Shopping for a Diamond Engagement Rings


When it comes to deciding on the right diamond engagement rings, it is important to choose wisely as this ring is something that should be cherished for a long-time to come. A sparkling diamond ring might feature a single diamond surrounded by other smaller diamonds or those consisting of a simple large stone, which are known as the solitaire rings.


The quality of a cut diamond is extremely important, especially with an engagement ring. When shopping for a ring its sensible to visit several respected jewelers to ensure you are getting a high-quality and sparkling stone. You might well be able to find some great bargains at a discount jewelry store, but those stones are more likely than not flawed. Search for a jewelers which has established a solid reputation and has been in business for a good number of years.


A 1-carat stone is often seen as a nice size stone for a diamond engagement ring, with the stone at this size at a high-quality and value. Stones in the 1 to 1.5-carat range can feature some truly spectacular diamonds. Although, it is certainly possible to go a lot small, even at a 0.15 to 0.25-carat range, if the budget isn’t able to stretch to the bigger stones. It is also possible to have multiple stones in a ring at various carat weights, with the main diamond always being of the highest quality.


Beyond the clarity, shape and size of a diamond, you also need to consider the quality of the actual ring which will be showcasing the stones. Common choices include gold, titanium and platinum, which are all strong enough to ensure the diamond is kept in place. Preferred ring settings include those in either 14 or 18-carat platinum or gold. Although 24-carat gold is seen as a pure weight it isn’t strong enough to hold a diamond in place.


Once the ideal type of engagement ring is decided on, it is important not to forget to have it sized at the right size to fit the finger properly. If a ring is too small or too big, it can often be easily adjusted by visiting a local jeweler who shouldn’t have any difficulty changing the size, which might come with a small change to complete this type of work. An ideal fit for an engagement ring is one that fits not overly tight, but not too loose that it might accidentally slip from the finger.


By Sam J Loeb


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