April 16, 2024
engagement ring

It’s time to make the big request to your better half, but here you are in front of the panoply of engagement ring sparkling with a thousand lights behind the window of the jewelry store. Thanks to the following valuable tips, you will surely surprise your sweetheart. Attention! Strong emotions guaranteed!

Do your investigation

Before heading to the jewelry stores in search of the perfect engagement ring, take the time to analyze your darling’s tastes.

  • Does she generally prefer understated or showy jewelry?
  • What about his personality, his way of life, the morphology of his hand?

If your investigation leads to nothing, don’t hesitate to make your sister or her best friend your accomplice, as long as she promises to keep it a secret – promise, swear!

3 criteria for finding an engagement ring

In order to guide you, it is very likely that the jewelry advisors will ask you for details on three important criteria: metals, stones and models. Here’s what you need to know about each of these criteria.

1. The main precious metals

Gold, whether yellow, pink or white, is measured in carats (1 carat = 1/24 fine gold contained in the alloy). The value is written inside the ring with a K or ct type punch.

  • Sterling silver (stamped 925).
  • Platinum.
  • Tungsten.

In addition to the price, find out about the following characteristics for each of the metals:

  • Its durability
  • Its brilliance
  • Its resistance to tarnish
  • His weight
  • Its hypoallergenic properties.

2. The main gemstones

  • The diamond, whose mass is measured in metric carats (cm) or points, and whose quality also varies according to clarity and color
  • The ruby
  • The sapphire
  • Emerald.

Although zircon is enticing due to its brilliance and low cost, it is still a fancy stone. However, this can be an interesting alternative if your budget is more modest.

Moreover, each of these stones can be cut in several forms, the main ones being the following:

  • round cut
  • Oval cut
  • Princess cut (square)
  • Marquise cut (elongated)
  • Pear cutter
  • Heart cut
  • Trillion cup (triangle).

3. The main models of rings

  • Ring (uniform ring).
  • Solitaire (ring set with a single stone in the center).
  • Trinity (ring set with three stones in the center).
  • Semi-eternity (ring set with small stones on approximately half of its circumference).
  • Eternity (ring set with small stones around its entire circumference).

So! You have all the criteria to meet in order to choose the engagement ring that will make your loved one cry with joy.