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ENGAGEMENT RING BUYING GUIDE

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 9:35 PM

HOW TO CHOOSE THE ENGAGEMENT RING


So you are planning on popping the question really soon, or perhaps you are truly thinking about it, well congratulations. You have a lot of decisions ahead of you, and yes, we are so in love with love, we are here to help you along the way. Here are some of the things, you might consider.  What you need to do first, let’s start by choosing the gemstone.

 

The Gemstone

The most common classic engagement styles ring is usually a diamond in the center of the ring. Your soon to be fiancé may also want to go the unconventional way, by choosing the second most common gemstone, which is a sapphire. Its solely depends on your partners taste and style. Either one they chooses, I am sure it’s a safe choice.  When you decide on either the diamond, or the Sapphire, they are both ranked the hardest gemstones. According to the Mohs scale hardness, the diamond is ranked 10, and the Sapphires is ranked 9 on a scale of 1-10 mineral grading scale. Meaning they both can be subjects to everyday wear. If you are truly leaning towards size, the sapphires appears bigger and is budget friendly. The most command sapphire colors are deep blue, but surprisingly they also come in a variety of other colors.

 

The Shape of Your Gemstone

 Did you know, that 75 % of all diamond purchases are shaped round? It’s the most common choice of diamond today. Due to the fact that the round diamonds are the most popular, they can be the costly.  The princess and the cushion cut can save money, for the budget conscious client.  You can have major savings of 40% by choosing a shape other than a round diamond. It all depends on your future brides taste, as well as your budget. I say get to know her taste, you will be surprise what your partner loves. 

 

The Precious Metal

Here are the fabulous choices of medals to choose from.  Platinum is the most popular choice, but you also have a choice of white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. I hope you are not confused, because the choosing of the metal, is solely based on your future bride’s metal palette. . But if you are looking for something more durable, by all means platinum is certainly the winner, it can also cost about 50% more. Keep in mind white gold and platinum, looks similar. Your soon to be bride may appreciate either metal, just keep an eye on what she currently wears or just ask your partners bestie for advice.

 

What’s Your Partner’s Style?

Selecting your partner’s ring setting may be one of the hardest part of this happy occasion. Ask yourself, what do your partner like, is it more modest, vintage, modern, sleek, reserved, or dazzled with lots of diamond. Your partners style can lie in the style of furniture they like, the clothes they wear, are they glamorous, or natured focused or even classic reserved.  If you are planning a surprise engagement be sure to deal with a reputable dealer that can work with you, in terms of returns or exchanges for whatever your partner will adore forever. 


The Ring Budget

The budget can be the big elephant in the room. Typically they advise, 3 times of what your monthly income. When considering purchasing an engagement ring, it’s important to do what you feel is appropriate for your budget. After all its between you and your partner and your love for each other. Keep in mind there are several budget friendly options available as well, such as putting money away if you wish to start preparing early, as well as financing options. Starting a ring savings plan ahead of time, that my cut down on the added financial stress. Remember it’s a celebration of love, it should enjoyable.  


The Ring Size

The ring size hunt begins. This should not be so much fun. The most common ring size is between 6 and 7, or sometime a bit larger. The best way to determine your partners ring size, is to perhaps sneak a ring from the jewelry box, and take it to your jeweler, or take a piece of paper and trace the ring sized on it. Most reputable jeweler will work with you on resizing if needed.  If you are in doubt, be sure to buy a larger size, it’s just easier to resize, than buying a smaller ring.

 Congratulations, it’s time to have some fun and enjoy purchase the perfect engagement ring. Hope we have assist you in finding the perfect ring. Your partner will be elated.

PS:

 Don’t forget the 4Cs when purchasing jewelry: Carat weight, Color, Clarity and Cut. Now that your engagement is on the way. Your ring guide is posted above, happy shopping.  Fifth Avenue Event Services can assist you with popping the question. Yes, we do planning affordable unique wedding proposal. Visit us on www.fifthavenueservices.com. Do something unique, you will have special memories for a lifetime.


Staff Writer /Founder / Sr Wedding Proposal Planner

Andrea Jackson

Fifth Avenue Event Services

Palm Beach, Florida

561-704-8293 Local

800-691- 6208 ext .700

[email protected]

www.fftthavenueservices.com


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