An engagement ring is one of the symbols that signify the love between a couple and the desire to be married. There are couples that shop for their engagement ring together after the proposal while there are guys who do the engagement ring shopping ring for themselves and get it ready when he will pop the question. If the decision on choosing an engagement ring rests on the guy, it can be pretty tough since you won’t have something to consult to when choosing. Lucky for you, we are going to talk about what you should consider when shopping for engagement ring.
First off, try spying on her; take note of what she likes. What you are after is her taste. What is her style? What does her like in her stuff especially her jewelry? This may prove to be a challenge for guys who are oblivious to the desires of woman and their taste in things, so it can be very helpful to ask her mother, her sibling, or maybe her best friend. They will know what she likes and they will know what kind of engagement ring she is going to want to see on her finger. Once you have an idea of her taste and style, you can use it as a basis for the things to consider.
Then you have to take note of the 4Cs along with the shape of the stone. Let’s run through the each of the 4Cs first. The first thing is the color of the stone. Next is the cut of the stone or angles in the stone’s facets. Finally, you have to consider the clarity and the carat or size of the stone. Since you already took note of her style, you will be guided a little with the 4Cs especially with the color. Of course you also have to consider the shape of the stone. Most people get confused with the shape and cut as these are two different things. The shape is the geometry while the cut is the angle, remember that.
After you have gotten an idea of the stone of the engagement ring, you have to also consider the setting which is sometimes overlooked by people. The setting is where the stone is placed on the ring. You can find settings like a bezel which looks more modern and fresh or you can go with a more traditional four prong setting. However, the setting that you choose should depend on the shape of the stone since not every combination of shape and setting looks good. The common combination you will find is a small square shaped stone set on a four prong setting.
Lastly, don’t feel too pressured. Give yourself some time to choose. Take note of all the things we talked about and give yourself around a month to make the final decision. Don’t rush it since this is a very important choice to make and in the end, you will be able to propose with a beautiful engagement ring.