Choosing the right Diamond Ring
Choosing the right band has always been a major headache for all guys since somebody decided to put this sparkling object on a metal ring and suggest it to be a ‘must-have’ for all marriage process. What has become a matter of simple truth is that this thing has become a symbol of Scottsdale diamonds endless love. Hence, purchasing it has become inevitable for any individual shifting from singlehood to marriagehood. Since it is impossible to hide away from this fact (unless your personal goal is to be a long life bachelor’s! ), it is important to understand some of the factors that needs to be considered before buying the ring.
Type of Ring
Basically, there are at least two different types of rings. One is the engagement ring, which is this is used for wedding recommendations and the other which is wedding ceremony ring, which has to be worn ‘at-all-times’ after the actual wedding process. The major difference between them is actually the emphasis of the diamond in the design. For practical reasons, your engagement ring should be able to shine so brightly in the moonlight that your lady would not not allow your proposal. Hence, proposal rings are made so your diamond is clearly defined on the ring. Basic engagement ring designs include solitaire rings and three stone rings.
Wedding ceremony ring is to be worn most of the time through the marriage and would be exposed frequently to wear and tear. Therefore, these rings have simpler designs and have diamonds embedded in the ring instead. By understanding the type of ring you want to buy, your time and efforts are now able to be focussed on that particular range. It is also important to note that the element of surprise should always be earmarked for the engagement ring, hence making it the more difficult ring to get.
Know what she wants
Before learning the needs of what your sweetheart might like, it is essential for you to get familiarized with the 4Cs of the diamond. The 4C’s stand for cut, clarity, carat, and color of the diamond. These four characteristics of the diamond are used to gauge the quality so because of this the price of the diamond. The descriptions of the 4Cs will also allow you to in getting what you want as you would be using the terminologies that your jeweler would understand.
The next phase is to understand her preferences! She’s going to ultimately function as the “certified gemologist” and will have a different set of qualities that she likes and wants to have on her band. Get to know her favourite the main diamond and her preference so you would not miss these qualities out! For example, she might prefer a more impressive diamond than one with good clarity or a certain shape or color. But you would be in terrible danger if she wants the biggest without color round formed diamond in the shop!
The ring band is also an important aspect. Depending on its color and the material it consists of, it can benefit provide a good contrast or illusion. For example, in the case of a slightly yellow color diamond on a gold ring setting, nobody could notice the yellow on the diamond! Of course, there is also the other quality of the ring band which is highly recommended, that is the durability or solidity.
What she favors might not be the best band. This is because depending on the size of her hand and fingertips, certain diamonds would look nice while others would look improper for her. As a general guide, a ring with a diamond of less than 1. 5carat on a hand with small and tiny fingertips would be obvious and appealing while anything bigger than that would get rid of the elegance.
Know your dealer
Irrespective you are buying your ring from, be it online or from a shop in your community, a certain degree of self research should be done. Get to know about the jeweler next door and also look for reputable addresses and telephone numbers for web stores. Check out discussion boards on the best places to buy in your community or to check on any complaints/feedback given on the web stores you are thinking about. Make sure that you are comfortable and trust the place where you are buying from.
There are two things which you should not miss out on during your self-research, these are the shops’ return policies and the diamond certification bodies which engage to grade their diamonds. Look out for at least a 30 days return period in their policies and that reputable organizations such as AGS or GIA are grading their diamonds. In many cases, shops use their in-house gemologists to grade, hence their reports may not be of equal standards with the AGS or GIA which are the international standards.
For those suggesting, plan for your proposal! Get the place reserved! Prepare for contingency plans if it rains! Make sure that you have a plan B available if you cannot proceed with plan A. I have some proposal ideas too if you need some brain storming!
Last but not least, know her ring size! Steal her ring in her drawer if you need to! Get a stringed to measure the circumference and bring it directly to the go shopping for rating. You might want to download a ring sizer from any diamond websites.
The writer finds the high quality proposal band at your price range. He writes independent online diamond store review, compare diamonds online, as well as provides budget tips and fundamental tutorials in choosing the right diamond.