4 Things to know before you buy an engagement ring.
Hi there I thought I would share a few pointers with regards the most important investment you will ever make, yes you've got it, your engagement ring! your spouse will be wearing this memorable gem on her hand for the rest of your married life and beyond..... no pressure.
What does the term 4cs mean?
Gentlemen please do your homework, its far better to be a little ahead of the game by finding out what these terms mean, so when you do visit a jeweller shop you or indeed online, you will have and understanding of the 4cs before you purchase your diamond. The 4Cs are quality gradings given to a diamond amazing right!
In brief the 4Cs:
Cut: A grading of how well a diamond is cut, which affects how it captures light.
Colour : How colourless a white diamond maybe.
Clarity: A grading of how flawless a diamond is, both internally and externally.
Carat: This is the weight measurement to give you an idea of how large a diamond is.
How much am I willing to invest
Have you heard of 3 months salary equivalent you should spend on an engagement ring? Well the good news gentlemen there really is no amount you can put on an engagement ring. You should only spend what you’re comfortable with. Your investment is a personal decision and lets be honest, you know exactly how much would be just right for the love of your life.
When do I plan to Propose
This might seem unrelated, however the reason for this is that some rings are available to be bought right on the spot others would need to be ordered and will take time to arrive. You may decide to take the unique one off custom-made option. Either way plan as far in advance as you can this also helps your stress levels guys.
In short having a proposal planner on board can be a huge help in directing you to great jewellers as well of
taking the stress out of secretly planning the perfect proposal for you.
What style or setting would she love
A couple things that impact on the style of your engagement ring are the centre stone’s shape and what setting style you choose. The term shape refers to the diamond for example is it round, oval, princess, emerald for example. So each shape has a different style. Your engagement ring’s setting can be classic, vintage , modern, unique, and much more.