Monday, 26 December 2011

Before Buying An Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is the investment of life time so it needs little attention. Before choosing an engagement ring you should do some homework like deciding the metal, stone and design of the ring. This will not only make your selection easier but also help you in getting a perfect bling for your lady luck.
Firstly, choose a metal of your choice. Most brides-to-be are very specific about the metal when it is for their engagement ring.
Yellow gold is the traditional and most preferred choice. 24k is the purest form of yellow gold but it is very soft and generally not preferred for engagement ring because it can’t hold the stone properly. 14k and 18k are though not so pure but are harder than 24k so these are more durable options for making an engagement ring.
If yellow is not your choice, you can opt for white gold or platinum. White gold rings also have the same sheer as yellow gold and they can easily complement any jewelry accessory she may have in her wardrobe.
Platinum on the other side is more expensive than gold because of its rarity. The metal is harder and highly resists any damage and never goes out of luster so makes a durable and shiny engagement ring.
Next important point is to decide the stone of your ring. Though diamonds are forever but it’s not necessarily applicable on every girl’s choice. If your girl likes diamonds than go for it after assuring the 4C’s of quality i.e. clarity, color, carat and cut. These are the quality parameters for a true diamond. And as you are opting for diamonds so don’t forget to ask for GIA (Gemological Institute of America)’s diamond quality certificate.
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If she likes color stones then you can pick her birthstone or any precious stone. Tanzanite is one of the most popular gemstones these days. It is a rare and exotic stone and its trichrosim is exceptional. Tanzanite engagement rings are in fact in demand these days. You can possibly found tanzanite in any shape, size and cut. Other gemstones like sapphire, emerald and ruby are also very popular.
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Now you have to choose the design. Solitaires and three-stone rings are the traditional and classic options. But if you want something more decorative and exceptional go for antique engagement ring. They are really in great demand and each piece is unique and exclusive.
An engagement ring is not just a piece of jewelry but it is the expression of your love and devotion and is a piece to treasure for lifetime. Therefore, an engagement ring has to be very special and unique.

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