You are ready to “pop the question.” You have the place, the time, and you even came up with a brilliant idea of how to do it. Now, all you need is the right engagement ring. There are a few considerations to keep in mind in order to get the best fit for your sweetheart. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even create your own diamond wedding ring if you can’t find the right match in stores.
What will best fit your loved one’s personality?
It can be difficult knowing what ring will fit your sweetheart’s personality best. Is this person more outgoing or more introverted? Do they have an active lifestyle? For any kind of personality, the gemstone is a good place to start. When you think you have the right gemstone, the next step is the type of metal you should choose. Keep in mind that it is important to coordinate the band with the gemstone and your sweetheart’s personality. When you’ve chosen the engagement ring, choosing the wedding band will be a breeze. It is helpful to make sure the wedding band fits comfortably with the engagement ring, matches the design, and, of course, matches the personality as well.
If you’re going for something more distinct, engravings are a good way to add sentimentality and create a one of a kind ring. Custom designing the ring is another possibility for a completely unique look. In any case, it is best to try to match the characteristics of the ring with the character of your beloved.
What type of gemstone, shape, and cut should you choose?
Think about whether your fiancé prefers a traditional diamond or a colorful gem or both. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are popular colorful options. Next, consider what shape and cut would be best. The shape adds to the personality. Does a square shape seem suited to this person, or would something more tall and thin go better? The cut can affect how much the gem sparkles. Think about what sort of cut would resemble your beloved and still correlate with the rest of the design. As far as side gems are concerned, they can help emphasize the central gem and add sparkle to the ring. Something else to take into account is how well the gemstone balances with the band.
What is the best choice of metal band for your loved one?
It is helpful to pick out the type of metal that will go best with the lifestyle of your sweetheart whether active or not. There can be several types of metal to choose from. Some of the more popular metals are gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and tungsten.
- Gold can be less expensive than platinum, is resistant to tarnishing, and can come in different colors such as yellow, white, and rose.
- Silver can be less expensive than gold and is an excellent option if you prefer a white colored band.
- Platinum can be durable, is resistant to wear and tarnishing, and is hypoallergenic.
- Palladium can be less expensive than platinum, is strong, and resistant to wear and tarnishing.
- Tungsten is durable, resistant to scratching and wear, hypoallergenic, and can be less expensive than platinum.
Finding the right ring can be tricky sometimes, and there are often many options out there. However, with these guidelines you can have a good starting point and be more able to narrow down the possibilities. Remember, it is helpful to match the characteristics of the ring with your loved one’s character.