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How to pick out the perfect unique engagement ring

Looking for an Engagement Ring

If you are in the market for an engagement ring, let us first of all start by congratulating you. We might not know much about you or the woman you plan on spending the rest of your life with, but if you are right for each other, we are sure that she will be overjoyed when you propose to her and she will definitely say “yes” when you ask for her hands in marriage. While it is not uncommon for a woman to propose to a man in this day and age, this article was written more specifically for men who need advice and guidance in choosing the right engagement ring based on the fact that it is the man who in most instances proposes to the woman. When your girlfriend shares the news of her engagement with her parents and her closet friends, the first thing that everyone wants to see is the engagement ring. This is why you need to choose the perfect engagement ring. Your engagement marks the beginning of a great new life with the one you love, so you should start it off perfectly which means that the engagement ring should be perfect. 

Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

Buy an Antique

Decide on a Budget

If your girlfriend loves vintage jewelry or if she is into history and things of the past decades or centuries, then you might consider buying her an antique engagement ring. These rings are often one-of-a-kind and will show your girlfriend that you know her and considered her interests when choosing the ring. 

It is important that you decide on the budget for the engagement ring before you start shopping. Your budget will determine if you can afford an antique, a custom ring or any other ring that you might be interested in.

Choose for a Custom

Make it a Surprise

If you really want to make the moment special and unique, you might consider opting for a custom engagement ring. Custom engagement rings are unique, brings to life a vision and allows you to partake in a creative process that will bring happiness to the one you love but custom rings take time to make so proper planning is required and they tend to cost a bit more. Custom engagement rings also include unique handmade jewelry which will be much appreciated by a girl who fancies the sentimental things in life. 

Every good woman loves a good surprise. Make your engagement a surprise and create a moment that you and your soon to be bride will remember for the rest of your lives. 

The 4Cs of Choosing an Engagement Ring 

The diamond is the focal point of every engagement ring and most women will want and will expect a diamond engagement ring. For those of you who do not know how to purchase an engagement ring, it might seem like a challenging task but it is not. The 4Cs that every man must remember when buying a diamond are: cut, color, clarity and carat. These 4 Cs determine the quality and the cost of the diamond. 

  Cut has to do with the angles and the proportions of the diamond and is what gives the diamond its sparkle. This is what makes the cut the most important of the 4Cs. If the diamond is not cut right it will not have the fiery brilliance that causes it to sparkle when it is being showed off by your fiancé.
Color refers to the color of the diamond. Did you know that diamonds range from being colorless to light yellow? The diamonds that are truly colorless are the rarest and the most expensive while diamonds of the color white are the most popular. 
Clarity refers to how clear the diamond is. The clearer the diamond is, the more expensive it is. 
Carat refers to the diamond’s weight. The heavier it is, the more expensive it is. 

Choosing the Engagement Ring Band

When choosing the ring band, you can choose from a variety of metals including platinum, gold and silver. If you want to be really creative, you can choose a band made of a mixture of different types of metals. Each metal has its advantages and disadvantages which will determine at the end of the day which band will be the right one to compliment the diamond of your choice. Platinum for example is quite durable and will last for a long time but it dulls faster than gold while gold on the other hand is shinier than platinum but is softer and weaker. Regardless of their disadvantages, either metal make great choices for an  engagement ring band as well as matching wedding bands.

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