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Tips on Choosing a Diamond Ring June 18, 2009

Posted by Jill Renee in : Buying Diamonds, Buying Engagement Rings , trackback

Once you have made the big decision and have decided to ask the one you love to spend the rest of her life with you. Now you must go on a quest for the perfect ring. It may seem like a daunting task but it won’t be, if you keep a few things in mind. You will find the perfect ring in no time.

First, you must keep in mind your loved ones choice in jewelry and also your budget to find the perfect ring that will fit your needs. Take a look at the jewelry she wears now to get an idea of what type of style it is and also does she prefer silver or gold. The type of jewelry she prefers whether it is bold or vintage will also give you an idea of what type of ring she might prefer.

Another thing to consider is the shape and setting style. The number one choice chosen by most brides to be are round diamonds. Other styles to choose from include; oval, pear-shaped, square and heart shaped. There are also different settings to choose from, such as; a solitary diamond set alone in a band or a band with stones embedded in it. The type of rings she wears now may give you some clues about what style she would like.

The size and shape of her hands and fingers will also make a difference in which style and type of ring will suit her best. If she has short fingers an elongated diamond such as an oval or marquise can make her fingers appear longer.  If she has long fingers a wideband ring will make her fingers appear shorter. Bold ring styles look very nice on long fingers.  If she has larger hands a small delicate engagement ring could actually look smaller on her finger.

There are also several different precious metals to choose from, including, gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Most women have a preference of which type of metal they prefer their jewelry to be made of. Some women prefer the “white” look of white gold, platinum and palladium. On the other hand, some women prefer gold. If you notice the jewelry she wears now you should be able to determine which metal she would prefer for her engagement ring.

If you are unsure of what exactly she would prefer you can always try to be subtle and get hints from her on what she likes. Another good idea is to enlist the help of a family member or a close friend of hers to help you make the choice. Make sure you choose someone who knows her likes and dislikes and also someone who can keep the ring a secret. You can also browse online or in your local shopping mall to get some ideas.

Choosing an engagement ring can seem like an overwhelming process. If you pay close attention to what your loved one says and the jewelry she wears you will make a perfect choice. You will find the perfect diamond and setting that she will cherish forever.


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