Sometimes, it seems as if getting the perfect life mate was the easy part, at least when compared to getting the engagement ring sorted out! Even a simple search for platinum solitaire ring details will yield a ton of information and a bewildering league of things you need to know and styles you need to choose from.
I mean, you probably didn’t set out to become a gemologist. And most websites will imply that’s what you need to be to stand a chance of getting it right. Here’s some useful tips to help you get going on the road to the right ring.
Firstly, there’s going to be a cost. And if you fancy the top end platinum band, that cost is going to be high. There’s nothing to do about it. However, starting your life together in debt is just plain stupid. Don’t do it. Pick a budget you can actually afford and find a way to work within it. Don’t get caught up in the rat race. Your life together will still be more important than any ring.
Size matters, at least when it comes to rings. While rings can be resized, there is a limit to what can be done within certain styles, and it’s always better to go with one that will fit. You can use an existing ring that fits well to get a size, or take each other ring shopping- you no longer have to have the secret engagement ring, you know. If you’re the sort to want couples engagement rings, or if you’re just like the rest of us and want your wedding and engagement rings to compliment both each other and the other partners, you need to give long term thought to the ring you’re picking. It should be a metal and a style that everyone can live with. Friends and family can, of course, help you out by letting you know if hints have been dropped as to the type of ring, or even just for some guidance on the favored styles- but you are proposing setting out on ‘forever’ together, you should be able to take a guess at this fairly efficiently yourself by now!
You need to spend at least some time with the famous ‘4Cs’ of cut, clarity, carat and color if you’re to make a good diamond purchase, but don’t get overwhelmed by it either. Anything below H color grade is usually a bust, and anything below cut grade ‘Very good’ usually isn’t worth the time, and cut and color are the two critical ones, not size, but it’s going to be a matter of your partner too. Some people will demand boulders. Others don’t care. Do remember that there are always the so-called ‘fancy’ diamonds, the colored ones, which range from pink to yellow to black and beyond. Or venture past the tired old diamond- after all, it’s only a classic because DeBeers sold us the idea it should be in the 1940s- and opt for a beautiful colored stone.
Don’t let getting the right ring swallow you whole- keep it simple.
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