Your Guide to Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Rings
Once you've finally decided to propose to the woman you love, you have to decide where, when and how to propose. Proposing for marriage is a precious moment, and you want to make sure everything goes just right. But there's just one problem - you haven't a clue as to the type of diamond engagement ring you should buy for your future bride! There are so many colors, styles and shapes to choose from with diamond rings, so we've put together this helpful guide for choosing diamond engagement rings - just for you.
For the diamond shape, does she like elongated shapes such as oval or marquise? Or, does she prefer round, pear-shaped or square? The number one choice of brides is round diamonds, but times are changing! There are even heart-shaped diamonds and other unique shapes. Clusters of diamonds are also available as opposed to the solitaire diamond ring.
Consider the size of her hand and fingers as well. If she has small, short hands a bold style or wide band could make her hands look even smaller.
Color Choices for Diamond Engagement Rings
There are several colors to choose from when shopping for a diamond engagement ring. Yellow gold, white gold and silver are the most popular diamond ring metals. Again, observe the jewelry she wears on a daily basis to get an idea of the type of jewelry she likes. Also, find out if she has any skin allergies to certain metals. If you're still not sure, buy a diamond engagement ring that would blend well with her other favorite jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, pendants, necklaces, etc.
The Matching Set: Diamond Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
Many diamond engagement rings come in a set with a matching wedding band. Buying the set is a good idea because you might save money. Also, buying her a wedding band along with her diamond ring shows your dedication and commitment to go through with the marriage. It might not seem important to you at the time, but to her it will mean everything!
Get the Right Size
Be sure to find out her left ring finger size before buying the ring. Maybe you can ask her the ring size at a "non-serious" moment, but be careful. She might get suspicious. Or, you could ask a friend or relative to find out for you. Don't forget to swear them to secrecy!
Get a Practical Diamond Engagement Ring
Be sure to choose a diamond engagement ring that's practical for everyday living. Consider her lifestyle and the type of work she does with her hands. Does she wear gloves in winter? A tall stone with prongs could snag her clothing (or your clothing). A fussy ring could annoy her after a while. So, keep it simple. Remember, she will wear this ring every day for many, many years to come!
Buying any jewelry such as diamond engagement rings, anniversary rings, etc. can be stressful if you're not sure what to buy. Use the tips above to choose a diamond engagement ring she'll adore for a lifetime.
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