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Choosing a Custom Engagement Ring for Your Special Someone

Empress Diamonds - Thursday, February 08, 2018

 

 

What’s in a ring? A diamond setting which sits on a white gold band is the perennial image of the engagement ring. It comes in different shapes and sizes, but the classic diamond engagement ring has remained a fashion staple and symbol for romance and happily ever after. Custom engagement rings are the trend nowadays, as many couples believe that such ring makes the occasion more special and intimate.

Films such as ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ reinforce how romantic it is for women to be presented and receive diamond rings, and how it symbolizes romance and true love. The bigger, the better. Meanwhile, Sex and the City and Pretty Woman portrays the jewel as a manifestation of style and glamor. These movies have set the standards of an ideal engagement ring, but really, how do the men in these movies get it right?

The abundance of solitaire diamond rings in the market makes us think, is it really the only style of engagement rings? Or has it become the easy option, kind of like a pair of classic skinny denim jeans? A custom engagement ring is a great option but’s it’s always good to have a reference as to what style you want the look to be like.

Browse on Pinterest

 

The internet is the best place to start when doing anything, especially searching for the perfect engagement ring. Pinterest has boards on ideas on what styles fit which type of woman, or what cut is best, or simply what the prettiest rings are in the market right now. Start a board on Pinterest and follow other people’s boards where you can gather wedding ideas. Look for common patterns and styles. Do you like classic cuts? Multiple stone settings? Or do you go for vintage designs?

Get real life inspirations

 

There are rings which look good in pictures, while there are those which look better on an actual finger. Look at your friends’ or relatives’ engagement rings, or even complete strangers’ rings for ideas, especially if you want custom engagement rings. You can ask for advice, or simply just check out their rings. You may even end up with some free ring shopping advice.

Learn to 4C

 

In choosing a ring, it’s good to learn the four C’s in choosing a ring: colour, cut, clarity and carat. The clear and colourless diamond, or the D-grade, means that the jewel of high quality. Cut refers to the shape of the diamond itself, as well as the positioning of the diamond’s facets. On the other hand, the weight of the diamond is measured by carats.

Select a shape

 

Engagement rings come in many styles and shapes, among which is the round brilliant cut, the most common ring style. But there are other shapes in which diamond rings come in such as the pear and heart, among others. The good news is that, like denim, diamonds don’t go out of style no matter the design or cut. After browsing, narrow down your choices according to what you think your partner will like. Does your beloved like sparkles? Then either the round cut, or the princess cut is right one. But if you want to go for something unique, opt for a pear, square, or oval cut.

Consider the metal

While the diamond itself is the highlight of the ring, it is also good to consider the kind of metal you will use on the ring. Opt for a metal type which your beloved has been wearing for a long time because chances are, that person is more comfortable with that style. It’s also good to consider what type of metal fits the skin tone of the receiver.

Think about the setting

 

Given the wide range of styles currently available, choosing one that you like can be overwhelming. From bezels to prongs, there are many styles to choose from when it comes to the setting. If you want the classic look, go for a solitaire with a metal band.

Call a friend

 

Choosing from a wide range of choices of beautiful rings can be overwhelming. Try bringing along a friend when choosing a ring and ask for input. Better yet, ask for a professional to help you in choosing a style during your visit. You can book a consultation with Empress Diamonds and we’ll gladly help you find the best ring for you and your partner.

Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your happily ever after with your special someone.