Proposing to your significant other is an exciting time for couples. One of these important decisions involves picking out the right engagement ring. When you are preparing to buy an engagement ring, consider these important items first.
1. Knowing the 4 C’s
One of the most important things to know about your potential ring is the 4 C’s. The four C’s are, cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut refers to the shape the diamond is cut into. This has an effect on how the diamond captures light. Color refers to the degree of color the white diamond is. The clarity of the diamond reflects how flawless it appears. This includes both internal and external clarity. Finally, carat is a weight measurement and the size of the diamond.
One of the most memorable purchases you can make is when you buy an engagement ring, and this means research is essential. Around 35% of purchasers will do less than three months of researching the type of ring they want and where to buy it. You will need to find the right jeweler to purchase from. Once you have narrowed your list of jewelers down, take a look at their selection online and determine what kind of ring you desire.
3. The cost
Determining the cost of the ring can be quite the balancing act. You want your future spouse to feel special and worthy so you will want to purchase a ring that reflects that. You do not, however, want to break the bank. You will soon have a wedding to plan so money will be vital. Many believe that you should spend about three months of your regular salary on the engagement ring. Ultimately the cost is up to you and what you can afford.
4. Use your creativity
Diamond rings seem more like a creative activity for the designer than the buyer. Many jewelers offer custom made rings for buyers. Going this route will give your partner something incredibly unique and memorable. This can make your engagement all the more special.
5. Be prompt
Do not wait until the last minute to buy an engagement ring. Constructing the ring and getting it ready can take some time. If you have a specific proposal date in mind, make sure that you order early enough so that you have your ring. This will take lots of careful planning on your hand.