If you find the right person to share your life, an engagement ring is a symbol of your commitment to that person. It also symbolizes your desire to start a new life with your future wedding vows.
However, when it comes to buying your engagement ring, there are a lot of factors to consider. Your partner’s personality and preference are significant factors, but there are also other things you need to think about when it comes to the ring itself.
Jewelers in Utah and many other states have a wide array of engagement rings for those who wish to tie the knot. When choosing a ring for that special someone, consider the 4 Cs.
- Cut – If you have saved money to buy a diamond ring, you may want to consider the cut of the stone. The classic round shape is the most common, but you could choose any cut (princess, pear, radiant, or marquise) that would fit your would-be partner’s hands and ring finger.
- Color – The most valuable and rare color is white. Professional jewelers usually provide grades for these gems and it is better to ask them for guidance.
- Clarity – Every stone has an imperfection. Jewelers give diamonds or stones without imperfections the highest grades, but most come with natural flaws or blemishes. Some cannot be seen by the naked eye, so choose one that would fit your budget.
- Carat –This is the weight of the stone. Remember that the larger the stone, the greater chance there is to see the flaws.
Selecting the setting or the metal framework which the gem is mounted is also important. Choose whether your partner prefers a solitaire, a three-stone setting, or an accent setting. Make sure that the cut you chose matches the setting.
You should also choose the metal for your ring. You can choose from gold, rose gold, platinum, or white gold. Check your partner’s jewelry to find out what kind of metal or setting she would prefer.
Finding the right person to share your life is difficult, but to find the ring that would bind the two of you for a lifetime, is easy.