A diamond engagement ring is a serious investment, both financially and emotionally. Engagement rings are the ultimate commitment for a serious relationship, symbolizing a lifelong commitment and everlasting love. When choosing one, there are quite a number of factors, and you should have an idea of your significant others’ preferences or a reliable source of information about her dream ring. You must choose the metal for the band, the precious or semi precious stones to be embedded in the band, the cut for the stones in the ring, and any other embellishments, such as engravings.
Choices for metals in engagement ring bands include sterling silver, gold, white gold, and silver. Some people opt for nontraditional stones for their engagement rings, such as sapphires, pearls, rubies, emeralds, or amethyst. Depending on personal preference, some people choose the birthstone of their significant others’ birth month or a stone that features in their family history. A stone can be cut in a number of different shapes, such as a princess, round, octagon, oval, heart, radiant, and pear cuts.
If you choose a diamond, there are seven different colors that vary in beauty, rarity, and value. These include black diamonds, pink diamonds, champagne diamonds, and white diamonds. White diamonds are the most traditional of these choices for engagement rings, and they are judged on a scale that judges clarity of the stone.
Once you’ve chosen the central stone, the metal for the band, and the cut of the stone, you can choose the size of the stone and any embellishments you’d like to add. For example, you may want to engrave the date of your meeting, the date of your proposal, or her name on the inside of the ring, or you may want to choose a small central stone that is surrounded by stones of a different color. The important thing in your choice of engagement ring is to choose something that she will cherish for the rest of her days.