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Getting Engaged? This Is What You Need to Know

Getting engaged is a beautiful and exciting event, that will be the start to a lovely journey for you and your partner. All of the details that you will consider could drive any person crazy in trying to plan your perfect moment. Regardless of how you approach your big moment, the ring is a huge part of this momentous occasion. As you think about the ring, consider these factors to ensure that you pick your and your partner’s perfect engagement ring.

Diamonds and Beyond

The traditional engagement ring offers a classic look with a diamond and unadorned band; however, couples are getting engaged with all different types and styles of rings these days. You need to understand that there is no lack of choice when it comes to picking out the ring. 

 

Whether you prefer lab-created diamonds due to their brilliant look and minimized social impact or you go for an untraditional look with another type of gemstone, there are options for any bride. While diamonds are a classic look, brides are adorning their fingers with beautiful rings in all shapes, styles and designs. The most important piece is choosing an option that is right for you and your soon to be fiancé(e)

Budget

While getting engaged can be a moment that wraps you up in joy, be sure to not get too far ahead of yourself. Designating a budget for the ring is crucial before starting down the road of engagements. This will be your guiding map to the perfect ring, as this will be one of the first questions that you are asked when perusing rings. It can be all too easy to get distracted with the shiny pieces, many details and the idea of your loved one’s excitement. This is why knowing your budget is critical, as choosing one outside of your budget, while it may wow your significant other can trigger financial strain, can start your new adventure off on the wrong foot. While there are suggestions out there for what you should invest in your engagement ring, remember that these are just suggestions and you will need to choose an option that best suits your and your significant other’s financial situations.

Ring Basics

As you look at rings, there are some basics that you should be aware of beyond any gemstones you choose. While any gemstones may be the focal point of the ring, there are finer details that are just as important. Engagement ring basics include the type of metal, setting, style and the stones; furthermore, for diamonds they are classified by four characteristics, cut, color, clarity and carat. All of these are details of the ring that you will choose when looking for that perfect ring and also impact your overall price. A useful tip is to investigate to see if there are social media boards or interests available for your viewing like Pinterest. While investigating on your own may be useful, if you and your significant other prefer to choose together, you may want to look them into the conversation of their forever accessory.

Incorporating Tradition and Family

There is major significance in this piece of jewelry, as it is not just another accessory. This is the piece that will signify their intentions to create forever with you, so this will be immensely important; however, there are ways to increase the impact of this lovely gift. There are ways to subtly weave in families and traditions into the ring itself, such as utilizing family heirlooms in the ring, highlighting family heritages in the design or engraving the band. While these may be small sentiments, they will undoubtedly have an immeasurable impact on the soon to be fiancé(e) and signify a beautiful message.

 

Picking out an engagement ring can be exciting, intimidating and trigger feelings of nervousness, but preparing yourself for all of the questions and details of engagement rings will ready you for that choice. Regardless of how you ask the big question, you will be sure to be equipped with the perfect ring if you take all of these factors into account.