Dedicated: The Essentials of Selecting an Engagement Ring

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No matter how you look at it, your engagement ring is likely to be the most important piece of jewelry you ever receive. While you might not be the one purchasing the engagement ring you eventually wear for a possible lifetime, you will likely guide your future fiancé in the right direct, which is why it’s important to have a clear idea of the important factors that go into choosing the final ring.

Below are some of the most important things both you and your fiancé should know as you start the process of selecting a beautiful engagement ring.

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The Style

While the quality of the diamond selected is incredibly important, none of this will matter if it’s not the right personal style for the person who will be wearing it. It’s a good idea to have some Pinterest boards or inspiration for the styles you love. For example, are you looking for something simple and classic, or maybe something that’s more ornate? Maybe you like something traditional, in the form of a vintage ring, or a ring that allows the focus to be exclusively on the diamond.

The Four Cs

The Four Cs are really the primary guide to purchasing a diamond. While this may not indicate style, it does cover almost every other crucial aspect of the ring. The four Cs include cut, color, clarity, and carat. For many people, clarity ranks pretty highly in terms of priorities. You can explore more about how to choose a ring or stone with excellent clarity by researching a diamond clarity scale chart.

Settings

A final thought on selecting an engagement ring: just as style and the four Cs are important, the setting can also be a vital part of the puzzle. Look for settings that are constructed of quality materials that pair well with the overall style of the diamond.

Lindsay Ginn

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