Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be.
With a little research and careful consideration, you can find the perfect ring that symbolises your love and commitment. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect engagement ring.
Determine your budget
The first step in choosing an engagement ring is to determine your budget. Engagement rings can vary greatly in price, and you want to make sure you don't overspend. Decide on a budget that you're comfortable with and stick to it.
Consider the 4Cs
The 4Cs of diamonds are cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight. These are important factors to consider when choosing a diamond engagement ring. The cut determines the sparkle of the diamond, the colour refers to the absence of colour, the clarity refers to the number of flaws or inclusions in the diamond, and the carat weight refers to the size of the diamond. Consider which of these factors are most important to you and your partner.
Choose a metal
Engagement rings can be made of different metals such as gold and platinum. Consider your partner's preference and lifestyle when choosing a metal. Platinum is a durable and hypoallergenic metal, while yellow, white and rose gold are a classic choice.
Determine the ring style
Engagement rings come in a variety of styles such as solitaire, halo, or three-stone. Consider your partner's personal style and choose a ring that reflects their taste. Look at the jewellery they wear and take note of their preferred style.
Consider the ring size of the engagement ring
It's important to know your partner's ring size before purchasing an engagement ring. You can discreetly find out their ring size by borrowing a ring that fits them or by asking a close friend or family member.
Consider a custom made ring
If you're seeking something a bit different, consider creating a custom made engagement ring. This enables you to choose your stone, metal, style and size and have the ring made just for you.
Choosing an engagement ring can be a fun and exciting process. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to find the perfect ring that your partner will love and cherish for a lifetime.
At Brinkhaus Jewellers, we have been creating engagement rings for almost 40 years.
To find out more and to view our extensive range of handcrafted engagement rings, visit us at 24 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont today.