There are many factors to think of when choosing an engagement ring. The cut of the ring, clarity and how much it costs are just a few of the considerations that need to be addressed when carrying out this important step. Therefore, it is best to be prepared, and know how to choose an engagement ring – it could bear a huge influence on the answer when a man pops the question!
Work Within Your BudgetThe first rule when purchasing a ring is to only spend as much as a man can afford. It has been said that one to two months' salary should be spent on an engagement ring, but this is simply not the case.
In the majority of cases, the betrothed couple would much prefer a financially stable marriage than beginning their lives together in debt. Perfectly suitable and beautiful rings are available to suit any budget.
Knowing the Different Diamond CutsThe cut of a diamond dictates how well it reflects light (known as its "fire"). A poorly cut diamond can seem dull, whereas a well cut gem can be dazzling.
As well as defining the sparkle of a diamond, the cut also dictates the shape. The majority of diamonds are shaped into a "round cut", but there are several styles available. It is advised that the person purchasing the ring considers all cuts before making a choice.