Choose an Engagement Ring

Choose an Engagement Ring

Symbol of engagement, the engagement ring is the essential accessory to any marriage proposal. Diamond and white gold, emerald and platinum, sapphire and yellow gold … It remains to know how to choose this ring.

What precious stone?

Traditionally, diamonds are THE gemstone chosen for an engagement ring. Symbol of eternity and purity, it is most often mounted alone. Its size, expressed in carat, and its hue will determine its price. The clearer a diamond is, the purer it is. It’s color, and therefore its quality is noted by a letter, which goes from D (colorless) to Z.

Discover it!

If you want to be a little less conventional, you can opt for another gem that will stick more to the likes or the personality of your companion you can choose rings from The sapphire is one of the best-selling gemstones in the world. Less expensive than diamonds, it symbolizes fidelity and sincerity. It would correspond to people rather sentimental. Deep green, emerald is the symbol of true love and fertility. Very expensive, this precious stone is also fragile. With its bright red color, the ruby is a symbol of passion. To book so passionate women. Finally, you can also opt for semi-precious stones such as aquamarine or pearl culture certainly much less conventional.

If your budget does not allow you to buy a diamond, know that there is an imitation stone called zirconium.

Which metal?

As for the material used, the most common is gold. White gold or yellow gold, even pink, for you to see according to the tastes of your companion. The 750 thousandths gold is identified by a punch in the shape of “eagle head”. Formerly, platinum, gray metal even more valuable than gold, was commonly used. We still choose it today but more rarely. Very pure and solid, it is a very luxurious metal, a symbol of eternity. To differentiate it from white gold, check the punch in the shape of a “dog’s head” which identifies platinum 950 thousandths. Titanium or steel rings are also beginning to appear, cheaper but resistant metals. If you have a small budget, you also have the money.

What budget?

On the budget side, it takes a minimum of about € 700 for a gold engagement ring with a small diamond of 0.10 carat. The price can reach heights with larger and purer stones, mounted on platinum. Of course, if you opt for money and zirconium’s, the bill will be much lower: less than 100 €.

How to choose the size of the ring?

A little trick if you do not know the size of your ring companion but still want to keep the effect of surprise: borrow him, without his knowledge, one of the rings she usually wears. Tradition has it that one wears the engagement ring in the left ring finger, the same finger as the wedding ring while waiting for the wedding. Choose the right ring as a model.

How to offer the ring?

There are a thousand and one ways to offer an engagement ring: from classic dinner lovers to the wildest request, before jumping parachute for example. Some want to reunite the two families and friends to celebrate the engagement together. And they are waiting for this moment to offer the ring to their bride. Anyway, your partner will be very happy to be offered to this ring. Romantic gift par excellence, it will probably make her blush with pleasure. So, gentlemen, it’s up to you!

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