What To Look For In Your Engagement Ring

Written by Vaishnavi ThakurOct 08, 2018
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING
So it’s that time in your life when you’re all set to embark upon a new journey with someone you love and adore! However, as you must have rapidly discovered, it’s not just that. It involves a long process of rituals… an engagement being one of them. If the thought of wearing that engagement ring on your ring finger gives you butterflies in the tummy (why won’t it, anyway?) but makes you equally nervous, it maybe because you’re confused as to what you want for yourself or your significant other. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind before shopping for your engagement ring!
 

Shape matters

The size of the finger

Does your significant other have a preferred shape that they love? A heart, perhaps a square or a circle? Make sure you keep note of things like shapes, because hey, little things matter and how! And wouldn’t an engagement ring in the shape of their choice be just perfect?

 

All about the money

The size of the finger

Time to get a little realistic! We know that this is a huge deal for you, but streamlining your expenses as to how much you can really spend on a particular aspect of a wedding is equally important. So, choose brands that fall under your budget without compromising on the quality. Seems like an impossible task, but trust us, it’s not! Research well when it comes to jewellers and hunt as much as you can. Don’t be lazy and pick up the engagement ring from the first store you see!

 

Mix it up

The size of the finger

Instead of going for a full gold, or even a full diamond ring, maybe mix things up a little? If you have the budget you can go for a sapphire stunner or an emerald or ruby as your main stone too! You can also go for contrasting hues or a gorgeous platinum + diamond combination! Who would want a boring engagement ring anyway?

 

4 C’s

The size of the finger

Keep in mind the four most important C’s while shopping for the engagement ring : Colour, cut, clarity, carat. These are to never be compromised when you’re buying something that’s precious and is going to be with you forever. Make sure you’re reading up on hallmarking that is regulated by bureau of Indian standards or taking your jewellery to SGL (Solitaire Gemological Laboratory) or IGI (International Gemological Institute) to get the diamonds verified. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to jewellery.

 

The size of the finger

The size of the finger

This is the most important part, but you can easily forget it! If you’re shopping for your significant other especially, you need to know the size of their ring finger, so do all it takes to slyly find out the size(if you’re going to propose), you don’t want the engagement ring falling off their finger, do you?

Engagement rings are special and you must do everything it takes to ensure that the first big part of your wedding, your engagement ring, should never be one of the wedding shopping mistakes you tend to make.

Vaishnavi Thakur

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