When searching for a perfect engagement ring, a lot of things tend to get complicated. One needs to decide on the design, material, and most difficult – the size. But the troubles do not stop there, what also needs to be decided is how many carats should the ring be. There are some, let’s say, standards, that claim it should be at least 1 carat, but the rules are not so rigid. It really depends on how much you are willing to spend on it. Therefore, the budget will determine how many carats the ring will be.
Since we’re writing about carats, it is only logical to give our readers an explanation of what these refer to
Many of you probably think that the bigger the ring, the higher the carat. However, it has nothing to do with the size, but with the weight of the diamond. But please, keep in mind that moissanite rings tend to sparkle beautifully, regardless of how many carats they have. After all, a diamond is a diamond, and it shines because of the cut, not the weight. Therefore, choosing to buy a diamond one, no matter how many carats, is a choice worth of applaud.
The term was first used in ancient times when stones were weight against carob tree seeds. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century that this measuring unit officially started being used for diamonds. One carat means the weight of the diamond is 200 mg.
So, how many carats should you get?
Once again, this will be determined by the size of your budget. However, you should not ignore what your partner likes, either. If we’re talking about a modest, who doesn’t like to wear jewelry that stands out too much then choose a smaller size. For example, you can find a diamond around 0.7-0.8 carats that will make a very nice ring, with an affordable price of approximately 2,000.00 $.
But if we’re talking about an average size of a diamond on the market, then it would be around 1.5-2.00 carats. A ring like this is promising to catch the eyes of others. Here you should also think about the size of the finger that’s going to wear it. Thicker ones will make it look even larger, maybe even too large. Smaller-sized fingers can look quite elegant wearing them.
Therefore, we can conclude that one carat is just enough. In fact, according to some research that aimed to analyze what people buy most for their engagements, this is what 50% of people choose to buy.
Once you have decided on this, it’s time to move on to choosing the shape…
Let us make one thing clear in the beginning – the choice is endless!
From several larger stones, one large and several smaller ones next to each other, stones arranged to form a shape such as a flower, star, and similar things, or those large individual stones.
When choosing the shape of the ring, pay attention to the final appearance. Do you want just one stone that will be supported by two prongs on each side? Or do you want your stone to be held by a metal wreath? Or do you want small stones arranged so that the finishing stone looks like it is floating between the pieces of metal? Or do you want stones coated between two metals? Or do you want coated stones flush with the metal? There are a lot of choices, which can confuse you easily.
Fortunately, you choose yourself, otherwise, you would probably suffer until she chooses the perfect one.
However, don’t forget that the most important thing is to choose what suits her style, and above all, what you think she might like. You can always ask her best friends for advice.
Colors are also important…
The color of the diamond is graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). The most popular choices are blue, yellow, and pink, but there are also rare colored diamonds such as green or red.
Another important thing to know is the cut of the stone. As the diamond, (or lab grown diamond) is cut, so will it shine. The cuts can be deeper or shallower. A stone that has a good cut will have an extremely bright shine and will reflect light without any problems. You can choose between stones in the shape of tears, and hearts, but also round, square, etc. You can also choose between polished and shiny stones. Keep in mind that the cut of the stone has nothing to do with its shape.
Pay attention to purity as well. This primarily refers to how many irregularities it has. These irregularities are visible only under a magnifying glass and are formed in the earth’s crust when the stone crystallizes.
An engagement ring is a symbol of love, and decision and the one that gave your relationship a new direction. That ring might be the ring you’ve been dreaming about all your life. And when planning a wedding, you will find yourself in an opportunity to start the search for a common ring, the one that will both symbolically and really connect two into one.
In order to be completely satisfied with your choice, it is good advice to start your search on time. Visit places where, in addition to good choices, you will also meet professionals who will be your allies on the way to finding the perfect engagement ring. Browse, talk, listen to wishes, and be satisfied with what you choose. And keep one thing in mind, you’ve already done the hardest task of all – you have found your true love!