A man’s higher challenge at the point of proposing the woman he loves is which kind of engagement ring he should choose. This is a difficult stuff to do especially because of the enormous range of possibilities but also because of the man’s lack of practice when it comes to buy jewelry. This task may be even harder to accomplish when he has to pick the right size. Here are some hints a man will need to follow when he has to do this difficult purchase.
Firstly, he has to know what to ask. An engagement ring has three essential parts in composition and these would be the band, the setting and one or more gemstones. Because gemstones are the central part of the ring and yet the most expensive and attractive element, choosing them requires special attention. Whether you think of diamonds, sapphires, ruby, emeralds or other precious crystals, you have to keep in mind that the 4 C standards will impose the cost. According to the stone’s carat weight, some features like clarity, cut precision and color will make the price. When you decide for a light colored piece, clarity is influenced by surface defects. A special precise shape will enhance the viewer’s perception over the stone’s color and clarity. Never choose pearls for daily wearing jewelry. Semiprecious stones may be a good choice but you have to ask about their resistance.
Beside the fact of choosing solitaire or multiple gemstones, the main question remains the type of setting you have in mind. Prongs are classical settings that hold the gemstone on six metal claws. They are easy to clean, they are easy to make and have affordable costs. Even so, this model offers less protection to the gemstone’s girdle. Much stable are the bezel and channel shapes, which hold the crystal in place. Bar settings are useful for multiple stone arrangements. Channel and tension forms are difficult to resize and are quite sensitive to shocks. Paved patterns make the diamonds seem bigger but other sensitive stones may be easy to break.
And last but not least, you have to decide about the ring’s band, which would be made of gold, platinum or silver. Always keep in mind that it has to match with your wedding rings, so you may consider to choose a set in order to accomplish this resemblance. Many jewelry retailers will give you special price discounts for buying such sets. Because you need a perfect ring, be patient and see as many offers as you can.