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How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring for Your Partner

Are you in the stage of your life where you have to pick an engagement ring for one of your dreams? Are you worried stiff thinking of which ring to choose?

Here are some simple guidelines to help you pick what kind of an engagement ring to get for your partner.

With over 90% of couples exchanging at least one ring, exchanging rings has become a norm in engagements today.

If you want an unforgettable experience, an engagement ring is more than just a simple ring representing feelings.

You can get diamond engagement rings online from ItsHot’s vast selection, which conveniently can be divided into different diamond cuts options.

We will talk about the diamonds cut later in the article.

When buying an engagement ring, some of the essential factors you should consider are:

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Engagement rings can be quite expensive, so it is always preferable to have a fixed budget in mind so as not to render yourself completely broke by the end of the purchase.

When fixing a budget, remember to pick something which won’t compromise your lifestyle, yet not an amount that is too low to buy anything pretty.

With precious metals and gems, prices can go higher than you would expect, so always make sure you have sufficient money to buy the ring that defines your future.

Some people prefer to save up for months or even years to buy the ring as saving over long periods may render it a lot easier for you to buy a ring of the right kind and make.

A survey in 2017 put the average cost of an engagement ring in Australia in the range of about $6,000, although some far exceed even this price.

Source: Q Report

2. The 4 C’s:

When buying an engagement ring, it is always important to keep the 4 C’s in mind:

  • Color: The grade of color of the diamond, those with less color are rarer and a lot more expensive.
  • Cut: The quality of a diamond’s cut determines its light unleashing properties.
  • Clarity: This refers to the clearness of the diamond, its lack of blemishes and defects
  • Carat: This is the measure of a diamond’s size, commonly allied Carat weight.           

Once you pick what characters you seek among the 4 Cs, you can move on to the next step of the picking process.

3. The different diamond shapes and cuts:

You must understand the different diamond shapes and how they can affect the ring’s overall look.

The shape refers to how the diamond looks when viewed from above. This can be round, marquise, pear, oval, rectangular, square, and heart.

Cutting styles, however, refer to how a diamond is cut or its facets are arranged.

The most common cut for a round diamond consists of 57 or 58 faces cut in brilliant style. However, other styles exist, including the emerald cut and radiant cut.

Cut quality is another important point to note down, impacting how the diamond interacts with light.

4. The metal for the band:

The metal you pick for the band is just as important as the gem that rests at its center. As without the metal, the gem would simply be a crystal and cannot make the ring; the metal you pick can determine the overall look of the ring as well as how comfortable it will be on your partner to be.

The three most commonly used metals are:

  • Platinum: A grey-white metal, most popular amongst all metals in the use of making engagement rings. Generally a lot more expensive than gold; however, it is much more durable and therefore resistant to damage.
  • Gold: Gold has been the jewelry staple for thousands of years. A staple that can never be looked down upon. It is usually used either directly as 18K gold or in the form of rose and white gold when making rings, each with its own distinct color and appeal.
  • Silver: Sterling silver is not often used in jewelry and has the negative that it tarnishes quite easily when exposed to air.

As long as you consider these few things when picking your perfect band, you can be sure to find the perfect seller to guide you through buying an engagement ring. Good luck with choosing your perfect ring.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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