An engagement ring is one of the most important purchases any man will make. A beautiful engagement ring is one way to show her just how much you care, which is why it’s so important to get it right. Before selecting a diamond ring, consider these tips for finding the perfect piece for your future fiancé!
Learn the 4 Cs
A great diamond ring starts with a great diamond. Diamond quality is determined by the four Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut of the diamond refers to the angles on the surface of the diamond. A good cut allows light to bounce between the angles and outward from the top of the stone. Diamond color is rated using letters from D to Z. D diamonds have no color, while Z diamonds are light yellow. Clear diamonds typically have a higher value. Clarity refers to how many imperfections, or inclusions, the diamond has. The best stones are rated SI1 and SI2. Carat refers to a diamond’s weight. Expect size and price to increase with weight.
Research Different Shapes
Diamonds come in a variety of shapes, but the most common are round, heart, princess, and pear shapes. Though these shapes are most common, your jeweler can help you find the perfect shape to match your fiancé’s tastes.
Find Out Her Ring Size
Diamond rings can always be resized, but you can keep your engagement perfect by having the right size ring ready for the big event. This way, you don’t need to spoil the surprise by asking her to come in for a measurement. Bring another of her rings to the jeweler or sneak a measurement using a piece of string to find out the ring size of your bride-to-be!
Finding the perfect engagement ring for your sweetheart takes time and consideration. The diamond ring specialists at Overland Park’s Toner Jewelry are ready to help you select the perfect ring! Call us at (913) 663-3092 to start your ring search today. We also offer gold-buying services, a fine selection of estate jewelry, and pre-owned Rolex watches.