What’s the best way to propose to the love of your life? With bague de fiançailles, of course! The ring symbolizes love and commitment, so choosing the perfect one for your special moment will make it all the more special and memorable. Here are some tips on how to find that perfect engagement ring that you and your future spouse will enjoy.
Choosing Diamond Cut
Consider your fiancé’s style when deciding on a cut. She might prefer a sparkly and feminine setting, or she might prefer a bold statement of elegance. If you’re having trouble choosing, try asking her friends and family members. If possible, have her go with you to pick out her ring to give you some insight into what styles she likes. It’s also important to consider how much you can afford. The most popular cuts are usually more expensive than other options, but it’s not worth going overboard if it means being unable to afford a nice band for her finger as well.
Choosing The Right Setting
Think about how much you’re comfortable spending. Diamonds can cost thousands of dollars, but there are other options. Do some research before you go ring shopping. Be open to different types of settings and stones other than diamonds, too. The gemstone may have sentimental value to you and your significant other that goes beyond monetary value. You don’t have to stick with traditional round-cut diamonds either; princess-cut or oval diamonds are also popular choices.
Choosing the right colour for the diamond
Colour is perhaps one of, if not THE most important criteria in diamond grading. A colourless or near-colourless diamond can command a much higher price than an otherwise identical stone that’s noticeably tinted. If you want to spring for a high-end coloured diamond (i.e., green, pink, purple), expect to pay premium prices as these are highly sought after and there’s a limited supply of them in nature. In general, though, stick with GIA graded D through F for coloured diamonds; anything lower will be noticeable to your eye even when set in jewellery.
In general, though, stick with GIA graded D through F for coloured diamonds; anything lower will be noticeable to your eye even when set in jewellery.
A diamond’s cut: The cut grade measures how well a diamond has been polished and faceted. The better its cut grade, the more light it will reflect—and thus its sparkle will be more apparent—when placed on a white background under controlled lighting conditions at 10x magnification by a gemologist.