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Engagement Rings 101

Aug 4, 2008
Being so in love that you want to get engages is a special commitment. And of course you want to mark the occasion and celebrate that special someone by buying them the perfect engagement ring! Rings are a personal sign of love and affection so it is crucial to pick the most suitable to your partner and most reflective of both of you. There are an abundance of different rings available so the world really is your oyster for choosing the perfect one for your bride to be! Although some couples choose a ring together, the task can be even more daunting if you are picking one as a surprise!

Be it gold, white gold or platinum, whatever the carat, whichever size- with diamonds, solitaire's, clusters, princess, pear, oval, emerald and many more to choose from- you can pick the perfect one for her finger. Diamond rings are probably the most popular today, and this relates back to the middle ages! Typically, simple bands were used and diamonds were seen as a sign of status, which gradually became more and more popular.

If in doubt, check what king of jewelery she usually wears- ask her friends and if possible check her jewelery box for ideas on the metal, shape and style. Show your love and commitment with the perfect ring!

Choosing an engagement ring can be even more difficult when you have certain expectations and are restricted by a certain budget. This is especially so when you envisage the perfect ring but lack the necessary money to purchase it. However all is not lost- why not try designing and making your own engagement ring? This isn't as complicated or difficult as it may sound... once you have a picture in your head of the style, color, size and settings you want simply put pen to paper to give yourself a better idea and so you can consult other if you feel the need. Think of the types of stones you want the ring to have, diamonds are obviously the most popular choice but consider other too such as rubies, opals or sapphires for instance. Have a good think about the specifics as the better idea you have the easier matching to your criteria becomes. Think about the different features of your ring and the appropriate size and shape- one that you now will be ideal for the person you're choosing to wear it. From your ideas and design check the designs that the jeweler provides against your criteria to be extra sure it is the ideal ring you wish to purchase. If you feel you lack the confidence or are unsure about exactly what it is you want, why nor search online for the perfect ring or visit a jeweler or designer for some hints and ideas. They have an abundance of experience in this field so you don't have to go it alone. There are various places to search for and fine the perfect engagement ring0 check out where's nearest and most suitable to you!
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