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Selecting The Perfect Engagement Ring

Nov 1, 2007
One of the most important decisions you will ever make besides choosing a marriage partner is selecting the diamond jewelry for an engagement rings. The jewelry that you select for your engagement ring is going to be something that marks one of the biggest occasions in your life so you will want to make sure it is perfect.

Knowing as much information as possible is one of the best ways to help when selecting the perfect diamond and setting for your engagement ring. You should know jewelry information before you begin shopping to make sure you find the best fine jewelry for your marriage partner so that it aptly displays your love and romance. You should make sure you know about diamond cuts in addition to proper care for diamonds so that you will be able to make an informed decision when shopping.

The first important step in choosing jewelry is to decide what your budget is going to be. This doesn't mean you necessary have to set a specific money limit and stick to it. Having a budget can mean that you select the perfect diamond jewelry for a cheaper price. Don't feel you have to pay a high price for engagement rings, rather pay for what you find to be the perfect choice. Once you do find your perfect ring don't just pay the amount even if you have the money. Always try to negotiate for a better price since you may actually be able to save some money. The worst that can happen is the jewelry stores won't go lower in price and you will just have to pay the listed price.

The next step you will need to do is consider which stone you are going to get. It is generally best to choose a diamond rather than any other stone since this is the tradition for engagement rings. However, if you absolutely know your potential marriage partner doesn't like diamonds or prefers another stone then you may want to consider other fine jewelry besides a diamond ring.

When it comes to diamonds there are four things you need to be aware of when selecting a stone. The first in clarity which has a great deal to do with the price of the jewelry. Clarity refers to how easily you can recognize any imperfections the diamond may have. Less flaws in the diamond mean it will reflect light better, making diamond jewelry sparkle more.

Next you should consider color. This can be anything from clear or colorless to faint yellow. A diamond is more expensive if you are going for a colorless one. While there are colored diamonds available it is best to stick with the traditional colorless diamonds unless your potential marriage partner specifically likes another color.

The third thing to consider is cut which is the shape of the diamond jewelry. The cut is just as important as the clarity and color of a diamond and you should ask to see a variety of options in order to decide which is the best option for your setting.

The final thing to consider is the carat. This is the weight of the diamond and as a result the size. Each diamond is given points so that a hundred points equals one carat. On average the higher the carat you are choosing the more expensive the jewelry is going to be.
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