Buying engagement rings for the woman you love can be very stressful, but there is hope. Just know your budget, know what kind of stone she likes and do your research before hand. Understanding your budget and doing your homework are probably the first steps to buying the perfect diamond engagement rings. Next, it’s time to educate yourself on the different styles and cuts of diamonds. This will take some time, especially if this is your first engagement, so be patient.
Diamond engagement rings come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. So you should educate yourself on all the shapes of diamonds, such as round, emerald, princess, marquise, oval, pear, and the heart shape. The most popular cut diamond for engagement rings are the round brilliant cut. There are many other cuts, and shapes of diamonds that are used. I recommend having a jeweler explain the cut to you, so you can better understand the style of diamond and what it’s best suited for. Some diamonds are cut differently for different metals, for example, an emerald diamond cut would look horrible on a wedding ring because it would be too small and transparent for the metal.
If you don’t want to invest a lot in gold (which you shouldn’t because it’s expensive), you can choose from engagement rings made of a variety of precious metals, including white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, silver, platinum, titanium, and chromium. White gold engagement rings are made of gold which is usually 18 karats, which are much cheaper than yellow gold, rose gold, and silver. Yellow gold is the best choice for jewellers, because yellow gold jewellery looks great with any colour of metal (it looks less shiny and pristine if you choose silver or platinum over it). Platinum engagement rings, while a bit more expensive, are also the most popular because they are also the hardest type of metal to work with.