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How to Choose Engagement Rings

Monday, December 21st, 2009

When you’re in the market for buying engagement rings or wedding rings there are several things that you’ll want to take into consideration. The first thing you need to decide is if you want a diamond or not.

Diamond engagement rings and diamond wedding rings come all sorts of various sizes, but that doesn’t mean they are all completely different. The round shape of an asscher cut diamond engagement ring is said to represent the never-ending love and devotion the man feels for the woman. It is also a sign of offering ones commitment. No matter what type of diamond rings they may or how expensive they were, all diamond jewelry is valued to the wear in their own way.

The most important part of diamond wedding rings is obviously the diamond. Everything else is secondary to it. It is the diamond which should be considered above all things. So pay attention to the four areas to look for in diamond rings. They are its cut, clarity, color and carat.

Secondly, pay attention to the colors of the diamonds. They come in a wide variety of different colors depending on where they were mined but in nature, they are colored yellow and drab. Colorless diamonds are the most expensive and the most sought after for diamond engagement rings. Needless to say, they are very rare, and why they are priced much higher than the more common yellow ones. When shopping for engagement rings, find one with a colorless diamond.

The final question to make a decision upon is the band. The majority of wedding rings are made of gold, but lately they’ve been getting a new look. Instead of the traditional gold, more and more couples are going with platinum as their band choice. There are a number of different reasons why they are choosing platinum. One is that platinum is a strong and sturdy metal that isn’t easily damaged. The real reason is for its looks. The rings simply have a great deal of style and sparkle to them.

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Choosing Diamond Engagement Rings

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Diamond engagement rings usually have one diamond larger than the rest or consist of a single diamond. These types of diamond engagement rings are called a solitaire. Years ago, women wore diamond rings that were called cocktail rings. They were used for fancy dress and not worn all of the time. To the contrary, diamond engagement rings are worn all of the time and many women never remove them. Diamond engagement rings often come with a wedding band as well, as part of a set.

Gold or platinum is used in diamond rings as it is strong enough to hold the gem. The best type of metal is either 18 or 14 karat gold or platinum. While 24 karat is considered to be pure gold weight, it is too soft to hold fine gems like diamonds. In addition to looking at the setting, which is the metal ring in which the diamond will be set, you should also be sure of the quality of the diamond. A one karat diamond is large and considered standard for diamond engagement rings. You can go smaller, if this is what your budget allows. You can also have more than one gem in the diamond ring itself. Sapphires are often part of diamond engagement rings as are diamonds.

The quality of the diamond is important. You may be able to get a deal at a discount jeweler, but often the diamonds that are offered are flawed. When choosing diamond rings, especially something as special as diamond engagement rings, it pays to go with a jeweler you can trust. Look for one that has been in business for a long period of time and has a solid reputation. Diamond rings can also be purchased as anniversary rings. Some women receive five year anniversary rings as diamond rings after they are married five years. This ring consists of five diamonds. Men also wear diamond rings, usually on their pinky finger, although they can also wear them in their wedding band as well.

When it comes to diamond engagement rings, you need to have a rough idea of the size of her finger if you are trying to surprise her with a ring. Many men give their future wives diamond engagement rings that are too big or too small. This problem is easily rectified by taking the diamond rings to a local jeweler who will be able to size them so that they fit properly. Diamond engagement rings should fit not too tight, but so that they will not slip off. When buying any type of diamond rings, sizing is important. Many jewelers will resize the rings, although any jeweler is usually able to size any type of ring and will usually charge a little bit of money for this service.