Being engaged is one of the most exciting things you can experience in your life. There is nothing better than sharing beautiful moments and creating memories with the person you love, planning for the next chapter of your lives together. It brings people together, friends and family, to celebrate with you. To be engaged, there must be a ring and for some this can be the scary part – How do you know it’s the right one? This may seem like a daunting task at first, but with tips on how to buy the perfect ring from Blarney Woollen Mills we guarantee you will find the perfect ring for her.
The first thing to consider when buying an engagement ring is your girlfriend’s style. Ask yourself; Does she wear mostly gold or silver jewellery? Does she prefer modern, simple design to classic vintage? Lots of jewels and intricate designs? Bold with a statement or dainty and simple? Whatever her style is, there is a ring out there that will be perfect for her.
The most popular choices of metals for rings are Platinum or Gold. Platinum is a very pure metal, which works well with sensitive skin. Gold comes in many shades such as yellow, white, rose and green, so you can find one that suits her skin tone.
Despite the myth, you don’t have to spend 2 or 3 months’ salary on an engagement ring. Instead, think of the girl that will be wearing it and her style and beauty, and then think of the design and the shape of the ring. You can buy a gorgeous ring that she will love without putting yourself in to debt. Consider the 4 C’s here; the cut, colour, clarity and carat. One will take priority over the other, but again consider her style when making that decision.
There is often confusion between the cut and the shape of the stone. The cut refers to how well the diamond was crafted from its rough state. The shape refers to it being round, cushion, princess, pear etc. Diamonds are not the only option when choosing a ring, sapphires and other gems are popular choices too.
The Wedding Ring
When buying the engagement ring consider the wedding ring. It’s a good idea to keep the metal the same, and to make sure they fit well together. An odd shaped engagement ring might look great on its own but when worn with the wedding ring it might look a little funny.