How to Choose the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

They say that ‘finding that perfect fit’ is what love is all about. Once you have that woman of your dreams, it is only a matter of time until you pop the age-old question to make her yours forever. Every man wants to be original about the way he proposes marriage to that special lady, and why not? After all, he is only going to do this once in his lifetime. It is natural to want it to be wonderful in every way. And while the place you choose and the way you propose to her will be remembered for years to come, nothing reminds a woman more about that special day of engagement than her diamond ring. Therefore, it is needless to say how imperative it is to choose the perfect ring for her.

diamond ringMany men are clueless about buying diamonds. If you too count yourself among these, it may be better to first do a little homework about the 4 Cs of diamonds before venturing out to buy one. The four Cs are Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut. These attributes determine the value of the stone. Even if you have already decided to buy from a retail diamond jewelry store, it may help to know these basics. For the more adventurous, knowing about the four Cs can aid you in buying the loose diamonds to design that desired ring which convinces her to say, ‘yes’. There are a huge number of companies online and otherwise that offer customized diamond engagement rings, to help you design that perfect ring. You can choose everything right from the cut, shape, clarity grade, color, and carat to the type of metal, design and setting of your ring.

For those of you who want to buy from retail jewelry stores, here’s a list of things to you need to do.

  1. Determine your budget. Diamonds can be expensive, so it is better to have a rough budget in mind before entering the store of your choice. We agree that this ring is going to be a token of your everlasting love, but do not make the mistake of thinking that your love for your girl is tied to the amount you spend on this piece of jewelry. Rather, pay attention to how well-made it is. Also, make sure the price of the ring you choose does not exceed your salary of two months. This is somewhat the standard these days.
  2. Many men walk into the store not knowing their girlfriend’s ring size. Imagine buying a ring to propose, only to find out that it is too big or too small for the ring finger on the day. Wouldn’t that be a disaster! Do not guess her size either. Instead, steal one of her rings to have it sized by a jeweler. Be sure to place the sized ring back in the trinket, just to not be called a sly thief once she finds out.
  3. Most women have a particular style of dressing and accessorizing. If you know your girl’s style and what kind of jewelry she likes, shopping around for an engagement ring can be fun. But in case you don’t, ask one of her close friends for some suggestions.
  4. The minute you think of a diamond engagement ring, the picture that pops to mind is that of a white diamond, but this is so passé. If you want to go above and beyond the norm, consider buying a ring with colored diamonds. If you feel the need to have a white diamond but are leaning towards colored diamonds too, design a combination ring. For example, you can have a white diamond as the center stone with a halo of tiny natural pink diamonds around it or vice versa. Now wouldn’t that be something!

Bio – Christina T. Webber is a freelance journalist that often writes informative articles for She enjoys writing about colored diamonds, gold jewelry, fashion trends, and accessories. Her articles are usually light and fun to attract young readers.

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