One of the most exciting parts of a wedding for the bride and groom is choosing their engagement rings. It’s a symbol of love and commitment. Unlike the bridal lehenga, it’s something that’s you will wear daily so it should be something you really like. Therefore, it’s important that a lot of thought should go into this piece of jewellery. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind when you’re choosing an engagement ring.
It doesn’t have to be a diamond
You don’t have to stick to the conventional ways and can get any stone that you prefer instead of a diamond. In fact, yellow or pink diamonds are more valuable than the regular colourless diamonds. Emeralds and sapphires, too, make for gorgeous engagement rings for women which stand out and make a statement.
Know your stones and shapes
When you go to your jeweller with the intention of buying a ring, it’s good to go armed with knowledge about what you want. Look up stones and shapes, what all you would like to try before finalising a design, and whether you want gold engagement rings or some other precious metal. Decide according to what you think looks best on your finger and find out the approximate value of the stones you’re considering so that you know what your jeweller is talking about.
It doesn’t have to stand tall above your finger
For practical reasons, a stone propped high up on your finger can be a pain to wear all the time. It can get stuck in clothes, rip threads, and get damaged easily. Most engagement rings have a design that makes the centre stone pop out, but that doesn’t mean it has to be set high. There are several beautiful designs in which the stone is at the same level as the band and still stands out. You don’t even have to compromise on the size of the stone for such a design. In fact, the larger the stone, the easier it is to make it stand out.
Select your wedding band with the engagement ring
If you and your future spouse will exchange wedding bands as well, you should select them at the same time as your engagement ring. This will make it easier to match the two rings if you plan to wear them as a set.
Plan according to your budget
You have several options all budget ranges. There are several semi-precious and lab-made stones that don’t cost anywhere near the exorbitant prices of precious stones, and still look great. Rings made of stones like Moissanite, Morganite, Topaz, and Aquamarine will shine brightly in your engagement photos.
Check your jeweller’s credentials
Before buying your ring, check your jeweller’s credentials and reputation among people you know and on online platforms. Your jeweller should give you a certificate stating all the specifications of the stone you’re buying. Check the certificate to ensure that it’s authentic and that you’re getting what you paid for. Also, ask your jeweller about any guarantees or warranties they offer on your purchase.
Ask your wedding photographer to make sure they get some amazing shots of your rings as well while capturing the bridal lehenga, wedding décor and the rest. At the end of the day, the main thing to keep in mind about engagement rings is to let the wearer choose for themselves. After all, they’re the only person in the world who intends to live with it forever.