An engagement is a flurry of happiness, celebration and excitement. Especially for a woman, the most significant contributing factor to all three of these elements is her engagement ring.
With that in mind, it is a wise choice to spend a little bit of time to learn some of the basics of how to shop for the perfect ring for the perfect woman in your life.
The Weight of the Gem – Carat
One of the most important factors when choosing a gem is its weight. In jewelry, gem weight is measured in carats and it is abbreviated to ct. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams or 0.007055 oz. So, when a precious stone is described as a 2 carat gem, it simply means that it weighs 400 mg or 0.01411 oz.
Weight is one of the 4 Cs of Diamond Quality that are key to deciding which one to buy. The other three are color, cut and clarity.
Choosing the Right Diamond Engagement Ring
The solitaire diamond ring was, for a long time, the preferred option for engagement rings. This setting refers to a single stone at the center. However, as tastes have evolved, other designs have seen increased popularity with halo arrangements the most popular of these.
It is very important to decide on the cut of the diamond because this is the factor which offers the widest range of choices within the same price band. Some of the common cuts are:
- Brilliant round;
Knowing which cut your special someone prefers is usually a matter of asking her mother or best friend, the two people she is most likely to confide in.
Of course, having the ring laser engraved with a message that means something special to the two of you is a sweet gesture. At LA Laser Engraving in Los Angeles, we would love to add that wonderful touch to the ring you choose.