May 1, 2021
Let’s talk about the RING! When choosing your dream engagement ring, it’s so important to make sure you love it because let’s face it, you’ll showing it off to everyone! However, something that is often forgotten is the wedding wedding band. Pairing your engagement ring with the perfect band is something that will make or break the entire design. You want the pairing to be like a PB&J! Here are some important things to consider when choosing the perfect engagement ring (and wedding band) for your proposal.
Before anything else, have your ring sized to your finger. Whether you are picking out your own engagement ring, or putting trust in your fiancé to surprise you, this is essential! You can do this by going to your local jeweler and it should take no longer than thirty minutes. You don’t want your precious new engagement ring to be slipping off your finger. You also don’t want it to get stuck on your finger. So, start off on a high note and get your ring sized to perfectly fit you!
Next, you will want to decide your specific style of engagement ring. There are SO many styles to choose from! Some that are currently on-trend right are; vintage, floral, and chevron style engagement rings. Other more classic styles to choose from are; solitaire, three stone style, bezel, and minimalist. Make sure you love your ring, after all, you’ll be wearing it for a long time!
Once you have chosen the ideal style for your engagement ring, you’ll want to pick the pretty and shiny stone! Many brides go for a diamond when they choose an engagement ring. However, there are so many different GORGEOUS gemstones to choose from. Using gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, alexandrite, or opals adds color and personality. Depending on the gemstone, it can be less expensive than a diamond. However, if you’re dead set on a diamond ring and you’re on a budget, you can consider choosing a lab-grown diamond such as moissanite. Which looks just a stunning as a natural diamond!
You have figured out your size, your style and what type of stone. Now, you’ll choose what cut or shape of stone you prefer. There are countless different stone shapes to choose from, but here are a few of my favorites; ovals, pears, emerald, and marquise. Oval shape stones are straightforward, they are shaped like an oval. Pears cuts look like teardrops. Emerald cuts are rectangles, and they aren’t faceted like most other gemstone cuts. This type of cut shows off the clarity and beauty of a gemstone. Marquises are similar to the pear cut, except for having one point it has two points.
Next up, choosing what type of metal you want for your engagement ring! One thing that should be taken into consideration at this time is if you and your groom-to-be want to have the same color for wedding bands. As well as how much you both want the wedding bands to match each other. Some timeless classics are; yellow gold, white gold, and platinum. One metal that many people enjoy is rose gold. There are also many different budget-friendly options, one option being silver or vermeil.
Lastly, you should think about the wedding band, do you want it to be a perfect match, or have a little bit of flair? Sometimes pairing an engagement ring that has one of the ‘on-trend’ stones (ovals, pears, and marquis) can be less straightforward. However, a curved band will often be a good pairing. Ring jackets are also known as ring enhancers, are two wedding bands, one on the top and one on the bottom of the engagement ring. The purpose of a ring jacket is to frame and compliment the already beautiful engagement ring. Ring jackets will fit most stone shapes. If you want to keep it simple, choosing a simple and classic wedding band is the way to go. This means there is no competition between the wedding band and the engagement ring.
After you have picked out the perfect ring for the perfect person, let’s talk about the perfect engagement photographer! Getting your proposal photographed is as timeless as the perfect engagement ring.
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