Now that you have picked that soul mate to spend the rest of your life with, you may be asking yourself, “How do I choose diamond ring?” There are a few things that you may want to consider when doing just that.
When choosing a diamond for an engagement ring, there are a few things that you will want to consider. With the extreme violence in South African diamond mines, including the training of children soldiers, it may be important to you to ensure that the diamond you are selecting is a conflict-free diamond. After all, no one wants to find out that blood has been spilled for the diamond that they are wearing on their finger. If you are concerned with this issue that is occurring daily in South Africa, be sure to ask the diamond retailer if they sell only conflict-free diamonds. If they do not give you a straight answer, you may wish to look elsewhere.
When choosing diamond engagement rings, you will need to decide on a price that you can afford to spend. There are many suggestions that marketers have tried to send out to customers, such as a diamond ring should cost three months salary. Depending on your salary, a ring that costs one month salary may be a more practical option for you.
Once you have decided on a price that you can afford for the engagement ring, you will need to decide between the diamond’s quality and size to find one that you and your fiancé will be happy with. Diamond quality is often a result of measuring the color and clarity of the diamond as well as its cut. When picking out an engagement ring, feel free to ask the jeweler or retailer about the difference in quality and size of the diamonds they offer. They should have a chart to show you how their diamonds are rated and they should be able to show you the differences between two diamond ratings by showing you actual diamonds with the different ratings. Once you have this information, you will be able to decide whether you prefer the best quality diamonds or if you are willing to give up some quality for a larger sized diamond.
If you are wondering who picks the wedding ring, you may find different answers everywhere you look. It is traditional for the man to choose the engagement ring, but it is not uncommon for the bride to be to select her own engagement ring or point out several engagement rings that she would like. This is not a bad thing, as it will ensure that she is going to love the engagement ring that you give to her that much more!
You may also want to check out how to pick a vintage ring. Good luck and happy diamond hunting!