The engagement ring buying guide

You want to ask your loved one to marry you. Congratulations! There is no better seal of your love for each other than a beautiful engagement ring. An engagement ring is the tangible symbol for your love. It is therefore important that you make an informed choice and purchase a ring that suits her. Because buying an engagement ring is not the same as buying a bunch of flowers – it is a gift that she will cherish all her life. But buying an engagement ring is easier said than done. How do I know which ring she likes? How do I measure the ring size of her finger? And what should I take into account when buying such a ring? Here are some tips.

1. Classic or modern design

Is your partner a classic or modern type? To find the right engagement ring, it is important to know what your upcoming fiancé likes. Does she like sleek design, bling or vintage? Does she like gold or silver? There is a huge amount of design and material choice on Flaxman Fine Jewellery. The classic yellow, rose or white gold engagement rings that are chosen most often. One last tip: already take into account the choice for the wedding ring. After all, the marriage ring will have to match a lifetime with the wedding ring.

2. The choice of diamond

A classic engagement ring contains a diamond. The most chosen ring is the solitaire diamond ring. One diamond is set in this ring. A second option is the diamond pave ring. In addition to a center stone, this ring has an entourage of several smaller diamonds. A third option is the diamond ring with smaller diamonds set on the side. 

3. The cut of the diamond

Once you have chosen the diamond, it is important that you pay attention to the diamond’s cut. By the cut of the diamond we mean: in what shape and in what quality the diamond is cut – that largely determines the beauty of the ring. A baguette cut diamond will never show the sparkle and dispersion of a brilliant cut stone. How well the stone is cut is stated on a diamond certificate. The terms used for this are: excellent, very good, good, fair or poor. With a large diamond that does not sparkle, you will of course completely miss the mark. Our advice would therefore be: go for the highest achievable sharpening quality within your budget. Make the size of the diamond subordinate to the quality of the cut.

4. Choose the color of a diamond

Classic engagement rings contains a colorless diamond. The diamond colors can be subdivided into the colors D up to and including Z. The color D is the most pure white. Because these colorless diamonds are very rare, they are also very expensive. The difference between color D and color F can only be seen by a jeweler or appraiser with the naked eye. A diamond with a high purity (for example, with quality label LC) has a very different price than a diamond with lower quality. Don’t cut back too much on the purity of a gemstone, because high purity provides a beautiful sparkle. And of course you want a “beautiful” stone to slide around the finger of your loved one.

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