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When you’re embarking on what is easily one of the most significant milestones in your life, it can be challenging to find just the right engagement ring.

After all, this one piece of jewelry is meant to convey a lot – everlasting love, promise, commitment – while also serving as a reflection of personal character and taste. However, as overwhelming as all this may seem, you can achieve success by simply thinking about it from a place of love.

Think about her style to guide your choices, secretly find out her ring size so that you can make it a surprise, and speak to professionals in the industry. In this way you can ensure the quality diamond you present is one that will make her heart sing.


First things first


A good place to start your search for the perfect engagement ring is setting a budget. Because of the endless array of choices, this is a limitation that will help narrow down your options. That being said, there are no fixed rules when it comes to investing in your future together. Each couple has their own approach and you should settle on one that you’re most comfortable with.

Fortunately, ICKINGER has options that will guarantee an unforgettable proposal. Once you have your price range set, the next step will be to choose a diamond. This is the fun part. Keeping in mind your partner’s taste, explore the 4Cs – colour, cut, clarity, and carat. You can have a look at our post on diamond dimensions to help with this.

The cut, clarity, and carat of your diamond is of great significance because it determines the value and look of the piece.


Setting the stage


After you’ve decided on a stone, you’ll have to choose the perfect setting for it. The setting basically refers to how the diamond will be secured in the precious metal (gold, platinum, etc.) and there is a wide a variety from which to choose.

It will help thinking about your partner’s lifestyle when choosing a setting. This is so that the ring can become an effortless part of their daily life. For example, if she is active and works with her hands a lot, you’ll want to steer clear from types of settings that can hook or snag. In this case, a tube setting might be the better option.

However, when it comes to making the diamond the focal point of the piece, nothing will show it off more than a claw setting. A classic for a reason – this setting is specifically designed to show the whole profile of a diamond.


Precious metals


Platinum and gold are the most popular choices when it comes to engagement rings. But if you know anything about women, you know that there’s no such thing as just gold. There’s yellow, white, or rose gold and each camp has its own legion of supporters.

What you end up choosing comes down to personal preference, so it’s a good idea to do some research about what she likes beforehand if you want the ring to be a surprise.

When it comes down to it though, the biggest difference between these metals is colour. However, if you’re looking for a ring that will be durable, then platinum is your best bet.


Sizing it up


As we’ve mentioned previously, finding the right ring size is very important, and especially so if you’re planning a surprise. Nothing will ruin the moment more than making her fall in love with her new diamond only to have it not fit her finger.

To avoid this, you can take along one of her old rings that you know fits her well. This ring will then be used for sizing. If she doesn’t own a ring, another creative stealth move is to tie a piece of measuring string around her finger when she’s asleep.

Of course, if the engagement is a shared journey, then sizing will be much easier. The jeweler will simply take her finger size when you’re both there.


Turning to a trusted professional


At ICKINGER we understand the importance of this moment – when forever begins – and we have decades of experience to help you make the most of it.

Contact us for assistance and we will happily take you through the process of choosing the best engagement ring,

All factors considered. We have the skills and knowledge to take your dreams and imagination, and turn them into a sparkling reality. With us you are guaranteed to find nothing short of perfection with which to begin the rest of your forever.

July 23, 2019

How to choose the Perfect Engagement Ring

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