Selecting Engagement Rings for Women
Engagement rings are pieces of jewelry worn to signal an upcoming marriage. They’re typically made of precious metals and adorned with diamonds. While there are unisex looks and designs with men in mind, engagement rings for women are especially popular. Countless women’s ring styles are available; this can make the selection overwhelming. A few tips may make shopping easier.
Just as people come in different sizes, so do fingers. An engagement ring that’s too tight or loose is harder to enjoy. Valentin Magro offers plastic ring sizers for clients within the US. We also offer printable ring size charts. Those who enjoy a personal touch may visit their jeweler, who may carry finger gauges to determine the size.
There are myths stating engagement rings for women must cost two months’ salary. What matters is whether the price is one you’re comfortable with. It’s a good idea to plan a budget before browsing. Looking for jewels at the bottom or middle of your price range will allow leeway in case of surprises.
Many factors account for a diamond’s beauty. The 4Cs of carat, color, cut and clarity are the major elements of diamond quality. Carat determines size, and color the degree of hue. Cut refers to how well a jewel is designed and faceted, and clarity the condition of the crystal. Understanding the 4Cs and choosing which ones are most important to you will streamline your search.
Settings connect diamonds to the band. They may also protect thinner portions of the stone such as points or girdles. Mounts such as bezel or channel settings wrap over parts of the perimeter. V-shaped prongs allow more light into the gem while safeguarding narrow tips. If you’re unsure what setting is best for you, please contact us.