Buying an engagement ring can be the biggest decision of your life. Marriage is a very special part of you and your partners life which you will never forget. It is there before important to get the perfect engagement ring for your fiance.
Firstly, you need to decide how much you are able to spend on the ring. This can be a good time to browse around and get an idea of what is out there and how much it can cost. When you have an idea of what rings are in your price range, establish your budget based on your income and how much you are comfortable able to spend. You will also need to start thinking about what grade of diamond you will be purchasing.
While getting married is one of the most important steps in your life and you should not be cheap, it is not a good time to go bankrupt.
The next step is to decide on the "Four Cs", color, cut, clarity and carat of your diamond. Understand as much as you can about these as you can. Quality is the most important part of buying a diamond engagement ring. When purchasing the ring, make sure it comes with a certificate to verify its quality.
The ring setting can be almost as important as the diamond. Settings come in a variety of metals and styles. Platinum is the modern choice for many diamond buyers as it is the perfect strength. However if gold is your choice, 14 to 18K makes a solid and reliable band.
Designing your own ring can be the ideal solution for some. Usually you can choose from a selection of settings and diamonds to create that perfect ring. If you know exactly what your partner wants then this is great, but check out what is out there no matter which way you decide.