Tips for Selecting an Engagement Ring

One of the most important pieces of jewelry purchased is an engagement ring to tell someone that you love them and want them to be part of your life. A ring should reflect the love you have for each other and the personality of the wearer. Here are some tips to help you find the ring to express your love.

Diamond Shape

Diamonds come in several shapes. Some shapes are traditional such as the round-cut stone while others have a modern style such as the square-shaped princess-cut diamond. Another choice is a vintage style such as the cushion-cut oblong stone. Discuss the shapes with your jeweler to find the best fit for your ring.

Settings

Sylvie Engagement RingsSettings showcase the diamond and give the ring its style.

• Width – Width is a big decision that factors in the wearer’s finger size. A person with small hands generally prefers a narrow band.

• Design – Does the bride prefer a modern style or a vintage style? Style is complex, but getting to know her clothing choices and how she decorates her home will help with ring design. Some brides want a simple single-stone ring while others enjoy a ring design that includes baguettes or smaller stones in the band.

Silver, Gold or Platinum

Metal engagement rings come in an array of colors and strengths. Platinum and gold are the most popular metals, but you can choose white gold, rose gold and titanium. You can also choose a ring setting in a mixture of metals for a unique setting that sets off the diamond spectacularly.

Diamond Quality

Diamonds are priced by their cut, color, clarity and carat size. Choose a reputable dealer when buying your stone and get the diamond-grading report when purchasing. Decide on your budget, then select the best quality stone that fits within your price range. For inspiration, take a look at the Sylvie Collection and find your perfect ring today.

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