Everything You Need to Know About Engagement Rings
When it’s time to pull the trigger and ask the love of your life to marry you, you are probably thinking about what to do about the engagement ring. Everyone has different tastes and likes different things when it comes to jewelry. There are all kinds of ethical and financial concerns. You probably don’t know where to start, but don’t worry. If you continue reading, you will be able to find out everything you need to know about engagement rings including the price range, style, ethics, and more.
How Much Are You Willing to Spend?
When it comes to buying an engagement ring, the sky’s the limit on how much you can spend. You should first think about how much you are willing to spend on the ring, which will dictate the rest of the details about the ring you’re going to buy. The prevailing myth is that you should spend three months’ salary on a ring, but that was something created by the industry to get you to spend more money on a ring. So, when you know you are going to pop the question, you should first ask yourself: what are you going to spend on the engagement ring?
The Style Of the Ring
The style of the ring depends on what your significant other is into and what you can afford, but there are many different types of engagement rings. You can go for diamonds, gold, or a moissanite engagement ring set. Instead of going for diamonds, moissanite is about ten times cheaper than they are. You can buy more than one moissanite gem for your partner’s engagement ring. There are also sapphire and ruby rings, too. Ask your partner what kind of gems they like and what style they prefer. Then head into a jeweler and ask them some questions. Whether you buy a ring from them or not, getting some information is important. You can also do some research online.
You should also think about the ethics of the gemstone and band. Diamonds are typically sourced through more violent means. So is gold. It’s understandable to feel hesitant about supporting such a system. You can buy lab-produced diamonds, recycled gold, and other lab-made gems and bands. The most important thing is that you do some research about individual jewelers. Go in and ask them some questions about sourcing.
It won’t be that difficult to find an ethically produced engagement ring. Most people don’t think about the morality surrounding these items, but maybe we should. It depends on what you are willing to support with your money. Are you concerned about the ethics of this industry? If you put in a little effort, you will be able to find the right engagement ring with whatever gem you want to put on it.
Hardness and Density
How sturdy do you need the ring to be? There is a scale on hardness for gemstones. While diamonds are known for their hardness, moissanite is harder than diamonds. Do you want an incredibly sturdy ring for your partner? You can choose a gem that is nearly indestructible. The density of the ring is also a factor. Look at how dense each material is. If you want the engagement ring to double as a wedding ring, you can make that decision now. Whatever you and your partner are into, you can use hardness and density to determine what kind of ring to buy.
The time has come to ask your significant other to marry you. It’s a special time, and you want the moment to be just right. You need to buy a ring and you want your partner to like it. Whether they know you are going to propose or not, you should take in their input on the ring. What kind of gems do they like? What about the band? Do they need it to be hard and sturdy? Does your partner care about the ethics of the ring? There are all kinds of factors to think about, but don’t let that weigh you down.
Luckily, using the preferences can help you narrow down your options and determine what you should buy. If there are no opinions, it can be more difficult to figure out what to buy. Do some research. Ask jewelers their opinions. Weigh the pros and cons of expense. Then, after you have considered everything, the right ring will fall into place.