Engagement Rings: Shopping Tips 101

So, you've decided to pop the question to your girlfriend. Have you chosen the right engagement ring for the girl that you are about to marry? If you think that shopping for engagement ring is easy, think again. When you go to the jewellery shop, you will find out that engagement rings look practically the same, there's a shiny rock on top of a pretty band and that band costs more than an average person's monthly salary. So, how then would you be able to choose the right ring from among the many engagement rings in the shop? How do you determine which is the perfect ring for your girl? Here are some important considerations that you might want to consider when you go shopping!

Shape Does Matter

Before you even consider the four C's (clarity, colour, cut, carat), determine first the shape of the stone that your future fiance wants. Shape refers to the stone's geometry as opposed to cut, which pertains to the angles of the stone's facet. Many girls actually sit around and talk about their fantasy engagement rings. Find out from your girlfriend's friends the type of ring that she fancies. Also, make sure that you get the right size of ring for her finger. (How you're going to find out the size is all up to you.) Imagine how slightly embarrassing your proposal would be if you put the ring on your girlfriend's finger and it wouldn't fit her.

Choose the Right Setting

Setting pertains to the metal frame where the ring stone is mounted. This is crucial in setting the tone for her ring. Make sure that you get the right combination of shape and setting. For instance, if you choose to get a round engagement ring stone, it would look modern if it were framed in a bezel setting. An oval-shaped stone looks great in a four-prong setting.

Consider her Style when Choosing Engagement Rings

Does she prefer platinum or silver to yellow gold? Does she fancy vintage jewels to simple and classic pieces? The ring that you're going to give her would be extra special if you pay close attention to the jewellery that she wears.

Metal for the Band

There is a variety of metal to choose from platinum, gold, palladium, and a whole lot more. Platinum is very durable and is a great choice for brides with sensitive skin since this metal is hypoallergenic. Meanwhile, you have a lot of colour choices if you prefer gold yellow, rose, white, and even green.

What's your Budget?

Engagement rings, and even wedding rings, need not be expensive to be beautiful. If you would be heavily indebted when you buy her that engagement ring that you particularly like, then it is not the perfect ring for your girl. You can always find her the best ring without costing you a fortune.

After having considered the factors mentioned above, it is time to go to the jeweller. Find the perfect engagement rings and wedding rings only at Ice Jewellery Australia. We are committed to bringing you the perfect ring that symbolises your everlasting love. You can find here the perfect ring for someone you love from among the hundreds of selection that we have.

Let Ice Jewellery help you find the perfect engagement ring for your special girl.