ENGAGEMENT RING BUYING GUIDE BY APPORVA

by Apoorva Rangan

Firstly, seek your beloved’s liking. If there is a surprise element attached to it, then take her out on a shopping spree and casually ask her what kind of ring she prefers whether she likes a particular precious stone embedded amidst her ring or does she wish for a simple self gold design.

Summary:Firstly, seek your beloved’s liking. If there is a surprise element attached to it, then take her out on a shopping spree and casually ask her what kind of ring she prefers whether she likes a particular precious stone embedded amidst her ring or does she wish for a simple self gold design.

It is such a magical moment, when two souls slip rings on to each other’s hands and fall into a passionate slumber only hoping how early they will tie the wedding knot. An engagement is a respected ritual written down in the Vedas… the meaning still remains the same- just that the ways of performing it has become flamboyant through the decade. Well this simple guide will help you choose the right ring for your beloved. Firstly, seek your beloved’s liking. If there is a surprise element attached to it, then take her out on a shopping spree and casually ask her what kind of ring she prefers whether she likes a particular precious stone embedded amidst her ring or does she wish for a simple self gold design.

Try to ask your beloved her choice for ring styles and cuttings she finds most appealing obviously, you want to flatter her for a lifetime. Secondly, you should consider whether the colour of the metal will suit the person’s complexion. E.g.: Gold, Platinum, Silver Secondly, you need to know if the particular metal is suitable for your loved one. (Certain metals cause allergies if the skin is sensitive). Determine your budget and how much you have allocated to purchase the engagement ring. Take an opinion from your close ones like your family and friends as buying jewellery from a known seller is reliable and can be trusted in terms of quality and price, thereby giving you a good bargain. If the ring chosen has any precious stone with it then the following aspects have to be looked at:

1) Clarity: If the stone is a diamond which most people prefer the diamond should be clear without any inclusions because lesser the inclusions higher the value of the diamond.

2) Colour: The colour of any precious stone should be it’s natural shade else the authenticity of the precious stone is lost and you can be rest assured that it is an imitation.

3) Carat: Any precious stone is measured in terms of carat. It is the number of carats that determines the weight. The higher the number of carats higher the value of the stone. It is necessary that you decide the weight of the ring depending on the usage. You should discuss with the jeweller how much of the metal is to be used as eventually the ring should be sleek and light to wear on. Essentially, every minute cost should be chalked out on paper to avoid any future complication for example if you are placing an order the making cost, wastage cost etc. Subtly, try to slip in your beloved’s ring or simply sneak away one of her rings from her jewellery box that fits her ring finger perfectly.

Even better if you can take her to select the ring. You need to be careful in selecting the design of the ring: Some of the simple attributes to be considered while selecting an engagement ring are as follows:

1) It has to be convenient to wear.

2) It should be suitable for everyday use.

3) It has to look really good at the first glance.

4) If the ring comprises any precious stone they have to be secured intact.

If you decide to buy a diamond ring make sure you obtain a ring certificate from the jeweller stating the authenticity of the diamond.

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