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‘A Guy’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring’ – An infographic

A Guy's Guide to buying an Engagement Ring You found 'the one' and now you just need to find an engagement ring that will be adored for the rest of your lives. No pressure. Our Guy's Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring gives practical, manly advice on buying the right ring for that epic proposal. Before you shop Establish your budget You don't have to spend two months' salary, spend more or spend less just make sure you've got a figure in mind when you go. Research her style Look at the jewellery your loved one wears on a daily basis, does she wear silver intricate pieces or bold gold statement pieces? Take a note of her style and keep it in mind when you go shopping. Same sex? Same story Does he wear much in the line of jewellery? When he does is it simple or go for more decorative pieces? Do you want to have matching rings, then you'll have to consider blending both your styles. Plan Ahead Don't forget these things take time. You may need to save up, and it could take a number of weeks for your jeweller to set the stone, do any engraving, or custom design your ring. :: OPEN At the jewellers Pick the metal If you've done your research you'll know the kind of metal your loved one would prefer. There are so many options from gold, white or rose gold, to platinum and even titanium. Three Stone Cluster Pick the setting Classic Classic & Shoulder Pick the stone Sapphire Ruby NAT SAR Emerald Black Diamond Shopping for a traditional diamond Choosing the diamond Color Cut Clarity Carat Weight Diamonds that are white, containing little or no colour, receive higher quality grades than those with visible The cut of a diamond determines Almost all diamonds have tiny imperfections. Diamonds with few This is the term with which people are most familiar, but bear in mind that carat is specifically a its brilliance. Put simply, the better a diamond is cut, the more sparkle it will have. or no imperfections receive the highest clarity grades. measure of a colour. diamond's weight. Remember The diamond doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful Choose a shape Round Princess Emerald Oval Asscher Radiant Heart Cushion Trillion Marquise Pear Baguette Purchasing your ring Appraise Certify Protect Get a gemological appraisal that states the ring's value. Insure the ring, either with an independent ring specialist or on your home insurance. Get a certificate from an independent diamond grading facility. REFERENCES www.gq.com/how-to/rest-of-your-life/201206/buying-engagement-ring-shopping-diamonds-jewelry www.artofmanliness.com/2009/07/01/the-ultimate-guide-to-buying-the-perfect-engagement-ring www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,20351919_20598471_30028352,00.html www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/02/the-rise-of-the-man-gagement-ring/283827 www.huffingtonpost.com/the-knot/10-things-no-one-tells-yo_1_b_4482716.html www.dailyfinance.com/2012/03/12/engagement-ring-how-to-save-on-diamonds weddings.about.com/od/weddingorengagementrings/a/top10rules.htm www.askmen.com/dating/dating_advice_60/92_dating_tips.html www.bluenile.com/engagement-rings/engagement-ring-guide JEWELLERS www.gearjewellers.ie T******a

‘A Guy’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring’ – An infographic

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This infographic explores much more than traditional jewellery finding tips. We take the guy’s side, and help him with the process of buying a ring. From before he even steps into a jewellers, to lo...

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