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How To Select The Perfect Engagement Ring

How to select the PERFECT DIAMOND O engagement ring Outside of buying a house or a car, an engagement ring can be one of the biggest purchases of your life. For many of us entering a jewelry store or searching online for the ideal ring can be confusing and a little bit intimidating. To help you find the perfect engagement ring for your future wife, here are some vital facts and suggestions to prepare for this important purchase. Set a Realistic Budget The average amount spent in the USA on a ring in 2013 was $5598 Research is important On average most men spend up to 3 months researching engagement rings. 3 Hints can be helpful, but 61% of men consult with their girlfriend before buying the engagement ring. Shape Matters Most? Priorities for the brides Other popular shapes include: 56% 53% %3D Cushion Emerald O 26% Think that the Round Pear O Asscher Brilliant is the most 13% 5% popular shape Oval O Radiant Followed by the Princess Cut (30%) Marquise Shape Cut Size Color A brief lesson on the 4C's of Diamond Education Carat: Large Cut: An ideal cut will Clarity: Diamonds with minor inclusions Color: The best color rankings are D, E and F. carat weight does not maximize sparkle, brilliance cost far less making VS2 and Si1 the most always mean high value. and fire. sought after. of solitaire rings Diamond size (carat) isn't as 46% have a center diamond of between 0.50 and important. 1.00 carats Setting(s) the tone Metal of engagement helps set the (73% rings are made from white gold. Solitaires, which feature a single center diamond, are still the most popular engagement ring setting. 7 style Platinum Rose Gold White Palladium Yellow Gold Gold What is her ring size? Secretly borrow a ring that she currently wears and carefully measure the diameter. 10 Buying online Shopping online can can save you 20% reduce costs or more. Insurance Purchase your provides peace of mind engagement ring 11 Make sure your jeweler provides a diamond grading report from either the American Gem Society (AGS) or the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The cost of insurance is typically between 1 and 2.7 percent of the item's appraised value. 12 13 Propose with confidence and enjoy the moment of grooms ask the bride's father for 71% permission to propose. Brought to you by: WHITEFLASH Ideal Diamonds & Fine Jewelry SOURCES http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/marriage-proposals/articles/8-engagement-ring-shopping-tips.aspx?MsdVisit=1 http://www.brides.com/wedding-engagement/engagement-rings/2012/11/brides-cool-facts-about-getting-engaged#slide=1 http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/engagement-rings/articles/engagement-ring-metal-types.aspx http://www.menshealth.com/style/how-buy-engagement-ring http://www.jewellerymonthly.com/facts_engagement_rings/ http://edition.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/12/12/is.engagement.ring.guide/index.html?_s=PM:LIVING http://www.businessinsider.com/buying-an-engagement-ring-2011-9?op=1 http://www.xogroupinc.com/press-releases-home/2014-press-releases/2014-03-27-real-weddings-study-average-cost-of-wedding.aspx http://finance.yaho0.com/news/crazy-world-engagement-ring-financing-110056507.html http://www.gq.com/life/dating/201402/how-to-buy-engagement-ring-diamond http://www.marketwatch.com/story/7-tips-for-buying-a-bargain-engagement-ring-1341872908682 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/how-to-buy-wedding-and-en_0_n_3398603.html http://gia4cs.gia.edu/en-us/dbg-diamond-buying-guide.htm http://www.whiteflash.com/about-diamonds/diamond-education/online-diamond-shopping-diamond-guide-for-the-internet-age-1360.htm

How To Select The Perfect Engagement Ring

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Deciding that you're ready to propose to your special someone is exciting and will be one of the happiest moments of your life. Choosing the ring is a daunting thought and this infographic will help y...

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