Quick question: is leaving your ‘Engagement Ring Inspo’ Pinterest board strategically open on your laptop, ready for your SO to stumble upon, too much? Asking for a friend. Because when it comes to the perfect ring, we believe that there’s a bit more to it than random selection. Here’s how to choose the perfect ring, from the people who know best at Sterns.
Hint Hint: How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring
TOP TIPS for finding your perfect diamond engagement ring
Just like your love, an engagement ring is forever. More than a piece of jewellery, it’s a symbol of something strong, clear and enduring. Whether bae is planning on picking it out solo or you’re making sure to be crystal (or diamond) clear about your dream ring, Sterns can help turn a ring into a symbol of everlasting love.
1 Look for brilliance
When choosing a diamond, hold it up to the light and observe how the light dances around as it reflects through the stone. You’ll also see a rainbow spectrum of colour. That’s what you want. The colours you see mean that the stone has a beautiful brilliance.
2 Try it on for size
Try on an assortment of rings in different sizes and different settings. You have to try on a variety of styles to know not only what you want, but also what suits your lifestyle and complements your finger.
3 Consider the setting and the metal
The style and metal of a setting should always work together to enhance your gem. The style and detail of the ring creates an overall beauty for the piece, so evaluate how well these elements work together, in accordance to your taste.
4 Consider the 4 Cs
Colour, clarity, cut and carat are not just for diamond graders – they make each diamond unique and special. When choosing your perfect ring, research the different Cs and which are important for you. This will help in your search for the perfect diamond and will guide you to find your dream ring. Learn more about the 4 Cs here.