Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Finding her the perfect engagement ring might seem like a complex process, however, after reading this guide, you will learn that purchasing an engagement ring can in fact be an easy and enjoyable experience.

Some factors to consider:

1. How much to spend?

“How much should I spend on an engagement ring?” is a common question that you have probably been wondering the answer to. Most people believe that you should spend at least a two-month’s salary. However, we believe that regardless of your budget, your most important considerations should be quality and value.

2. Choosing your metal:

Platinum and 18k Gold are two of the main precious metals used for engagement rings because of their everlasting strength and durability. 14k Gold, and Palladium, can also be used for engagement rings, but are not as popular. If you decide to go with gold, you have 3 color choices: Rose Gold (a.k.a Pink Gold), Yellow Gold, and White Gold. You can find out which color she would like most, by looking at the jewelry she wears, or by simply asking her.

3. Choosing the setting style she'll love:

There are a few main options when it comes to engagement ring styles:

a . The classic solitaire: A solitaire engagement ring is an engagement ring that showcases just one diamond on the ring. This is a simple style which is usually chosen with a high quality diamond to emphasize the beauty of that one diamond.

b . Sidestone Accented: A sidestone accented ring, also known as setting with sidestones, is a setting with one large center diamond, complemented by many smaller stones on each side. The sidestones are usually diamonds, but can also be colored gemstones, such as sapphires or rubies. The smaller side-stones are often selected based on the bride’s birthstones, or her favorite color.

c . Three-Stone: A three-stone engagement ring, is a subcategory of a sidestone accented ring. This is a ring with one large center diamond, complemented by two slightly smaller diamonds; one on each side.

d . Matching Sets: engagement rings and matching wedding bands are often sold as bridal sets, also known as wedding sets, to allow the bride to wear the two rings together after the wedding, without worrying about a conflict in styles.

4. Knowing her ring size:

If you already know her ring size then you can skip this step. If you do not know, you can find out by either asking her, or asking her friends or family. You can also find her ring size by using our free “Find Your Ring Size” guide located on our website.

5. Choosing a center stone:

There are mainly four factors to consider when choosing a certified loose diamond, known as the 4’cs: Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut. Read our simple and comprehensive diamond guide to learn more about choosing your perfect diamond.When choosing a diamond engagement ring setting, you must also take into account your center diamond, since not every diamond shape and size can fit into every setting. If you have already purchased a diamond, you need to check to see if the diamond could fit into your setting.

Although solitaire engagement rings are the most popular engagement diamond rings, you can find some very unique engagement rings if you decide to go with sidestone accented rings, or antique style engagement rings. You can also design your own engagement ring on Allurez.com in order to present her with a truly one of a kind engagement ring. If you have any additional questions or need help finding her perfect diamond engagement ring simply email us at service@Allurez.com