Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting task. There are seemingly endless options. Let’s start with a quick guide to help make the process easier.
First, determine your budget. Keep in mind you’ll need to cover the cost of a ring, the engagement, and the upcoming wedding. Keeping all of this in mind, start deciding what it is you are looking for.
Do you have an interest in looking into conflict-free gemstones such as Moissanite or Lab-grown diamonds? Are you looking for something timeless?
Let’s break it down and make it a bit easier. Diamonds take a lot of mining and resources to bring the stone from stuck in the ground to in a ring setting. They are a classic timeless piece. After the term coined “A diamond is forever,” it became the most popular engagement ring choice. However, despite the familiarity of diamonds, there are alternatives that can be considered more environmentally friendly and just as eye-catching.
Moissanite is made of only one more element than diamond. In addition to compressed carbon, it also contains Silica a clear element that adds luster (shining rays of light) and depth to the stone. They also are nearly a 10 on the hardness scale. This gives diamonds a run for their money usually less than half of the cost of a genuine diamond.
Lab-grown diamonds also pose a worthy alternative. Not only are they just as strong as mined diamonds but they can be created in a short time span and with higher clarity. This quality also is not at the same cost of a regular diamond.
In summary, the best thing to remember is that you found your lifetime love. That is the hardest part! Next, after you choose your budget, pick your stone. Whether it is a gemstone, Moissanite, diamond, or a combination you can’t really go wrong, the thought is the true luster behind any gem. Lastly, pick your favorite once you’ve narrowed down those two.
If you are still struggling we would be more than happy to help! We have a setlist of reputable jewelers we work with to help pick the perfect ring for you and your soon-to-be spouse. Ring picking services are included in all of our engagement packages.