When it comes to choosing the best rings for you, it can be a little overwhelming. Sometimes too much of a good thing makes the process even harder. But if you break your selection down into different categories, making a decision is easier. Plus, you may find the perfect ring for any occasion.
Think About the Occasion
The first decision when buying a ring is choosing one to fit the occasion. Engagement rings are typically diamonds and a lot of them. But sometimes, you’re looking for a birthstone ring, promise ring, or anniversary band. The exact occasion will change what you choose. But more important than the occasion, ask yourself what the person really wants in a ring.
Select the Right Metal Band Color
Like the colors of a rainbow, you have a few different metal band choices to think about when choosing a ring. The most popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands is platinum. But a more traditional choice is yellow gold. Yet, the selection doesn’t stop there. Other options including the following:
- White gold
- Rose gold
Choose the Right Setting
Whatever metal you choose, think about how it will look with the setting of your choice and occasion. Engagement rings can have many different styles, including:
- Prong Setting
- Gypsy Setting
- Channel Setting
- Halo Setting
- Bezel Setting
- Tension Setting
- Bar Setting
The classic engagement ring setting is the prong style. It cups the gem firmly in a basket or scoop, allowing light to hit the surface from multiple angles. But if you desire the diamonds to look bigger and sparkle more, then the Halo Setting may be the perfect ring for you.
Pick the Right Carat Size
In some cases, size does matter. And this is true for rings. So first, you need to look at your budget and what’s possible. Then look at the setting you want to determine if it’s the right fit for you. For example, you may want a large diamond by itself or a medium-sized one flanked with smaller diamonds.
Consider the Wedding Band With the Ring
Buying the wedding band later is always harder. This is especially true if you have a unique metal band or oddly shaped ones. You’ll have to match the thickness, metal, and style of your engagement ring with your wedding band. While not impossible, it may add extra cost or not match precisely what you want. It’s best to buy everything as a complete set.
Buy Ethically Sourced Diamonds
Most diamonds on the market are conflict-free, but some aren’t ethically sourced. When buying diamonds, make sure that the diamonds have gone through the Kimberley Process to ensure legitimacy. David & Son’s proudly only offer conflict-free diamonds and adheres to the highest standards in the industry.