The engagement ring is used to propose, everyone knows that. But why does a wedding ring have to be added later? And what are the biggest differences between the two rings? You can read all about the differences between engagement rings and wedding rings in this article!
A marriage proposal should be the perfect moment and buying the most beautiful engagement ring plays an important role in this. No wonder it takes men an average of 3 months to find the ring. Is it time for you too and do you want more information about what engagement ring is best to buy and what you should pay attention to when choosing? Then you are exactly right here and so, shop now.
When to choose rings?
The best time to pick out wedding rings is at least two months before the wedding. That way, you can take any last-minute wedding plans into account. If you’re not sure what kind of wedding ring you want, wear your engagement ring a few months before you start picking out the wedding ring. That might change your perspective on what you find beautiful or useful.
What Does An Engagement Ring Look Like?
The classic form of engagement rings are the so-called solitaire rings. These are rings with one large stone in a gold or white gold ring. Often the stone used is a diamond. Of course, there are many different types of engagement rings available. There is nothing ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. The choice of ring also depends on the taste of your bride-to-be.
Popular Engagement Rings
Before we tell you step by step what the most important things to keep in mind when buying your engagement ring, let’s take a look at a few popular models. This way you immediately have an idea of the types of rings you could buy and you can probably get some inspiration.
How Much Should You Spend?
How much you ‘should’ spend on a ring is of course nowhere specified. In America it is customary to spend two months’ salary on an engagement ring. But the most important thing with a proposal ring is of course the gesture and the thought behind it, not the price. When buying the engagement ring, it is therefore best to look at your budget and how much you think it is worth to spend on the ring. You can go for the most expensive model, but when you get down on your knees; your partner will be just as happy with a cheap engagement ring. In the end, it is mainly the moment that counts and as long as it is a ring that your partner really likes, you do not have to stick to a certain price. The value of the ring goes much deeper than just the money paid for it. It is a symbol of commitment.
How Do The Stones Work?
The most traditional choice for an engagement ring is a diamond ring. When you want to buy an engagement ring with a diamond, it is important to pay attention to the 4 C’s: carat, color, clarity and cut. The first C of carat or carat stands for the weight of the diamond. 1 carat is equal to 0.2 grams and the higher the karat age, the more valuable the diamond. Color stands for the color, here we mainly look at how colorless a ring is. The more colorless a diamond is, the higher its value. The third C stands for clarity or purity, this is about how many impurities there are in the diamond. Because diamond is a natural product, there are always some impurities in it, but the less these are visible, the higher the quality of the diamond. The last C stands for cut, the cut. This is perhaps the most important C, because the way the diamond is cut, determines how the light falls in it and how beautifully it sparkles and sparkles. The most famous shape that you will also see a lot with engagement rings is the brilliant cut. Every diamond is valued on all these 4 C’s. When you are going to choose your engagement ring, it is therefore important to determine what you find important in the diamond and to pay close attention to this.
Do You Want To Buy A Cheap Engagement Ring?
If you would like to propose to your sweetheart but cannot or do not want to spend too much on this, there are plenty of ways to save on the ring. Instead of a diamond ring, you can also opt for a beautiful piece with a zirconia stone or crystal. Would you like a diamond engagement ring? Then you can save by choosing a diamond that is slightly less pure. The difference between a very pure and slightly less pure diamond is almost invisible, but you can feel it in your wallet. It is best to go for a slightly less pure but beautifully cut diamond that sparkles beautifully. This way you have the beautiful look of the diamond, but it is less expensive. Below we have listed a few beautiful models with both zirconia and diamonds, they are all equally beautiful, right?
Steel engagement ring with zirconia, Rose bicolor ring with diamond White gold solitaire ring with diamond Yellow gold engagement ring with diamond
Buy The Perfect Engagement Ring
Once you’ve decided what your budget is and what size it should be, all you need to do is find the perfect model. It helps if you already have a model in mind, but sometimes it is nice to see a number of models next to each other first to be able to orientate yourself. In the Lucardi stores you can view most rings in real life and of course always ask for advice. With such an important purchase, many people want to sleep on it before they really make a decision. When you are completely sure which ring it will be, you can buy the engagement ring online via the webshop. You can have your order delivered at home but also in a Lucardi branchwhere you can pick it up. This way you don’t run the risk that your fiancé-to-be happens to be at home when the ring is delivered.