Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so when choosing a beautiful diamond engagement ring we need to think of priorities. We will consider budgets later and setting a top level cost to pay but shape is the foremost concern and priority.
Many will be unsure which shape to choose but for popular choice markers the round diamond shape is the one which has the choice of most people. It takes the nod as favourite for a number of reasons but the brilliant shine and performance stands out most of all. It is as if the ring itself is emitting light or fire and the round diamond makes up for nearly 80 per cent of all purchases among those choosing the shape of the precious stone. This shape also gets the highest amount of sparkle when worn, so it should come as no surprise that it is the number one shape choice for those getting engaged.
You don’t have to go with popular choice and selecting a “fanciful” shaped diamond is becoming popular for those wanting to display their own style. Why go along with the masses when you can have a pear-shaped diamond, princess diamond or a cushioned diamond as a wise independent choice for your engagement ring.
Budget Is Important – Or Is It?
What you spend on your beautiful diamond engagement ring matters. The guideline is often stated across the world and should reflect about two months’ salary of the buyer. It does sound rather a large amount of money and it’s also worth noting this guideline was first sounded out during a marketing and advertising campaign shortly after the Second World War, which would have been when times were financially hard!
The truth is that guideline had the sponsorship of a diamond manufacturer and distributer, so it should not hold you and your partner to hostage. Be comfortable with what you are spending and remember millions of couples will spend a lot less than the guide price and be happy with the fact, although there are of course those that will happily spend more.
The three-step rule for buying a beautiful diamond ring is to choose the diamond, select your setting (making sure it pairs well with the diamond) and then purchase your ring.