Buying the Perfect Engagement Rings

By: hunter
When you're in the market for buying engagement rings or wedding rings there are several things that you'll want to take into consideration. The first thing you need to decide is if you want a diamond or not. Most people today want to have diamonds incorporated into their wedding jewelry.

Jewelers uses four different terms to define diamonds. These terms are otherwise known as the four c's of diamond classification. The first of these terms concerns the "clarity" of the diamond. The clearer a diamond is the more it will cost you. The second term is "color", which is used to describe the overall coloring of the diamond. The third term is known as the "cut" of the diamond, which concerns itself with the many different cuts that are available for diamonds. The last diamond term is the "carat" of the diamond, which refers to the weigh of the diamond, or how large it is. When you're shopping around for engagement rings and wedding rings you'll want to make sure that you discuses these four terms with the jeweler.

After you've made the decision about the type of diamond you want you'll need to make another decision about the setting for your diamond. Different settings for diamonds include the Prong setting, the Channel setting, the Cathedral setting, the Bar setting, and the most common, the Solitaire setting. You'll be able to have your setting made from gold, silver, white gold, titanium, or platinum.

Keep in mind that platinum settings can be very expensive. Make sure that you look at several samples of wedding rings before you make your final choice. Remember that this is a choice that you're going to have to live with for a long time to come so you want to be as certain of your choice as you can be. Ask your jeweler for advice when it comes to the durability of ring settings.
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