A guide to choosing the perfect Engagement Ring - Friar House

A guide to choosing the perfect Engagement Ring

"All you need is love" however when we're in love and decide we want to spend our lives with that special someone we often want to show how much we care by choosing the perfect engagement ring. How you ask? read on to hear our guide to choosing the perfect ring for your significant other.


Start by looking at their current jewellery to see what would best suit their style. Are they a gold or a platinum person? Do they wear statement jewellery or prefer minimal pieces? 


The 4Cs 

The 4c's stand for Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. and they make up a sort of system that determines the quality and price of a diamond. The most important  thing to remember is there is no right answer and what really matters is what you think of the diamond and its appearance. Even if a diamond comes at the top of every scale, it may make it more expensive but that doesn't always make it more beautiful than a more affordable diamond. 



There are lots of different cuts such as Oval, Round, Cushion, Asscher and so on. For any diamond shape, visually, cut is the first C to consider. The cut also determines how the diamond interacts with light. The diamond's ability to return light to the eye, is measured by the stone's cut.



Diamond colours come between a D-Z scale, with D meaning completely colourless (and the most expensive), and Z having a light yellow tone.



The clairty scale is the number of natural imperfections, called inclusions which are present in the diamond, and whether you can see them with the unaided eye. A stone doesn't have to be at the very top of the scale to look perfect and inclusion-free. It's all about how eye-clean the diamond appears and often that is what sometimes surprises people most when viewing diamonds in person.



Diamonds and other gemstones are weighed in metric carats: one carat is equal to 0.2 grams, the same weight as a paperclip. A carat is divided into 100 points. 50 points is equal to 1/2 a carat and so on.


So now you know the technical aspects of choosing a ring, keep in mind that an engagement ring is a timeless, classic symbol of your love that will last forever. You will know what feels right so go with your gut feeling as we believe that the ring finds you not the other way around.



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