Buying an Engagement Ring
So you’re thinking about popping “the question”, but you’re not sure what the price tag should be?
The general rule of thumb is that at least 1 to 3 months salary should be spent on an engagement ring. But can we really put a price tag on love?
Finding the perfect ring is a matter of finding the perfect stone. Okay maybe not the “perfect” stone, but something close to it.
When shopping for an engagement ring, remember the 4 Cs of Diamonds (carat, cut, color and clarity). Maybe you cannot afford to spend 3 months salary on an engagement ring, but you still want to get something brilliant and memorable. Remember that a good cut can make your diamond look larger than it actually is. Also, diamond prices tend to peak at the whole carat marks. Settling for a diamond just under the whole carat mark can save you a few hundreds, furthermore size difference is almost unnoticeable. Choosing a setting with more than one stone can help alleviate cost. Buying a carat worth of smaller diamonds and setting them into a multiple stone setting may actually cost lower than buying one 1 carat stone.
Choosing the perfect engagement ring, can leave you stressed! Choose something that comes from the heart. Choose a ring that reminds you of her, symbolizes your relationship.