Engagement Rings – The Best Way to Start a Promise of Love For Eternity

Getting engaged is considered the first step towards a lifelong commitment of love, loyalty, honor and togetherness between two people and it is only natural for human being to symbolize it with a ring. Traditionally rings denote eternal love, commitment and happiness because they are round in shape, which symbolizes no beginnings and no endings but only continuity without any break till eternity. Engagement rings were originally conceptualized and practiced during the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans. However, the modern day version of this ring was popularized by the royals during the fourteenth and fifteenth society. It is pertinent to note that in the olden days, only the royals could afford such rings, which of course is not true today.

Given the importance of engagement rings in our lives, choosing the right one becomes very important. There are several factors that should be considered while choosing such rings, first of which is the type of ring that you want to buy for your fiancee. It is important that you choose a ring that suits her, both physically as well as her personality. There are different patterns of such rings that you can choose from, including those that have precious stones like emeralds, diamonds and sapphires or those that are purely metal but are fashioned into intricate designs. Depending on the preferences of your loved one you can choose the perfect one.

If you are choosing engagement rings with precious stones, then it is important to choose one that completely suits your fiancee in terms of color. However, if you are planning on giving your loved one a diamond ring, then apart from choosing the right colored diamond, you should consider the three “C’s”, namely, cut, clarity and carat. The cost of your diamond ring as well as its beauty will depend largely on these three factors. If you know your precious stones then you can buy such rings on your own, else it is preferable that you get the professional advice of an expert on the subject. Ensuring that you have met the above factors will not only assure you of a diamond ring with good monetary value but will also make your engagement perfect in all aspects.

The next aspect to be considered while choosing engagement rings today is the metal setting that you would like. Traditionally, rings were in yellow or white gold, sometimes even silver, especially where there was an intricate design instead of a stone, like the Celtic rings. However, today we have a variety of metals including gold, platinum, white gold and palladium. The shape of your fiancees fingers along with the shape and size of her hands and her coloring should be kept in mind while choosing the perfect metal setting. It is important to choose a small ring for someone with small hands and a bigger one for someone with large hands. It is imperative that the ring not only fits perfectly onto the finger but looks good on the hand, when worn. It is for this precise reason that jewelers often ask women to try several engagement rings on their fingers before choosing the right one. It will always do you good to know the ring size of your loved one before you go shopping for one as then you would be able to find one immediately and would not have to wait till it is resized.

Allotting enough time to search and finalize your choice of engagement rings is very essential and equally essential is to ensure that the entire process of choosing one is made romantic, even if you are choosing something online. It is pertinent to note that this is something that you seldom do twice and therefore should be cherished.

Lastly, there are several places where you can get engagement rings, including your local brick and mortar stores or online ones, both of which are available in abundance. However, if you want to make the right purchase and be assured of both quality as well as authenticity, then it is important that you do some research on various jewelers. Seeking recommendations from friends and family is a simple way to ensure that you choose the right jeweler.

In conclusion it is best said that engagement rings are the paths to the heart of your loved one and this is the reason why they are worn on the fourth finger of your left hand. It is believed that the vein leading from this finger goes directly to the heart and therefore, it is important that you choose the right one when you make your commitment for eternity.