Engagement Ring Guide

Buying an engagement ring is very important; it is a beginning for such a big event that would tie up you and your love one for a whole life. Being such a symbolic jewelry, it is important to choose for it wisely. The thing for men to remember is that an engagement ring is for your partner who will be the one wearing it, so it is important that she loves it and is comfortable to wear. So what practical factors should be considered first?
The classic engagement ring is composed of two parts: a diamond and a setting. For the best value, find an engagement ring setting she'll love then devote the remainder of your budget for a beautiful and certified diamond. This is an emotional event, and a purchase that will last a lifetime. Our diamond engagement ring guide is designed to assist you.

How Much Should I Spend?

It is important to establish what your budget is for your engagement ring. If you are fortunate enough to have a greater budget, it is likely that you still have a limit on your spending. For example, the two-month salary convention is a common starting point, but we believe that regardless of size of your budget, the most important you need to consider is quality and value. Once your budget is established, it is much easier to focus on engagement rings which fall within budget range.
If the size of your budget is an issue meaning money is tight, our advice for you would be micro-pave setting engagement rings. The prices of macro-pave setting engagement rings are lower than solitary or big stone engagement rings or gorgeous wedding rings as an alternative to buying engagement rings. It would be an affordable choice with a limited budget. In addition, in the future, when you are more comfortable, you can then buy her a beautiful engagement ring to complement her wedding ring.
Some brides would prefer matching bridal sets or trio sets. If your bride-to-be prefers her jewelry to coordinate, then this is something to keep in mind at the outset. Fortunately, there are a variety of bridal sets available at MyDiaLand.com, which also has trio wedding rings set too.

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Choose the Right Jeweler

The next aspect is to think about a jeweler that you buy from. There are certain facts you should consider as a customer. Keep in mind what to look for and you'll be sure to choose the right jeweler. For such a precious piece of jewelry, you want to work with a jeweler who is honest, reliable and most importantly, makes beautiful jewelry. At MyDiaLand.com, you will find all of these attributes and more. As jewelers, we take pride in creating beautiful jewelry using solid precious metals and conflict free diamonds. A 30-day money back guarantee is available. Continental domestic shipping is free, and Jewelry is packaged in a gift box.

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Engagement Ring Styles

You have worked out for your budget, calculated what her ring size is, had a good idea if she will want a matching engagement and wedding ring set and found the jeweler that you trust. Now that the practicalities of buying a engagement have been taken care of, it is time for the tricky bit: choosing the style of engagement ring for your bride-to-be. To help you with this task, MyDiaLand.com have put together a guide to engagement ring style.

How to know what she likes

It is a good idea to try and get an idea of what the jewelry style of your bride to be is. Look at the jewelry she wears, is it simple, traditional, modern, chic, ornate, colorful, subtle or statement. Ask her friends, her mom and/or sister for what they think her style is. Have a sneak peek in her jewelry box, particularly at the pieces that never see the light of day, as those are good pointers for what to avoid. Once you have gathered all this background knowledge, you are then in a much better place to choose a style of ring that will be just right for your bride-to-be.

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Ring Styles and Designs

An engagement ring is typically made of a precious metal upon which is set at least one gemstone. There are millions of different styles of gemstone engagement rings but in the main, we would like to introduce the following four categories.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

These are one of the most classic and traditional style of engagement rings with a single diamond. The symbolic meaning is that there is only one to love forever. A solitaire engagement ring can be a very safe choice of a ring, as it is easy to wear, can suit almost any lifestyle and, if the style of setting is chosen to suit your bride-to-be, can complement her existing style easily.

Three Stone Rings

This style is another very symbolic style of a ring. In general, the central stone is dominant and flanked by two, often contrasting, gemstones. An oval central gemstone flanked by two round gemstones gives the ring a more traditional look. A round central gemstone flanked by round contrasting gemstones gives the ring a more of modern look.

Halo Setting Rings

Before prevalence of solitaire diamond engagement rings, the cluster engagement ring, with a bold central stone surrounded by smaller contrasting stones, was one of the popular styles of a ring.

Engagement Rings with Side stones

Any of these engagement ring styles described above can be made more ornate by having the band of the ring adorned with gemstones. Engagement rings with side stones are very modern looking, and with their extra sparkle can turn a very simple ring, such as a solitaire ring, into something very special indeed.

Micro-pave setting Engagement Rings

Micro pave setting is simply paved setting, but on a much smaller scale. Pave setting is a technique used by jewelry artists to create brilliance. The surface of the gold or platinum is drilled by the setter so that when the diamonds are set they will sit very close to each other, almost touching. This look literally covers the surface with diamonds. The diamonds are then set in place with small beads of gold or platinum.
The most highly skilled pave setters hide the gold under the diamonds and allow only the small beads to show. The micro pave setting uses smaller diamonds and requires a high level of skills to have a uniform surface to create the brilliant look of pave. MyDiaLand.com is one of the companies who have started the line of Micro-pave setting diamond jewelry. Micro-pave Engagement rings have remarkably lower prices than solitaire engagement rings. It would help men who have low budgets. Shop Engagement Rings


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Choosing the metal

For many, when they think of engagement ring, they think of gold and certainly, there are a huge range of gold engagement rings available. Yellow gold have often been a traditional choice of metal, however white gold is much more fashionable. At MyDiaLand.com yellow and white gold engagement rings are 10k, 14k, 18k and platinum. 10 karat gold is less pure, and less expensive, than 14 karat gold, however it is very durable, so if your budget is tight, 10k gold engagement ring will be a good choice.

Platinum has become another popular choice for engagement rings as it has become more affordable. While much more expensive than gold, it is slightly lighter in color than white gold and also much harder and durable, will cause less damage than the gold.

Learn more about precious metals, read our Metal Education.
A ring to mark your commitment to a life together is romantic and special With the help of these guides, and with the affordable range of engagement rings.

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Gift-Ring Buying Tips

Want to surprise your special loved one with a beautiful ring? Here are some tips:

• Ask your partner’s family, or close friends if they know her/his ring size.
• Borrow her/his ring (make sure it is from the correct finger on the correct hand) and use the Ring Sizing Guide above to determine the size.
• Put her/his ring over your finger to see where it fits. Mark it with a pen and then measure with a string.
• In the US, the average finger size for women is 6 to 7, and men is 9 to 10. When no other information is available to you, make a guess, but go with the larger size. If the ring you select does not fit her/him, go to the close jewelry shop.
• Print out printable ring sizer. Then measure her/his finger size with this ring sizer when she/he is asleep!

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