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How to Buy an Engagement Ring

Now that you have found the perfect girl, it’s time to get her the perfect ring.

Here are some tips from the experts at TWO by LONDON and London Jewelers on how to find that ring that she will love for the rest of her life.

Keep it Simple.

If you aren’t sure what style ring your girlfriend is interested in, then stick to the basics and go with something simple. A solitaire (meaning one single stone) is always a safe yet beautiful choice. It’s a classic, and the stone can always be remounted into another setting that you can both choose together later on, or as an anniversary gift in the future.

Take the 4 C’s One at a Time

The 4 C’s consist of Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat Weight. If you are overwhelmed, take it one “C” at a time. Say you are focusing on color. It is important to know that an extremely large stone with poor color will not look as beautiful as a smaller stone with excellent color. When referring to diamond carats, it means “weight” and not “size.” Depending on how the stone is cut, the proportions of a lower carat stone will seem bigger. It’s important to find the right balance between all 4 of the C’s.

Read Into Her Personal Style.

Is she traditional? Trendy? Modern? Or does she have a more vintage look? This can be extremely helpful in determining the type of ring that she will love, while also representing who she is.

Work With Your Budget.

There is always a stone out there that will suit your budget. Just because you don’t have a lot to work with does not mean that you cannot find the perfect stone for you.

Add some color.

In the engagement ring world, many are incorporating colored stones and gemstones into their rings. It adds a sense of individuality to the ring itself. Some ideas include adding sapphires as side stones, or creating a halo out of yellow diamonds. The possibilities are endless, and the results are one of a kind.

There is No Need to Doubt Yourself.

Just keep in mind that no matter what ring you end up giving her, she will be happy. This is a very special time in both of your lives, and any ring or style that you choose will mean the world to her.

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