A bague de fiançailles, or engagement ring, is the most romantic jewelry item a man can give to his future wife. Because of this, women often take great care in selecting their engagement rings, but many men aren’t sure what to do when choosing one. To help you select the perfect bague de fiançailles for your future spouse, we’ve created this guide to everything you need to know about finding the perfect ring based on her taste and style as well as your budget and tastes.
What are your partner’s preferences?
Your partner’s taste and preferences are an important factor in deciding what ring you should purchase for them. If your partner loves classic, understated jewelry then a small band of white gold or platinum might be ideal. For something more contemporary and eye-catching, rose gold is always a stylish choice. Whatever their style, always try and get your partner involved in the decision-making process as it will make them feel more connected to the piece they’re going to wear every day for years to come.
Cut, Style, and Clarity
When it comes to choosing a diamond, cut is perhaps one of your most important considerations. There are many types of cuts and each has its characteristics. The cut grade is an overall assessment that encompasses how well a diamond reflects light (brilliance), what shape it has (facets) and how evenly it reflects light within its structure (scintillation). One thing that’s especially important to keep in mind when it comes to cutting is symmetry.
Diamonds can come in many different shapes, each with its unique characteristics. Knowing these attributes will help determine what shape is right for you. Three of the most popular diamond shapes are round, princess cut, and cushion-cut diamonds. Here’s a quick breakdown of what makes them unique Round – Round diamonds have long been considered one of the most traditional engagement ring cuts because they maintain elegance no matter what type of setting you to choose. If you want your stone to be bigger than 4 carats, however, it may be more cost-effective to look at other cuts. Princess-Cut – Princess cut diamonds were designed by Marcel Tolkowsky as an alternative to fancy cuts that were common at that time (and today). The bottom line: They look like square versions of rounds. Cushion-Cut – Cushion cut diamonds also have an old-school vibe but are still considered modern since they maintain classic lines while maximizing the brilliance.