Choosing Diamond Eengagement Rings In Colorado Springs

byAlma Abell

The diamond engagement ring is a standard expression of love and commitment. It can also seem to be a confusing mass of glittery options. If you are ready to tell the one you love you want to spend forever with them, but are a little overwhelmed with where to begin, here are some tips to get you started in your search for the perfect diamond engagement rings in Colorado Springs.

Know What she Wants

A surprise proposal is often as exciting as the ring itself. Unfortunately, this means choosing the ring will be entirely your responsibility. Do not just assume the biggest, shiniest option will suffice. Believe it or not, some women prefer smaller stones, or even multiple diamonds, rather than a single large solitaire. Look at the other jewelry she wears and use that as a guide for choosing the right setting.


Metal Matters too

Yes, choosing a diamond seems like it should be enough, but it is not. You also have to have a beautiful band to hold that gem. Many people believe gold is best because it is often the traditional choice, but platinum is overselling gold in engagement rings today. It is more expensive, but it is also more durable, and will not imbue a yellowish hue onto the diamond in the way gold often can.

Know the Terms

When discussing diamonds, you will often hear people mention the “four C’s.” This refers to the carat, cut, clarity and color of the ring.

* The carat will be determined by weight, not size of the stone.

* The most desired diamonds are those which have a color rating of D. This means the gem is a rare and expensive colorless stone. The ratings will go up alphabetically in the amount of color, so stay as close to a “D” as you can afford.

* The clarity refers to any imperfections the diamond may have internally. The fewer imperfections, the better its clarity and the more sparkly it will be.

* Cut is obviously the style and shape of the diamond itself.

Buying diamond engagement rings in Colorado Springs is nerve wracking, but it can be made much easier if you shop with a jeweler who will lead you through the process. Take the time to pick out the perfect ring, because what you present to her when you propose will often be seen as a reflection of your feelings for her.