Are you planning to get married soon? If so, congratulations! One of the most important decisions you will make during the wedding planning process is choosing your wedding ring. With Melbourne’s seemingly endless array of boutique outlets and jewelry designers, it can be difficult to find the perfect ring, but don’t worry─we’re here to help. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for choosing the perfect engagement ring!
Whether you’re shopping in Melbourne or anywhere else in the world, always make sure that when you’re buying an engagement ring, it comes with a certificate of authenticity. This will ensure that the ring is the real deal and hasn’t been tampered with in any way.
Cerrone Jewelers Australia, for example, only sells ethically-sourced diamonds that have been certified by GIA, an independent gem-grading organization. A worthy option when you’re looking for a certified wedding ring in Melbourne.
Choose your metal
When you’re searching for the perfect wedding ring, the one of the most important things you need to decide is what type of metal you want your ring to be made out of. The most popular choices are yellow gold, platinum, white gold and silver. It’s also wise to factor in your lifestyle since some metals scratch and mark more easily than others─like silver.
Settle on a shape
Next, you’ll need to decide on a shape (aka ‘cut’)─and rest assured, there are many shapes to choose from:
Round, of course, is the traditional choice─and also the most expensive. Marquise and Pear, on the other hand, carry a cheaper price tag. It’s important to know that every shape will come with its own price per carat. So have a browse and see what works with your budget.
It is crucial that your ring fits you perfectly! You don’t want it feeling like a vice grip on your finger, but you also don’t want it slipping off anytime soon. The right engagement ring will be a snug but comfortable fit.
What kind of finger shape you have─tapered or knotted─as well as the bandwidth of the ring itself─thin or thick─all play a big part in what size ring you should get.
While there are some at home techniques you can use for sizing yourself, if you truly want peace of mind then it’s definitely worthwhile consulting a professional jeweler for an accurate measurement.