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6 Engagement Ring Myths You Believed

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All over the world, people have always valued and still value tradition. Tradition is the driving force behind engagement rings. Any piece of jewelry, including diamonds, can be purchased at any time of the day or night. However, diamond rings (or other precious stone rings) have traditionally been reserved for engagements. There are many myths surrounding the ring, from how much it should cost to what shape it should be, as a result of this tradition. If you don't like the ring, there's always a way to make it work for you. In the following list, you'll find some of these misconceptions and the reasons why they are false.

1. The "Surprise Factor."

It's not uncommon for people to think of the two as one and the same when it comes to getting engaged. While a surprise proposal is romantic, presenting a ring that was purchased without much of an idea of what her taste in rings might be is a surefire way to cause a rift in the relationship. It's true that in an ideal world, a man surprises a woman with a romantic proposal and the perfect diamond engagement ring. In reality, he buys her a princess cut diamond instead of a round one, and he sets it in yellow gold instead of platinum. Get to know her likes and dislikes ahead of time so you don't ruin her surprise.

2. The Brightest And Most Neutrally Colored Light Is Feasible

While the brilliance and colorlessness of a colorless diamond are important criteria, they are not the only ones, especially when discussing a color diamond. It's possible to honor tradition while still wearing a ring that isn't the same as every other bride's since time immemorial. It's becoming increasingly common for brides to opt for more unique engagement ring options, even if they still desire diamonds. It's important to remember that when it comes to color diamonds, the 4Cs are still relevant, but when it comes to a color diamond, color is the most important factor. There is no need to be concerned about how brilliant it is or how lacking in colour it is. The same holds true for colorless diamonds, which can be awe-inspiring in many other ways. Rare shapes, incredible cuts, or simply enormous size are all possible for colorless diamonds. Today, a growing number of women are adorning their colorless diamonds with a halo of yellow or pink diamonds.

3. Don't Spend More Than You Have To

Although diamonds are an unavoidable expense, there is no reason to save the fabled "three months' gross salary" that an average engagement ring costs. In the end, there is no set amount one must or should spend on an engagement ring, regardless of how long it takes for a man to save up for "the one" or how much the couple decides to spend on a "starter" ring. These days, stones come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as price ranges. Love your engagement ring no matter what, and begin your new life together on a positive note.

4. It's Better To Have A Big One

Even at a young age, children are predisposed to believe that bigger is better when it comes to presents, toys, and portions. When it comes to diamonds, we've been conditioned to believe that larger stones are better. Since there are many other characteristics to consider, such as the clarity, cut and color, a diamond's size is only one quarter of its overall character. Find the best stone in your price range and size preference, rather than the largest stone because it's the largest.

5. King Of The Rounds

The most popular diamond shape is round, even if you have no prior knowledge of diamonds. While the round brilliant diamond is the most well-known in terms of brilliance, there are many other options that may be better suited to your personal preferences. A color diamond in a round shape is typically more expensive because the diamond polisher has a harder time maximizing the color that shows from within the stone. The natural color of a diamond can be enhanced by cutting it into a shape like a radiant or a cushion. For a more unique look, try an emerald or an oval or a heart or a pear or an asscher or a marquise or a princess or a radiant or a cushion. Consider the woman's body type, her personality, and her overall nature before making a decision on a round diamond ring. In the end, you'll realize that round isn't always king.

6. You Can Always Count On A Jeweler To Get It Right

You and your fiancé aren't jewelers, no matter what they say. A reputable and trustworthy jeweler can guarantee that you will get a genuine, quality stone at a reasonable price, but you can't rely on that jeweler to provide you with the perfect ring for your fiance. Only she and you, hopefully, know which ring will be the perfect fit for her. Just because a stranger says you'll get more points by getting the most expensive setting or the largest stone doesn't mean that's what your gut tells you is the best option.

The fact that things are always changing in this world is one of the best things about it. The "rules" of engagement ring shopping have changed dramatically over the years, mostly for the better, just like many other aspects of our lives. In the absence of rules, there is much room for creativity, originality, design, and budget to shine through. Hopefully, the evolution of these rules will lead to more and more satisfied and fulfilled brides (and grooms) and fewer cookie cutter rings with astronomical price tags in the future.

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