When it comes to picking out an engagement ring, does size really matter? The answer is, it’s all relative. It’s relative to the person who will be wearing the ring, and it’s relative to the four defining factors of ring shopping… the 4C’s of course. What are the 4C’s you ask? Carat weight, cut, color, and clarity. By mixing and matching these four defining characteristics, a diamond will be perfectly beautiful for that particular person, relative to their style.
Even though this ring is but a symbol of love, one can’t help but wonder in the back of their mind, “is this diamond big enough?” But with the perfect mixing and matching of the 4C’s we think you’ll be able to find just the right one for you, and whichever of the 4C’s is most important, well, that’s up for you to decide. Before you can even finish reading this post, you’ll probably be hopping into your car to scope out all the Dallas jewelers. But before you do that, here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re searching for the perfect ring.
Narrow it down
Find ten rings that catch your eye. Go through these rings, write down their common characteristics, as well as their differences. Narrow them down to five [baby steps are okay, if you need to move to eight next, that’s just fine]. Repeat the step of writing down the various common characteristics and so on… Continue these steps, and try to narrow it down to only three rings. What are the common characteristics? Is there an outstanding factor that correlates amongst the rings that defines what you love about them?
Figure out your budget
You don’t want to waste your time and let yourself down by pining over rings that are out of your price range… Figure out what your budget is and stick to it. Don’t wander astray trying on rings that you know are an impossible dream, it will only make you less prone to find the perfect one for you that is within your price range.
Understand the 4C’s
Let’s take it back to the defining factors of a ring… The 4C’s. First off, carat. Carat weight measures a diamond’s apparent size. Next, color grade. The color grade is relates to the purity of the diamond. Generally, a diamond that has the least to no hue is considered to be the “perfect diamond.” Third, is the clarity of the diamond. The clarity is relevant to the absence of any blemishes within the diamond. And the final of the 4C’s, the cut grade of the diamond. The cut grade of the diamond is relative to the amount of light that shines through it, and how the light reflects and interacts with the diamond’s facets.
After becoming more familiar with the 4C’s, you will be more easily able to understand what is that you love about the rings you’ve narrowed your search down to in the first tip we spoke about. After you’ve narrowed it down and figured out your budget, you’ll be able to make your way to the store to actually try some rings on! You may be surprised in what you find you like when it’s actually on your finger. So, if you’re looking for an engagement ring jeweler in DFW, or trying to find your perfect style of wedding ring in Dallas, here at Elite Jewelers, we’re confident that we can help. Come see us today, and let us help you find that perfect ring.