Making his marriage proposal offering engagement ring for the woman in his life is a unique and rich emotional moment, a moment of unforgettable happiness for the two lovers, which marks their commitment for life.
This romantic date from the fifteenth century custom. Madly in love with the beautiful Mary of Burgundy, Archduke Maximilian of Austria secretly chooses his beloved, a jewel at the height of his love for her. After extensive research, his choice was a valuable gold ring, set with a pure and sparkling diamond. Marie, surprised and touched to the heart by the beauty of the ring, accepted his request without restraint.
Since then, the jewelers have spread and each propose always more models, stones of sizes and varieties of gems. Choosing an engagement ring and a marriage can be difficult for future spouses, which is why we have prepared a lot of useful tips guide to find the perfect engagement ring.
What ring style to choose?
Simple and elegant this model of engagement ring is a safe bet. Adorned with a diamond or colored stone, it seduces all women.
Refined and delicate, accompanied the solitaire is a variant of the popular solitaire women wanted to taste. The central stone that adorns the engagement ring is highlighted by a sparkling diamond paving.
Poetic and sophisticated, the trilogy is a ring full of meaning. The three stones symbolize indeed the past, present and future. This engagement ring is known for romantic charm women.
The ring you and me
Symbol of unity par excellence, and me ring is a timeless model consists of two intertwined stones. The S-shape, or 8 of this ring also symbolizes eternal and balance.
What price for her engagement ring?
In the United States, according to tradition the groom invest twice the amount of his pay in the engagement ring, or $ 2,500 on average. In return, the bride’s family pays for the wedding ceremony.
But there is no particular rule to follow in France. The groom, establishes the budget he wants and of course he can afford to buy her ring. The amounts invested are highly variable. The average price in France is between 500 € and 3,000 €.
By going in a large sign jewelry, prices of engagement rings will be displayed necessarily higher and the quality of the ring not necessarily better. Indeed, many jewelers inflate their prices by charging the name and brand to their clients. At BARBLEJEWELRY.COM, we price our engagement rings according to their weight in gold and fine gemstones or so to be able to offer engagement rings at fair value and accessible in terms of price.
Our position of diamond allows us to have direct access to the diamond stocks in the purse of Antwerp and so offer diamonds certified by leading laboratories (GIA, IGI, HRD) at the best prices.
What kind of stone for her engagement ring?
The size Round Brilliant
The round brilliant diamond cut is the most desirable form in jewelry for engagement rings. The stone is cut into 57 facets, which allows light to flow in and to bring out the maximum brilliance.
The size Oval
Soft and delicate, oval consists of 55 facets and is among the sizes called “brilliant”. Specially designed to bring out all the brilliance of the stone, this timeless size lesiuring to engagement rings.
The size Raindrop
Called size “drop” or size “pear” shaped stone that brings sophistication and chic to engagement rings. Round one side, pointed on the other, it brings together two very popular stone sizes: the round brilliant and marquise cut size.
The size Emerald
Emerald is a fragile stone. It is not cut veneers, but cut the sides staircase, which gives it a rectangular shape called “emerald cut”. Delicate stones are often formed into emerald cut, so as to protect their angles in case of shock.This very elegant figure and allows the stone to better resist in time and is very suitable for an engagement ring.
This square-shaped stone is composed of 50 facets. Only the lower part is cut in circles. The round shape is not visible when the stone is mounted on the ring, but it is essential to bring out its brilliance.
The size pillow
The cushion cut dresses smooth engagement rings. With its delicate curves and angles, it expresses all its beauty on a lonely. It owes its brilliance to its rounded base is its multiple facets. This size is very appreciated for stones like ruby or sapphire surrounded by diamonds cut in half moon, for example.
The size Marquise
Fine and sought the marquise cut brings sophistication and elegance to engagement rings. Alone or accompanied lonely, she spark of brilliance. Its brightness is due to its careful and precise size, round the lower part, pointed at both ends.
Which stone choose?
Timeless, precious stones are the most popular for engagement rings. Tradition says that the engagement ring or diamond, but it is not uncommon for women prefer to be given colored stones, most original and modern. Less expensive the gemstone colors and gemstones are also used to choose the most imposing stones.
Do not choose based on its value but according to the tastes of the future bride. For example, a woman who often wears blue is more likely to be seduced by a sapphire ring by a ruby ring. Discover all the colors by visiting our page devoted to the color of gemstones and precious .
To prevent bad taste if you are unsure, the best course remains the diamond. Flat and pure, it gives off a sparkling white and timeless.
To choose a stone with meaning we advise to discover our calendar of birthstones . Classified by month, you will find the stone that corresponds to the month of birth of your soul mate in the month of your meeting, and more.
What gold for her engagement ring?
As for the choice of stone, look at what your companion door more often before selecting your gold. If you notice she’s wearing a watch silver color, for example, preferably opt for a white gold setting.
Whatever its color, 18 carat gold is the most popular metal for engagement rings. We do not recommend choosing the money because it is not as durable. Very malleable, it wears faster than gold and may be deformed when worn everyday.
If your other half does not wear jewelry, it is best to choose white gold. Timeless and neutral, suitable for all styles.
The 18K rose gold
Rose gold is a gold very popular for many years. Romantic and original, it is attracting more and more for engagement rings. It brings softness and sensuality to the rings decorated with fine or precious stones, and reveals the beauty of the diamond.
See engagement rings in rose gold.
The 18K white gold
Simple and refined, white gold is one of the most popular colors for gold engagement rings. Neutral, he marries all the colors of precious gemstones, particularly diamonds which he highlighted the dazzling white.
See engagement rings in white gold.
The 18k yellow gold
Bright and warm, the color of yellow gold belongs to classic fine jewelry. She married the gemstones and precious of all colors. Like white gold, its brightness increases the unique sparkle of diamonds.
See engagement rings yellow gold.
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