Wednesday, 22 September 2010

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The Know-how Behind Building Engagement Rings

You must have come across someone in your friend’s circle of
family who has designed the engagement ring that he gave to
his wife himself. If you have not, then you should know that you
have other options apart from just choosing from the limited
collections of your local jewelry stores or online jewelers.
Engagement rings, apart from being bought, can also
be designed by you. Once you have decided upon the design
of the engagement ring that you wish to propose with, you
can easily commission the jeweler working with you to make
it. Still, despite it being available to you, you need to keep
some things in mind to be successful in your endeavor.
The following are those things.

  1. Finances:  
Whether you buy engagement rings or build them yourself, you will have to deal with the budgetary aspect of it all. Engagement rings are not cheap and building engagement rings is especially not for the financially weak. Hence, estimate your limitations and your capabilities before going for the option of building the engagement ring yourself.

  2. Comparison:  
There are many jewelry stores or online jewelers who offer the ‘build your own engagement ring’ option to clients. This means that you have more than one option to choose from. Hence, you should compare these various outlets and settle on one that is reliable and affordable at the same time.

  3. Design details:  
In order to be able to design an engagement ring yourself you need to be thorough with your beloved’s preferences in this regard. You should find out what she likes, what she does not like, whether she wants it to be practical or large, her favored colors, her preferred metal etc.

  4. Four C’s:  
When designing an engagement ring the four C’s are the four foundation stones of the building that you are making. The four C’s are the cut, the clarity, the color and the carat. These are the four basic things that will decide on how the ring will look, how much it will cost and whether it is feasible or not.

  5. Metal and stone selection:  
The choice of which metal and stone to choose will depend upon what your beloved likes. You should try to find out as much as you can about the various metals and stones cost, their properties, their colors, their looks etc.

Building the engagement ring that you plan to propose with is a certain
indication of how much you love your beloved because she will realize
 that you have put a lot of effort into the special moment for her.
After such a realization, how can anyone imagine anything less
than a breathless ‘yes’?

NB - this post was written by the sponsor