My Precious

the ring

Are you ready to propose? If you are then you must have the right ring to propose with. One should know the diamond that would best spell FOREVER on her finger. Let me give you some tip on how to get the right ring that she’ll get a hard time to say NO to.

  1. Consider what metal to use

A lot of the rings come in either 14k or 18k, either white or yellow gold. Do not be confused with carat and karat. Karat is referring to gold purity while carat refers to the weight of a diamond. A standard purity usually is 14k, and most of them are set in white gold.

2.   What would be the right design

    Actually this would depend on your personal preference, but bear in mind these components:

    • Consider if it is easy or practical to wear – like if she works in a grocery or wherever, what are the chances of the stone getting caught on some of the items or clothing.
    • Would it be able to withstand your daily activity? – If she is very active then I guess you should get her a stronger and heavier kind.
    • Will the diamond hold securely? – consider getting more prongs to hold the diamond in place, so it won’t fall off easily when it gets caught into something.
    • Will it look good on her? – of course, after going out with her for quite sometime, you should at least know the things she likes and what suits her more. You can also ask for an opinion from her friends and close relatives.
    • Will it look good on the wedding band that you two may pick in the future? – Don’t pick something that would be too hard to pair with a wedding band. It should be the perfect match.

      3.   Window Shop

      Don’t dwell on the first ring you see. Try to check other stores that offer rings. Who knows you might find something nicer than the first one you saw and might even be a cheaper one too.

      4.   Know the 4 C’s

        The diamonds value is actually based on their clarity, color, carat, and cut.

        • Clarity – it is the size and number of inclusions within a diamond. What you want is the ones that they call clean stones, because larger inclusions makes the diamond less sparkly and of course less precious.
        • Color – There are variations of colors in a diamond. They have a color grade that starts from D and all through the alphabet. What you want is the colorless stone, which is graded D, valuable and very rare.
        • Carat – All I can say is the larger the diamond, the rarer it is and more costly.
        • Cut – A good and nice cut could bring a clean, white and sizeable stone.

        5.   Set a Budget

        It would be much easier for you and the jeweler. If you set a certain budget then the jeweler could give you options that are on your reasonable price. Also indicate if you rather would have a larger stone than other factors.

        6.   Know how much you should spend

          Be reasonable enough to know your limits. Do not go beyond something that is very unaffordable for you. Okay you love her and you want to give her something that she would appreciate forever but would she still appreciate if you get bankrupt because of it?

          7.   Know her ring size

            When you are out shopping, be observant of the size of ring she is trying on. And from there you will get a hint what size of stone would fit her better and what metal it would go with.

            8.   Where to get a ring

              Go somewhere with reputable and respectable stores. These merchants would help you pick the right ring without reaping you off.

              9.   Consider different shapes of diamonds

                There are a lot of shapes when it comes to diamonds. Just think what would suit her best and something that she would love and do “Whoa!” to.

                10.   Want the Best

                  Be sure to buy a certified good stone.

                  You might ask me, how the hell I know most of this stuff, well, I just recently proposed to my girl and guess what, she said YES. All the hard work and research that I did just to find the right ring for the right person for me.

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                  2 Responses to “My Precious”

                  1. My Precious

                    Are you ready to propose? If you are then you must have the right ring to propose with. One should know the diamond that would best spell FOREVER on her finger. Let me give you some tip on how to get the right ring that she’ll get a hard time to say …

                  2. haha i am so sharing this article to my boyfriend *hint hint*.

                    My friend got proposed to but it was so disappointing because the ring didn’t fit her – it’s like they’ve been together for almost a decade and the guy doesn’t know her ring size – he could have been sneaky and asked her friends/parents, but he didn’t.

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