2 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Engagement Ring

Posted on: 27 February 2015

Choosing the perfect engagement ring for the special person in your life can be a daunting task. The most important question to ask yourself is this: What type of ring would your loved one really want? Rings display personality--just like any piece of jewelry--and it's important to pick out a ring that speaks to your loved one's personality. Doing so gives you a great head start on ensuring that happiness is always prominent in your relationship--both during the engagement and after the big wedding. Here are two tips that keep unique personality traits in mind when picking out the perfect engagement ring:

Ask the Right Questions

Prepare yourself before going to the jewelry store by asking the right questions. You can ask friends or family members for your loved one's personal preferences, but also take into consideration your partner's personality. Do they prefer gold or silver jewelry? Diamonds or gemstones of other colors? Would they prefer something modern and creative or something more traditional? Is using a family ring an option?

Would they prefer a bulkier ring or one that's slim and less defined? If they do a lot of physical activity, for example, you may wish to avoid bulkier rings. If they have a good fashion sense, they may prefer a ring that's shiny and noticeable from afar. If they have a more subdued personality, they may prefer something more subtle.

Pick the Right Colors

Aside from the above factors, a ring's colors can also be indicative of a person's personality. If you're looking to do something a little different than the standard clear diamonds, colorful gemstones can be a great option. Here are some of the meanings behind gemstone colors commonly found in engagement rings:

Brown: Stability, harmony, and dependability. Example stones include chocolate diamond, agate, tiger's eye, and smoky quartz.

Red: Energy, passion, love, and power. Example stones include ruby and garnet.

Yellow: Optimism, enthusiasm, and zest. Example stones include topaz, citrine, and yellow sapphire.

Green: Balance, luck, fertility, and harmony. Example stones include emerald, jade, peridot, and turquoise.

Blue: Loyalty, confidence, peace, and good health. Example stones include sapphire, blue topaz, turquoise, and tanzanite.

Purple/Pink: Serenity, spirituality, and pride. Example stones include amethyst, purple sapphire, and pink topaz.

Black: Prosperity, fidelity, and strength. Example stones include onyx, black diamond, and hematite.

White/Clear: Simplicity, elegance, harmony, peace, and innocence. Example stones include diamond, pearl, moonstone, and white topaz.

Before the big day of your wedding, there's one day that's just as important-- the day you and your loved one become engaged. Use the above tips to be creative and help make that day-- and the accompanying ring-- as special as possible.

For more information, contact B And A Jewelers or a similar company.