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The Essential Guide To The Perfect Engagement Ring

An engagement proposal is a once-in-a-lifetime event we want to make perfect. And the engagement ring plays a fundamental part in the magic of the moment. So, of course, you want the ring to be very unique to your relationship and look beautiful and original, without being too much.

Don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re just trying to navigate the world of engagement rings, or you already have some styles in mind, this guide covers the basics to help you make an informed decision about the perfect engagement ring.
Engagement Rings

What’s the difference between engagement rings and wedding bands?

Both engagement rings and wedding bands are symbols of love, but they represent different stages of your relationship. An engagement ring is commonly given as a promise of marriage, set up as a surprise, indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married.

By contrast, wedding bands are meant to symbolize your commitment to another person and are exchanged at your wedding ceremony right after the vows. And modern couples have been shopping for wedding bands together more and more.

Which engagement rings are the most popular?

You always want a ring which looks beautiful and is also a perfect match to your partner’s style. There are many options to choose from, whether your partner enjoys contemporary, classics, or vintage silhouettes. Here are some of the designs you can choose:

• Solitaire • Straight • Halo • Double halo • Three-stone
• Twisted • Split shank • Vintage-inspired
Diamond Engagement Rings

What to consider when choosing diamonds?

Once you decide on the engagement ring style which best suits your sweetheart, it’s time to choose the diamond.
Maybe you’ve only heard about the 4Cs in passing, so here’s a refresh of the four properties of a diamond:
Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut.
Diamonds

Carat

A diamond’s weight is measured in carats, and the mounting works as a guide to the ideal diamond size. Some diamond shapes look seemingly larger than others, depending on the ring style. The carat is not all that matters when it comes to diamonds—a good balance between clarity, color, and cut results in diamonds of greater value. Let’s explore the other properties.

Clarity

Diamonds have small imperfections on their surface (blemishes) or inside (inclusions). Clarity uses a scale to determine how visible such imperfections are and to which degree they affect the brilliance of a diamond. Completely flawless diamonds are incredibly rare. That’s why it’s important to use the clarity scale as a reference.
Diamond
Yellow Diamond

Color

Ideally, a flawless diamond should be colorless in order to scatter light perfectly. The good news is that color distinctions are very subtle to the naked eye. But keep in mind, the scale varies from faint yellow to colorless, and faint yellow diamonds tend to look cheap, so look for the best diamonds in the color scale.

Cut

Like we said before, diamonds have inclusions and blemishes. The cut should be what optimizes the diamond’s light reflection the most by leaving such imperfections well hidden. A diamond of perfect cut offers great proportions, polish, and symmetry. Don’t confuse the cut with the shape, the shape is the outline or appearance of a diamond. Here is a list of popular diamond shapes:

• Round • Oval • Cushion • Princess • Emerald
• Marquise • Pearl
Diamond Cuts

What metal should an engagement ring be?

When choosing a ring for your partner, you need to pay attention to specific characteristics that will be best for them.
Some have to do with their lifestyle, while others are purely fashion-oriented. Here are the top choices of metals
for engagement rings to help you choose the right one.
Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

Yellow Gold

Yellow gold might be a classic color for engagement rings, but there’s something contemporary about this metal shade which makes modern brides still opt for it. Yellow gold is warm, durable, and resistant.

Rose Gold

Rose gold is unconventional and romantic, and it has been conquering the hearts of men and women when it comes to jewelry. Rose gold contains copper in its alloy to achieve the pinkish hue, making this choice a little impractical for people with metal allergies.
Rose Gold
White Gold Engagement Ring

White Gold

This metal shade is a big success with minimalists due to its subtle color. Surprisingly, however, this is the shade of gold which makes a diamond pop the most. There’s no denying the elegance and glow of a white gold ring. Just keep in mind that you might need to take your ring for rhodium plating after many years of constant use to recover some of its luster.

Platinum

Platinum is rarer than gold and has become popular for engagement rings because of its purity, making it the perfect hypoallergenic metal. Its sheen is lovely! You should opt for this metal if you want a ring that’s durable, resistant to corrosion, and hypoallergenic.
Platinum Engagement Ring

Custom Engagement Rings

Custom Designed Ring
Are you looking for something even more specific? We can help you custom design an engagement ring with your partner’s preferences in mind.

Customizing an engagement ring is more than special because no other person in the world will have a ring equal to the one you’ve created.

It only takes a few steps to have an engagement ring tailored to your preferences. All you must do is share your ideas and inspiration with us. Then, we get to work on the ring style, pick out the diamond together, and add any extra details to make it just perfect!

Where to buy Engagement rings in Daytona Beach, FL

Now that you have all the information to decide on the perfect engagement ring, it’s time to shop! Seabreeze Fine Jewelry is your go-to jewelry store in Daytona Beach for a vast selection of beautiful engagement rings for all tastes and budgets.

Whether you’re looking for specific designers like Gabriel & Co., Natalie K., and Simon G., or you’ve been dreaming of a customized engagement ring, you can always trust our expert team is ready to assist you with everything you need.

Visit our showroom at 529 Seabreeze Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL. And don’t forget to follow Seabreeze Fine Jewelry’s Facebook for our latest updates and jewelry inspiration.

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