Engagement Rings 101

Ready to pop the question? Make sure you pick the perfect engagement ring for your proposal! Learn more about the details and features of engagement rings so you can pick the perfect one for your partner!

A few tips for choosing the perfect ring for your proposal are to know your budget, narrow down the diamond shape, and have an open heart to all options at hand!

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Selecting a stone is the first step in deciding what the engagement ring will look like. At Blue Nile, there are ten diamond shape options and many diamond sizes to choose from. Round, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Cushion, Marquise, Radiant, Oval, Pear, and Heart are the possibilities of diamonds.

Selecting Your Stone by Shape

Carat sizes range from 0.23 to 21.46. When choosing a carat size, it is important to remember your ideal price point and remember that the smaller the finger, the larger the diamond will appear on the hand. The average engagement ring size is between 1.00 and 2.00 carats.

Selecting Your Stone by Size

The color of a diamond ranges from the letters D through K. Here’s how those letters break down in simple language: – D-F are colorless diamonds, the highest quality with a pure look – G-H and I-J are near-colorless diamonds, great value for quality – K, faint color diamonds, budget-friendly So the later the letter, the lesser the price, and also the less clear.

Selecting Your Stone by Color

According to the Blue Nile website, “Diamond clarity is the assessment of small imperfections on the surface and within the stone.” To the naked eye, the clarity of the diamond cannot be picked out, making SI and VS diamonds the best and most affordable options.

Selecting Your Stone by Clarity

Once you weigh up all these options, you can select the perfect stone that meets your specifications at a price point you’re happy with! Then it's time to choose the band and engagement ring setting! Learn more about setting options in the full post!

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