Wedding Tips & Tricks: How to choose the perfect engagement ring

With Valentines Day right around the corner and Christmas just behind us, lots of you will be getting engaged!  Here’s a great article, by, on picking out the ring that’s just right for you…..

When it comes to engagement rings, you just want something big and sparkly, right? Wrong! There is a lot to consider when choosing your engagement ring.

To do this, we’re going to go over the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat.

1. Cut. The cut of a diamond refers to the shape of the diamond and the number of facets.  Facets are cut into the diamond to achieve the highest brilliance, so as much light as possible is reflected out of the top of the diamond.

Some of the most popular cuts:


Four Seasons Magazine | Round-cut diamond


Jewels by Erica Grace | Pear-shaped diamond


Wedding bee | Heart-shaped diamond


StyleWatch | Blake Lively’s oval-shaped diamond


Erstwhile Jewelry Co. | Marquise-shaped diamond


Style Me Pretty | Emerald-cut diamond


Wed Society | Princess-cut diamond

2. Color. Most diamonds appear colorless, but some have tones of yellow or brown. The closer the diamond is to colorless, the more valuable it is. Diamonds also come in other colors, such as blue, green and red.

Here are a few examples of diamond color:


MCD Diamonds | Blue diamond


PriceScope | Yellow diamond


Ruffled | Purple diamond

3. Clarity. Diamonds are often formed with slight imperfections known as “inclusions.” A diamond’s clarity is determined by the number, size, type and placement of the inclusions. The clarity scale ranges from flawless to obvious inclusions.

4. Carat. I think it’s safe to say we all know what this one means – how big that rock is!


I recommend actually trying the ring to figure out not only what size looks best, but also what shape looks best on your finger. Sometime’s bigger isn’t better! It’s really up to the wearer.

In case you’re dying to try on some rings – virtually – check out this cool app that lets you try on wedding rings. Look where technology has taken us!




Credit: Article by Amanda Nguyen,


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