A Guide to Picking the Right Ring Design in South Houston
If you are thinking of proposing to your significant other, then you are most likely a little jittery right now. Choosing the right ring design comes with a lot of pressure because it reflects how well you know the person you love. There is no need to despair; here is a guide on what to look for when going ring shopping.
No matter what store in South Houston you walk into, whether pretentious or not, there are some essential terms you need to know. The first one is ‘band’. This does not refer to anything musical, but rather the circular part of the ring that goes around your finger. These are usually available in gold, white gold or platinum amongst others. Your preference depends on your taste and your budget.
Another term is ‘setting’, which refers to the piece that will hold your diamond in place on your band. You can choose between an invisible and a visible setting. Usually a platinum or silver setting is better because it makes your diamond look more clear and beautiful.
Then we have the ‘four Cs’ (carat, clarity, color and cut) of the gemstone you are about to choose. Carat will determine the size of your stone, clarity will determine its look and price, and cut will refer to the way it has been shaped. There is a fifth C which is cost and that determines the other four Cs as well. Your jeweler will be able to guide you in this respect.
Once you have the terminology down, it’s time to do some old fashioned recon work to find a good and reputed jeweler whom you can trust. You can do this online or by asking around.
Then, we move on to finding out what your partner likes. Look at the rings your partner likes to wear to understand what kind of ring design would suit best. Do they prefer chunky or delicate? Vintage or modern? If you are still having trouble, then bring in some back up. Ask a friend or a sibling who knows them well and take them along when you go ring shopping.