Engagement rings are always about traditions. And like all traditions, engagement tradition comes with many myths about engagement rings. Here is a list of these misconceived notions and why they are simply not true.
The Surprise Factor
For many, a surprise proposal and surprise engagement are a very romantic gesture. Though in fact presenting an engagement ring that was bought without having much of an idea about her taste in rings may cause troubles.
In fairytales a woman is knocked off her feet with an ideal proposal and the diamond ring of her dreams. But in real world, he buys her a round cut diamond when she was dreaming of pear cut. The setting is yellow gold, when she prefers platinum, and it’s halo while her style is solitaire. That’s why before you make the grand debut nix the surprise factor and find out what she really likes.
Only Brilliant & Colourless
Nowadays more and more brides are turning to more unique engagement ring options because although they might still want a diamond, they also want to be different than anyone else. That’s why while thinking about the centre diamond, don’t focus only on brilliance and colour, especially when talking about fancy colour diamonds as many women place emphasise on yellow and pink diamonds. Regarding colourless diamonds, these can come in rare shapes, have an incredible cut or just be large and impressive, so brilliance and colour are not the only criteria.
Spend a Fortune
There is truly no need to spend a fortune on an engagement ring. If a man puts away a small amount each month over a certain period of time until he meets “the one”, or a couple mutually decides to spend a logical amount on a ring, then be sure you are on the right path. The most important thing is to love your engagement ring no matter what and to start your life on the right foot.
Must Be a Round Cut Diamond
Even if you are not much into diamonds, you know that round is one of the most popular diamond shapes. What you don’t know is that there are so many other options that may work better for you. Moreover, if you are considering a fancy colour diamond, round shapes are usually more expensive as it’s more difficult to maximize the colour. For example, radiant and cushion cuts are ideal in order to enhance the diamond’s natural colour. Emerald, oval, heart, pear, princess and Asscher cuts are better in case you want to enhance the personality of your loved one.