Did you know Roman brides during the second century B.C.E. wore two wedding rings? One wedding ring was gold, and the other ring was iron. Roman brides wore gold wedding rings in public and iron wedding rings while at home doing housework. Today, diamond engagement rings are the most popular, and there are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking for a perfect engagement ring. We have all heard of the term “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but most of us have no clue what to look for while shopping for a diamond engagement ring. Grading a diamond consist of carat, cut, color and clarity, which is known as “the four Cs” in the jewelry industry.
You do not have to be a master jewelry to recognize beautiful diamond engagement rings. The cut of a diamond is the most important element to pay attention to because the cut enhances the effect of a diamond more than carat, color and clarity. You can easily find sample pictures online that display the four Cs of a diamond to get an idea what you will be looking for. In addition to recognizing authentic engagement rings, you will need to read reviews about jewelry stores you are considering.
People who write reviews about their experience with a jewelry store will help guide you towards the right decision. In addition to diamonds, you will need to get familiar with the different types of precious metals used for holding diamonds in engagement rings. Gold, for example, is the most popular rare earth mineral used for creating wedding bands. White gold engagement rings are a hot commodity right now because they accent white diamonds perfectly. However, you have the option to choose platinum, yellow gold and other precious metals for a wedding band. As you can see, there are a few elements to keep in mind while shopping for engagement rings.