You've met the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and it's time to pick out the engagement ring. We don't want you to feel blindsided when you go to the jeweler so here are things to consider before you make that big purchase!
So you're going to hear a lot of new terminology when you start the engagement ring research process. The 4 Cs will come up a lot - cut, color, clarity, and carat. The cut is the shape of the stone. Diamonds actually come in multiple colors, but you could also choose a gemstone like a sapphire or ruby. The clarity of a diamond refers to blemishes or imperfections. Most imperfections require serious magnification to even be seen so don't be alarmed when the jeweler brings up the clarity. Carat is the weight of the diamond or gemstone.
Okay, so obviously there are silver and gold. If you're deciding between these two, ask yourself what kind of jewelry your SO normally wears. If he/she never wears gold, you might not want to pick out a gold engagement ring. But gold also breaks down into other choices. There is rose gold which has a pinkish tint to it and then there is white gold. Platinum is similar to white gold but it's a heavier metal and more expensive. It's also a good option for people with highly sensitive skin.
These are the different styles of a diamond or gemstone:
Asscher: Square shaped diamond with a high crown.
Cushion: Square cut diamond, rounded edges.
Emerald: Rectangular with small, rounded edges.
European: Antique diamond cut
Heart: Umm...this is a diamond shaped like a heart (duh).
Would your SO prefer a single (called a solitaire) diamond/gemstone, or would they prefer a halo? A halo is a ring of smaller diamonds around the main setting. You can also choose a ring that has diamonds set into the band itself (this is called pave). You could also choose to have a three stone setting with one main diamond or gemstones and two slightly smaller ones on either side. These details help really customize the ring to best match your love's style.
Regardless of the ring you choose, Fusion wants to help you capture you and your SO basking in its glow (literally and figuratively). Call us today to discuss candid proposal photos and engagement photo sessions.