Diamond rings and you
We always get questions about the best-sized stones to buy for a particular ring finger. One of the key factors to consider in selecting that perfect engagement diamond is the stone’s size. For the vast majority of couples, the bigger the stone, the better it must Bigger diamonds tend to be rarer than their smaller counterparts. Due to the laws of supply and demand, a scarcer product costs a lot more than one with a plentiful supply. Sorry but I don’t make the rules. To really hammer this point home, a 1.0-carat diamond stone, will be much, much more expensive than a 0.5-carat stone. You’re probably reading this and thinking a diamond engagement ring isn’t worth it if it’s going to cost so much. We urge you not to worry as there are other factors to consider, which we’re going to go through for you below.
So how do I pick the perfect size stone for me?
This can seem like a really silly and cliched point to make but at the end of the day, it’s all down to the couple’s personal preferences. The best engagement rings don’t have to be the most expensive ones or the ones with the biggest, shiniest stones to have meaning or impress people. You need to understand what your bride-to-be wants and how realistic that is.
It may seem like an obvious point, but if you can figure out the kind of budget you have for your diamond engagement rings it can narrow down what’s available for you to buy. That can then help narrow you down even further. That’s a lot of narrowing down! But if you think about it, it’s exactly what you want to help guide your buying decision!
Something else that can help you narrow down your ring buying options is working out the size of your future bride’s hand and finger. If your partner’s hand and finger are quite small, it’s generally good advice to buy a relatively smaller stone as it will look proportionate to their hand and finger compared to a larger stone that could look out of place. On the other hand, if your partner’s hands are fairly large it’s a good idea to buy a bigger stone so the proportions look correct. You can totally disregard our device here but you’ll find it will help a lot.
Now we’re going to let you in on a little secret called “Buying shy”. This is where you buy slightly smaller carat sizes to potentially save large amounts of money. Instead of buying a 1.00 carat stone you could buy a 0.90-0.98-carat stone and pay a fraction of the cost, compared to a whole numbered diamond. The size difference is so insignificant to the human eye that nobody will notice unless they pull out a magnifying glass and insist on inspecting your ring!
So, does size really matter?
Ultimately, the decision is yours as unhelpful as that sounds. You don’t have to buy a huge shiny diamond stone to impress people. You’re marrying because you love that person, your wedding day and everything that comes with it, including engagement rings, is only for you. However, if you’re still stuck just stick to our simple advice. Know your budget, know your partners’ hand and finger size and narrow it down from there! We promise you that you’ll end up with an engagement ring that was meant to be. We wish you all the best on your marriage journey and hope you have a long and prosperous marriage to that special someone!