Engagement Ring Guide

Welcome to Blakerman’s Engagement Ring Guide, here you find everything you need to know to make an informed decision and choose the right sparkle.



What’s the meaning behind an Engagement Ring?


It symbolizes a proposal of marriage, and while any ring can be considered an engagement ring, the most popular choice contains a diamond that can be complemented by other precious stones.



What’s the difference between an Engagement Ring and a Wedding Band?


If the engagement ring represents a proposal of marriage, the wedding band stands for the marriage itself.

It’s also common for an engagement ring to be more decorated than a wedding band, but they usually complement each other.

Which metals can be used in an Engagement Ring?


In theory, any metal can be used, but the most common would be platinum or gold, which has the perk of coming in three different colors: yellow, white, and rose.

Silver is also an alternative that looks very similar to platinum but is at a different price range.

Each one of them has its own pros and cons, and we have a complete metal guide that is very helpful, but there’s also some pretty good explanation below.

Know your Metals

Whether there is a preference for platinum, gold, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or silver , every metal has its own special feature that will shine just perfectly on your finger.


Platinum


It's a very durable metal that is also easy to work with, which allows designers and manufacturers to create more complex settings.



Silver


Silver is very similar to platinum in its looks, and even though it’s not the first go-to metal for an Engagement Ring, it’s still a suitable option. Just make sure you have it cleaned often to maintain its brightness and brand-new look.



Yellow Gold


Yellow gold is a classic color for Engagement Rings and it’s hypoallergenic. Maintenance wise, it is amongst the easiest of metals to clean.



White Gold


White gold is almost a match to platinum Engagement Rings. It looks similar to platinum, and although it’s not as hard-wearing, the metals in the alloy make it very durable.


Rose Gold


It provides a different appearance to Engagement Rings, a more romantic one even. And almost all colored stones look great in rose gold, particularly those that are more reddish, which are a perfect complement to the diamond of your choice.



How durable is an Engagement Ring?


All precious metals used in manufacturing an engagement ring are very durable, but eventually, they all need some special attention.

If you want to avoid unnecessary maintenance, it’s best to remove your engagement ring when:

- Doing physical activities
- Using cosmetic or cleaning products
- Going to the beach or to the pool
- Taking a shower
- Cooking


 

Settings and Styles


There are many different settings and styles, and choosing one is absolutely a matter of personal preference.

While a solitaire engagement ring is more classic, a halo engagement ring is more versatile and allows for a more contemporary design.


Blakeman’s settings include:

3-stone

Criss-cross

 

Freeform

Halo

Solitaire

Split shank

Straight

 

When should I buy an Engagement Ring?

It seems like an obvious thing to say, but sometimes looking for a ring might take more time than you think and you shouldn’t rush into choosing it. Aside from that, there are certain seasons and holidays that might be a bit more attractive for purchasing an engagement ring.

Another crucial point is to make sure you choose a trustworthy vendor. Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry offers the best value in the market. We accomplish this not by cutting corners, but by going the extra mile – literally. We have decades-long business relationships with the best diamond cutters, designers, and manufacturers worldwide.

 


Choosing the right diamond for you


It’s likely that you have already heard of the 4 C’s, but in case you haven’t, they stand for: cut, color, clarity, and carat. It might seem overwhelming trying to completely understand every one of those principles, but that’s why our experts are ready to help you through a stress-free experience.

We also offer a thorough guide, in case you want to check it.

Just keep in mind that the aspects of the diamond also depend on the setting you choose. But, all in all, it’s important to keep an eye for the cut, because that’s what influences the sparkle.


How to measure the Engagement Ring


First of all, it’s important to remember that throughout the day your fingers swallow for many reasons. The ideal time for ring sizing is after morning hours and when the body
temperature is normal.

If you don’t want to spoil the surprise, ask someone that is likely to know about your partner’s ring size. Another option is taking a ring your partner wears on the same finger an engagement ring is typically worn, and use it as a reference when you go ring hunting.


Are you ready to choose?


Now that you have all the basic information you need before deciding on the perfect engagement ring, it’s time to start visiting stores.

Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry offers the best engagement rings in Northwest Arkansas. You can visit us at 3202 South Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, Rogers, Arkansas 72758, or give us a call at (479) 845-0088.

Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and we are ready to be a part of that special moment with you.

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