Engagement and wedding season are here and we wouldn’t be more excited! Village Jewelers of Frisco TX is ready for summer and fall weddings, engagement rings, wedding sets, and more in 2021, especially after so many weddings were postponed or canceled last year!
We adore helping our wonderful clients and customers find the perfect engagement or wedding ring for their loved one. And in order to ensure that each and every one of our customers has the best experience when engagement ring shopping in Frisco TX – we wanted to go over common questions and trends this year!
Check out some of our top tips and questions for choosing an engagement ring, and then stop in to visit us and see our collection! Village Jewelers loves love – and we want to help you celebrate yours!
What Is Your Engagement Ring Budget?
This should be your first matter to discuss and decide upon – and probably one of the first things you will tell your Village Jewelers associate. Getting an engagement ring is an amazing experience and symbolizes a lot of fun, love, and excitement – but it shouldn’t plunge you into debt for the next 10 years. So do not be shy about having this talk, or being upfront about your budget (max and preferred, as well as if you have any wiggle room) with whoever is helping you in our gallery.
Top Tip: Make sure you have considered how long you have to save up, how much you feel comfortable spending, and if you want to finance the ring or pay fully at the time of purchase.
What Is Your Ring Size?
After budget, this is a hugely important factor, as you will need to know this in order to place an order for the ring. Of course, things can be resized, but that is a hassle and means multiple days or even weeks without your engagement ring. To avoid all of that, make sure you know your or your partner’s ring size accurately.
You cannot ‘guess’ at this, as a too-small ring will ruin the moment when you pop the question or try to slide it on their finger at the ceremony, and a too-large ring is a liability for loss.
Top Tip: Make sure you have already figured out the appropriate and comfortable ring size before you come in (for a surprise) or ask to be sized in store if you come in together.
What Are your Prefered Metals, Colors, & Stones?
Sometimes couples come in together, sometimes just one comes in – but either way, knowing what you are looking for at least in a broad sense (diamonds or other stones, white or yellow gold, classic or modern style) can be very helpful and ensure you do not feel overwhelmed.
There is a lot to talk about and decide before you ever even come into our store – but keeping an open mind and being flexible are also good things to keep in mind, as you may find something in-store or online that you never thought of yourself. If you want something one-of-a-kind, then consider our custom jewelry creations as well!
Top Tip: Have a list of what you like and do not like, or even bring in photos on your phone of styles that speak to you!
Learn More About Diamonds: The Four C’s
If you choose to be traditional and go the diamond engagement ring route, then you need to know about the Four C’s of diamonds: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat. Here’s a short rundown for each or check out our diamond buying guide here for a more in-depth look.
Cut: The cut of a diamond doesn’t actually refer to the shape, but the angles and proportions of the stone. The diamond’s cut is determined by the diamond’s creator – no not nature, we mean the diamond cutter. A well-cut diamond reflects light from one facet to another and projects the light through the top of the stone, making it sparkle much more than a poorly cut diamond. Usually, people consider cut the most important ‘C’.
Color: Engagement ring diamonds come in a variety of colors that are graded on a scale from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow). Truly colorless diamonds are very rare and more expensive, though some of the colors (near to D) are so light they can’t be seen by the naked eye. Remember, just because some colors are rarer, doesn’t mean they are necessarily better. Engagement ring diamond color is all about preference in the end, as white (not colorless) are most popular currently.
Clarity: Fewer imperfections in an engagement diamond mean it is clearer, has more sparkle, and is more expensive. Inclusions are minerals or tiny fractures in a diamond that are considered imperfections, so, the fewer inclusions (imperfections) the better. Much like color, clarity is measured on a scale. Generally, SI1 and SI2 have few imperfections that you cannot see with the naked eye.
Carat: Carat essentially means the weight of the diamond. The larger the carat (heavier the stone), the more it is worth. However, weight isn’t everything, a smaller diamond with better cut, mounting, and shape can actually look much better than a larger, lower-quality, and duller stone. The average engagement ring carat weight in the US is right around 1 carat.
More Questions? Village Jewelers Is Here To Help
There is nothing we at Village Jewelers love more than engagement rings, especially creative, unique, or custom rings! If you are looking for something more, something set apart, then look no further and come into Village Jewelers today.
Peruse through our custom pieces, our store of beautiful stones and settings, or meet with us to create your very own one-of-a-kind piece.
We can’t wait to see you. Call today!