Winter engagements (and weddings) are a growing trend. The weather outside may not be conducive for outdoor ceremonies, but it sure is a beautiful backdrop for photos! However, long before the wedding plan, you need an engagement ring!
Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a huge, exciting, and potentially stressful decision. After all, you’ll be wearing it for years and decades to come! Luckily, we’re here to make your engagement ring buying journey a little easier, a little more fun, and a whole lot more creative with our custom engagement rings and fine jewelry right in Frisco TX.
Engagement Rings in Frisco TX
At Village Jewelers, we know how important fine jewelry gifts are in general, and we especially see the value and importance of picking out (or designing) the perfect engagement ring! We have a wide selection to help you get an idea of what you like, what you don’t, sizing, pricing, styles, and more.
Colorful stones, fresh-cut diamonds, new angles, shapes, halos, and stacks – whatever you are looking for, we have something to fit your mood. Or the creativity and skill to create something uniquely yours.
We know that an engagement ring isn’t just any ring, in fact, the journey is all about finding the perfect ring. You can choose the ring of your dreams from our sparkling collection, or have one created for you. We have a variety of fresh-cut, loose diamonds, and band choices, so your possibilities are truly endless!
What to Know & What to Ask When Buying Engagement Rings:
We love helping our customers find the perfect engagement ring to pop the question, so come on in and see what we can do for you! Need a little help in the inspiration department? We have you covered. Need help in the general process and what you should be asking or what you need to know about diamonds buying? We can help there too!
What is Your Engagement Ring Budget?
We want you to get the engagement rings of your dreams, but we don’t want you to begin your engagement or marriage with mounting debt, so many sure you have an engagement ring budget that you are both happy with, and that is realistic.
If you need help deciding on a budget, then ask your friendly Village Jewelers partner, as we have seen all levels of budgets, and have found or created the perfect engagement ring for each one.
What is Your Engagement Ring Style (Stones, Colors, Metal)…
Whether you are coming in with your significant other, or on your own, you should not only have a budget in mind, but know the general style you both like. You can always change your mind, but at least knowing what is (and isn’t) preferred will help you use your time efficiently.
Do you prefer white gold, platinum, or yellow gold? You also have to consider the stones – do they like gemstones, colors, or traditional diamonds?
There is a lot to talk about and decide before you ever come into the store – but keep an open mind and be flexible, you can always change your mind if you see something new or something you hadn’t thought of.
Some other questions you may need to have answered before you visit us at Village Jewelers are:
- What is your ring size?
- Do you want a set or individual pieces?
- Are you looking for a specific style (traditional, modern, vintage, etc)
- Do you know what diamond shape you prefer?
Understanding The Four C’s of Diamond Buying
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 a 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 the 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 the 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.
Contact Village Jewelers to be a Part of Your Engagement Today!
Visit us in-store or contact us to learn more. We would love to be a part of your engagement ring journey in Frisco TX.