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Diamonds are a bride’s best friend: Choosing the perfect engagement ring

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on August 25th, 2011 1 comment

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a daunting task for any man and questions like ‘Which cut does she want?’ and ‘How big should I go?’ will be questions clogging the brain from functioning properly. And we won’t even mention the potential loss of breath, nervous shakes and sweat that goes with the act of proposing.

The setting of ‘The Proposal’ can be very important but instead of overdoing it just make it romantic and meaningful. We like to think that the more important aspect of ‘The Proposal’ is the ring. Think of the ring as a promise to be treasured, a statement she will want to show off and that will be admired by many.

So how do you choose the perfect engagement ring for your perfect lady when there are so many options to choose from? This is where you should ally yourself with her best friend, her blog (if she has one) or use any means possible to find out what SHE wants. The ring is not about you, it is about her. And whatever you do don’t ask her mum, because she will probably not be able to keep it to herself.

Alternatively check out the Seventy Seven Diamonds website where they have a whole diamond education section where you can learn about shapes, carat, clarity, cut, colour and everything else that goes with picking the right diamond, such as:

Shape: Is your girlfriend elegant or eccentric, sparkly or subtle? Whether it is Emerald, Pear, Oval, Princess, Asscher, Cushion or Marquise there is one out there that suits her style and taste; it’s just about finding it.

Carat: Bigger is definitely better when it comes to diamonds! But perhaps you can’t really afford the big one yet and did you know that carat weight is not the same as size…

Clarity: The presence of any impurities or “inclusions” of a diamond can and will impact the prize. Choose wisely – some you can’t even see just by looking at it – and you could save yourself a few pounds.

Seventy Seven Diamonds lets you choose from the widest selection of natural diamonds and offer a range of beautiful, bespoke engagement rings settings. Their rings are made to order – through the website so no need for that detour to the jewellers, just remember to delete your browsing history so your girlfriend doesn’t discover what you’re actually doing online those late nights.

Since each diamond is sourced directly from the mines, polished and sent for certification before arriving to the website, they are conflict free and will offer you more choice than you ever thought possible. And because you can decide everything (style, carat, colour, clarity etc) down to each little detail you will end up with a unique piece of perfection. Let alone the fact that your knowledge of diamonds will be handy for future dinner party small-talk – thus impressing your new missus – is an added bonus.

Below is a selection of the beautiful sparklers available from Seventy Seven Diamonds:

Check out the Vintage Engagement Rings here

Check out the Classic and Contemporary Engagement Rings here

Check out the Trilogy Engagement Rings here

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