Christmas is a time to celebrate family and love. With enchantment floating in the air, it’s the perfect time to pop the most romantic question of all time; “Will you marry me?”
Many people have proposed on the holiday season with the perfect engagement ring, so why not you too? The following tips will help to make your proposal a memorable one that will go off without a hitch.
Christmas Eve vs. Christmas Day
First, you’ve got to decide when to pop the question. Take a look at what your plans are for the holiday and determine which day would be the better of the two. It’s best to choose whichever day has the least amount of running around. After all, you’ll want to bask in the joy of becoming engaged without feeling pressured to rush around.
Intimate vs. Public
Would you prefer your special moment to be a private, intimate one or do you want to pop the question surrounded by family and friends? Will you want pictures taken right away? Will you want to be wearing your nice clothes or does it even matter? These are some of the questions you’ll have to think about when deciding if you want to be alone with your fiancé or with others when you ask her for her hand in marriage.
How to find the perfect ring
The perfect place to start searching for the perfect diamond engagement ring is right inside your fiancé’s jewelry box. Take a look inside and you’ll get a good idea of what the perfect diamond engagement ring would look like to her.
Does she like yellow gold or white gold? Is she into large pieces with lots of bling? Does she prefer a more vintage look? Does she have a favorite color? Does she follow jewelry fashion trends or is she more of a free spirit who chooses what she likes in spite of the latest crazes?
Once you’ve got an idea of what kind of diamond engagement ring she’ll like, it’s time to do some comparison shopping to get an idea of what is available. They’ll be lots of sales too, so take your time so you don’t miss out.
The 4 C’s
You should familiarize yourself with the 4 C’s of the diamond industry, too; clarity, color, cut, and carat. Each of these characteristics is graded on a scale ranging from low to high. Obviously, the higher a grade the diamond gets, the more valuable it is, and the more you should expect to pay.
There is actually a 5th C and that’s certification. When a diamond has been certified it’s a guarantee it has been inspected and graded by an independent gemological institution that has no vested interest in the ultimate sale of the diamond.
These tips should help you find the perfect diamond engagement ring this holiday season. Remember to take your time, and don’t settle for anything less than the one you want.