Choosing the right engagement ring can make or break a proposal. At Mitchum Jewelers, we realize that online shopping is convenient, but we also know that buying a diamond requires at least some time spent looking at the stones in person. Whether you decide to design your own ring or choose from our wide selection in our Springfield area store, here’s what you need to know about getting the perfect diamond ring.
Understand the Four C’s
Color, clarity, cut and carat weight are all important when it comes to choosing a diamond that is brilliant and memorable. Here’s now each quality impacts the final look of a diamond engagement ring.
- Color: Diamonds are ranked from clear and colorless to opaque and light yellow. The clearer the diamond, the more light it can capture.
- Clarity: The number of imperfections in a diamond affects its clarity. Imperfections prevent light from reflecting, which makes a diamond dull.
- Cut: Even with perfect color and clarity, if the angle of cut is off, then the amount of shimmer is reduced.
- Carat Weight: A diamond is weighed in carats, which translates to 200 milligrams. The higher the carat, the larger the diamond.
Think About Style
An engagement ring is worn with everything, so choose a style that is suitable for the recipient’s style. Some styles to choose form include:
The metal for the band also needs to match commonly worn jewelry pieces. Gold comes in a variety of colors, including white, rose and yellow. There are also platinum and silver bands. Finally, the size and shape of the diamond can take an ordinary ring and turn it into something extraordinary. Oval, pear and princess cuts are great for a delicate feel, while cushion, emerald and radiant make a bold statement.
Come Prepared or Let us help!
After you’ve looked at a few engagement ring options, it’s time to come to our Springfield area showroom and see them in person. Our diamond experts can answer all of your questions about size, cut and color. At Mitchum Jewelers, we look forward to being a part of your love story. Contact us today for more information.