How to Guarantee She’ll Love Her Diamond Engagement Ring

Okay guys, listen up: this one’s for you. If you’re in the market for a diamond engagement ring (by the way, congratulations!), then you’ve probably armed yourself with your knowledge about the four Cs: cut, color, clarity and carat. While you might think this is enough to guarantee that she gets a perfect diamond engagement ring, the 4 Cs won’t come to your aid when you’re stuck for ideas about the setting, the type of precious metal for the band, and diamond engagement ring insurance.

With so many curveballs waiting to be thrown your way, how can you guarantee that she’ll love her diamond engagement ring?

Simple: by using this handy article as your guide!

Get the Shape Out of the Way: Forget fancy gemology terms like “cut”, “facets” and “underside”; the first thing you need to get right is the type of shape she’ll love to see on her diamond engagement ring.

This is where you’ll need to pull in advice from her (discreet) best friend. What diamond shapes make her happy? Which shapes make her not-so-thrilled? Is there a celebrity who is sporting a diamond engagement ring that she adores? Once you have the shape of the diamond out of the way, you can move onto the next step…

Selecting the Perfect Setting: Here’s where your jeweler’s knowledge will come in handy. The setting of her diamond engagement ring can help maximize the size of a smaller-carat diamond, or swamp it so that it looks miniscule. To help make your diamond look bigger – and put a huge smile on her face – remember that round and oval diamonds look great in prong settings, larger diamonds look fresh in bezel settings, and several smaller stones look amazing in eternity settings. Ask your jeweler to help you identify each type of setting.

Select Her Favorite Metal. She may wear a lot of gold jewelry, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she wants her diamond engagement ring to be made from gold. To hedge a safe bet, let the diamond determine what type of precious metal you’ll be using. Clear diamonds look fantastic against platinum, palladium and white-gold, while colored diamonds stand out against a golden-yellow backdrop.

Choose Customer Service. Despite these tips, you might not always get the diamond engagement ring right. If she’s not thrilled with it, this is where having a jeweler with a fantastic return policy comes in handy. Some jewelers offer a generous 30-day return guarantee, while others won’t budge on the sale. Be sure you know what you’re in for from your jeweler before making the big purchase.

With this article by your side, you can guarantee that she’ll fall head over heels in love with her diamond engagement ring – just like she did with you.