In general, you have to be careful when you shop for engagement rings. But some myths can lower your chances of getting ‘’that one’’ ring that you want.
Some myths come from tradition, some from lack of knowledge. Either way everyone’s shopping experience and taste is different and we should take this into consideration.
But let’s look at some of these myths and see if we can debunk them.
1. White Diamond Ring Only
By now people know that white diamonds are not the end-all be all when it comes to engagement rings. But understandably white diamonds are that popular due to their color that doesn’t compromise your style. But did you research your options? Because there are many non-colorful stones on the market. Sapphire engagement rings come in many colors (like white or translucent) and they are highly positioned on the Mohs scale of hardness. You’ll get a gorgeous ring that is not diamond and is wearable. Advice from Capucinne Jewelry is: get yourself a GIA certificate for your sapphire ring. In a world where authenticity is rare, it is good to know where your stone came from and its characteristics.
2. You Can’t Wear Colorful Engagement Ring
This statement is one of the most outdated and it’s connected with the first one. You can wear colorful engagement rings. There is no right or wrong when choosing something that speaks to your heart. Besides, you can also pick lighter shades of whatever color you fancy like the morganite ring, which comes in light pink if you don’t want your ring to clash too much with your wardrobe.
3. Ring Should Cost a Fortune
Another myth that’s easily debunked. Quality rings under 1000$ are nothing rare these days. And the best thing is that you have a big selection to choose from. Not to mention that you will probably spend a lot of money on ceremony, dress, honeymoon and everything that comes in between anyways, so why not save some money for some extra days on a tropical beach.
4. The Bigger the Stone the Better
The size of the stone doesn’t determine the quality of the ring or the price. Of course, there is some truth to the statement that bigger stones are more expensive, but do they look better? Are they worth spending so much money on? Well, that depends on your personal taste. Rather, look for stones 4 c’s (cut, color, carat and clarity) which are very important, especially with diamonds and sapphires. Salt and pepper diamond ring is a wonderful alternative to the classic white diamond that looks fabulous on everyone.
5. Custom Rings Are Expensive
Depends where you buy them. In general, there is no reason why a custom ring should be much more expensive than the ring that already exists in the store. Of course, if you want some extra stones or a different metal band it can cost you a bit more but in the end, all that money is worth spending on a piece of jewelry that you will wear for the rest of your life. At Capucinne their metalworkers are masters at designing the ring of your dreams at a good price that won’t break your wallet.