5 Budget tips to choosing the best type of wedding ring for your future husband

Rings are the symbol of you and your future spouse’s love for each other. And if you’ve made it your mission to choose the perfect wedding ring for your husband, you know that there are many factors to consider when you begin shopping for the perfect ring for him.

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One of those, of course, is the budget. If you are the only one paying for his ring, there are ways that you can save money but still be able to buy one that would be perfect for him. Check out some of the tips that you can follow below.

  1. Canvass for the ring early – you can even start looking for a ring as soon as you get engaged. While you should not buy one immediately, by looking at your options for style and design, you are giving yourself enough time to actually set aside a budget for the ring that you have set your heart on. There is no standard on how much money you would need pay for the ring, but if you’ve seen one that you know is perfect for your husband but way out of your budget, for now, you will still have time to save.
  2. Set a budget for the big wedding suppliers first – weddings cost money, a lot of money. To see just how much budget you have for the ring, the best thing to do is set a budget for the other wedding suppliers that you know will be expensive. It may be the catering, the flowers or even the venue. What’s important is that you already have an idea of the total wedding costs and then you can see how much money you can spend on the rings.
  3. Stick to your budget – there may be times when you might be tempted to spend beyond what you have set aside for the rings, but don’t do that. Remember that the wedding will not only be centered on the rings, and if you go over the budget, then suddenly find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to pay more to other suppliers, you will regret spending that extra money on the rings.
  4. Get a ring that matches his personality – the perfect ring for your future husband is not the most expensive one, but the one that fits his personality the most. If your husband does not like ostentatious things, go for a simple design. Choose his favorite stone or his favorite color, just make sure that the ring is something that he would still want to wear every day.
  5. Go for a more simple design of your own wedding ring – since wedding rings are for couples, it would be a good idea that men’s wedding rings should match the women’s. TO make it easier for you, you can just choose a design taken from your own wedding band, but done in a simpler manner. Maybe you could put fewer stones or none at all if your husband is not a fan. Just make it unique by adding a personal touch such as a personal engraved message for your future husband.

Popping The Question? Choose A Loose Diamond For The Ring

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If you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, no doubt you have a budget in mind and want to save money wherever you can. So, one of the first things you should ask yourself is whether it pays to buy loose diamonds and the ring setting separately. While some may say it’s way too much of a hassle, we disagree. In fact, we suggest it will save you money and give you the chance to create a unique ring – just like your relationship.

Why Buy Loose Diamonds?

While we all have our own preferences, diamond wholesalers like the reputable Diamond Brokers Queensland advocate picking out loose diamonds first and then choosing the perfect engagement ring setting to complement the stones. It’s the perfect chance to build your very own engagement ring. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when buying loose diamonds for an engagement ring.

 

  • The Cut

 

Loose diamonds are arguably the most important part of the engagement ring. Not only is the stone the most expensive part of the engagement ring, but it will also determine the overall beauty of the ring. A diamond that is properly cut will shine with fiery brilliance and make sure you are the envy of everyone.

 

  • Size, Colour, Shape, Clarity

 

You have probably heard of the 4C’s already, but we need to mention them when it comes to picking out loose diamonds. The stones come in a huge variety of colours, clarities, shapes, and sizes, and not all loose diamonds are created the same.

Depending the precision of the cut, a lot of diamonds will look brilliant and stunning, whereas others may look lifeless and somewhat dull. Keep in mind that the cut, clarity, colour, and size of loose diamonds will have an effect on the price of the stone.

 

  • Pricing and Budget

 

By buying diamonds loose for an engagement ring, though, you put yourself in the best position to choose a stone that is best suited to your exact specifications. Typically, when a store puts together an engagement ring to sell as a completed product, they match a uniform standard for the stone specifications. The objective is to piece together an engagement ring that will shine at customers, while affording the store the best and highest possible profit on the item.

By choosing loose diamonds, you can save on your budget and still get a visually exquisite ring. This can be accomplished, for example, by choosing a diamond with ideal specifications and precisions which will make the stone, and the engagement ring, brilliant, no matter what the diamond’s clarity, colour, and size may be.

 

  • Mounting

 

The best way to evaluate a loose diamond for beauty, quality, and precision, is by inspecting in its unmounted state. With a loose diamond, you can carefully evaluate all angles of the stone using the latest grading tools. You can check out every single side of the diamond to ensure that it the beauty and quality you have your heart set on. You cannot do this with the same effectiveness once the diamond is set on a ring.

Overall, choosing a loose diamond is a great way to ensure you present her with something as special as your love.

Choosing the perfect wedding ring

You’re already engaged,  you’ve named the big day, and you can’t wait to finally marry your husband-to-be, but one thing is missing – the perfect wedding ring.

When you’ve already had your engagement ring chosen for you, sometimes it can be difficult to decide which wedding ring is right for you. With so many different types of cut, colour, clarity and carat to choose from, it can be one of the most intense and daunting tasks before the big day arrives. Together with Angelic Diamonds, specialist retailers in bespoke wedding rings, we provide you with the definitive need-to-knows when it comes to choosing a ring that looks perfect on your finger.

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Diamond cut

Out of the four key characteristics of your ring’s diamond, cut is the most important. This is because the cut has the greatest influence on the diamond’s sparkle, meaning the better the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle on your wedding day.

You should keep in mind that just because a diamond has perfect clarity and colour grade, it can still appear dull. The only thing that keeps a diamond from looking dull is its cut. Ultimately, what is the point of choosing a diamond ring if it doesn’t sparkle?

Simply put, a diamond’s cut is dependent on its light performance – or what we generally consider it sparkle. So, the perfect ring with an ideal diamond cut will not be too shallow or too deep, and it will allow light to pass through it so that it reflects evenly throughout the diamond.

Colour

Of the four, this is the second most important factor when considering the perfect wedding ring.  The eye detects sparkle from the diamond cut first, and then detects the colour of the diamond second.

If you want to make the most of your wedding ring on a budget, then choose a near-colourless diamond grade between G-H. Colour will not be detected by the naked eye, which will make you and your diamond look perfect on the day. Colour in diamonds appears as a pale yellow, so if this is evident anywhere in the ring you are thinking about buying, we would recommend avoiding it. 

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Clarity

If you’re unsure as to what this means, the clarity of your diamond ring refers to the small imperfections that are within all diamonds, which are known as inclusions. The less inclusions in the ring, the better the clarity, which means your wedding ring will shine bright no matter where you are. However, a diamond with no inclusions may cost a small fortune, and be the sort of ring you will only see on a Kardashian finger, so you may need to make a small comprimise.

Don’t worry, if your ring only contains a few inclusions that are visible to the naked eye, it’s unlikely that they will be seen easily. By purchasing an SI (slightly included) quality diamond, you’re able to buy something visually stunning, without having to pay the cost of a diamond that contains no inclusions and no imperfections.

Carat

Many brides misunderstand this all-important factor when it comes to the 4cs, the carat weight of the diamond on your wedding ring. Many believe that it refers to the diamond’s size, and not its weight, this isn’t the case – so try to keep this in mind when choosing your ideal ring for the wedding.

The cut of the diamond will change how large the carat weight appears, so it’s important to get a good balance of both so that your ring sits well on the finger, but also provides you with the shine and brilliance you need to make heads turn on your wedding day. Remember, even the most beautiful ring could look wrong on your finger if it is too big or the wrong cut, so it is important to look at how the cut effects the carat.

Go-to quick tips

To make sure your ring matches the perfection of your wedding day, take these other factors into considerations when choosing your ring:

  • If carat weight is important to you, consider a diamond with a good cut, with an SI1-SI2 clarity and an I or J colour grade.
  • Keep in mind that based on the size of your finger, the larger the diamond will appear.
  • Not all ring fittings will fit all diamond carats and shapes, so it’s important to consider what type of diamond shape you’d like before choosing its design.