How to choose the perfect engagement ring.

Have you met the perfect one for you?  Are you planning on asking them to spend the rest of your lives together?  If your ready to propose and ask that question, choosing the perfect engagement ring can seem like an overwhelming task. What style of ring should you choose? What diamond shape would look best? How much should you spend?

We understand that an engagement ring is a symbol of your love and desire to commit to the most important person in your life. Choosing one, however, may seem like a challenge! Jonathan K & Co. Fine Jewelry is here to make the process as easy as possible! Here are some tips on things to look for and what to consider

Band Material

It may be easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices.  So, narrowing down some simple choices such as the metal that the band is made from is a great place to start.  There are many metal options to choose from such as white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. Gold also has Karat variations such as 10k, 14k, and 18k. Each Karat has a different percentage of pure gold, and unique characteristics such as strength. Despite just looks, different materials can best suit different lifestyles. For example, a 10k gold ring is going to be stronger than an 18k gold ring. We are here to help guide you in choosing which material will be best for you!

Stone Settings and Shape

You have a lot of choices here.  Once you have decided the metal type, then you have to focus on the stone settings and shape.  There are many kinds of shapes, this is the next step to finding the perfect ring. The most common diamond shapes are:

  • Round
  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Marquise
  • Princess-Cut
  • Cushion-Cut
  • Ascher Cut
  • Emerald-Cut

to name a few.  Once you determine your perfect stone shape, then you need to decide the actual stones.


The stone is the feature of the ring.  The traditional is a clear diamond. However, this classic choice doesn’t have to be clear, there are also yellow, grey, chocolate and black to choose from as well.  You can pair these beautiful stones with rubies, emeralds, and sapphires.  

Once you have an idea of what you want your ring to look like, it is time to figure out the budget side of things.  Remember the ring is an important part, but you shouldn’t go so far into debt that it makes you worry. Stay with what you can afford.  If your partner really loves you, they will love whatever you choose. Be sure that you speak with your trusted jeweler if you are not sure what things cost or do some online research.  If used to be three months salary was a golden rule of what to spend. However, that is outdated, you should only spend what you are comfortable with.  

There are hundreds of options.  But, breaking them down as we have shown here can help you from getting overwhelmed.  Remember, this is a very exciting time in your life and whatever you choose will be perfect!  Be sure to use a jeweler that you can trust and that takes the time with you. If you are looking at a custom design it could take some time to create, so plan ahead.  Good luck!


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