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Updated: Feb 13, 2020

With Spring in the air and Easter right around the corner, some of you may be thinking of popping the big question and planning the Big Day after that. Congratulations on your decision! This is, indeed, one of the most magical moments of your life, and you definitely want it to be absolutely perfect.

Of course, the location and how you propose matter a lot – but what about the ring? How should you choose the perfect engagement ring for your perfect match?

We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

· If you’re looking into a diamond ring, the 4C’s are the traditional quality rating factors. Understanding a ring’s value lies in these four C’s: cut, color, carat, and clarity. Cut refers to the actual facets of the cut diamond (which is actually the most valuable asset, and it is completely different from shape or style). Color refers to the color of the diamond (white, yellow, black, etc. – the rarer it is, the more expensive it will be). Carat refers to the weight of the diamond (unlike in the case of gold, where carats measure the purity of the gold). Finally, clarity refers to how clear the diamond is (the clearer it is, the more valuable it is).

· Know your metals. There are a lot of options when it comes to the precious metal the ring is made from. Yellow gold and platinum are the most common options – but rose gold, palladium, tungsten and even black gold are now gaining ground in the industry, and many newly engaged couples are falling in love with rings in these non-traditional metals.

· Customize it. One way to make your ring really special is by having it customized. Talk to your local fine jeweler for customer ring options. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be a completely custom–made design if you cannot afford that – even a small inscription or engraving on the ring can go a long way to personalizing your perfect ring. Other options for personalizing your engagement ring include incorporating metal or a precious stone from your family in the ring.

· Finally, be sure to keep your soon-to-be fiancé in mind. Value, precious metals, and all the other details really don’t mean that much in the end. What really matters is that you pick a ring that suits the person who will wear it: your future spouse. Make sure it suits their personality and personal style! If you just don’t know what this is, you can always get engaged with a simple band or solitaire ring and then shop together for the actual wedding ring once you’re engaged.

Already engaged and searching for a special wedding venue in Colorado? If you are looking for a mountain, riverfront wedding venue, be sure to come and check out Blackstone Rivers Ranch. Your dream wedding will find a home under our roof!


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