An expert suggests how much money can be spent on an engagement ring with so much sentimental value.
When that person proposes to you, you don’t care about the size of the ring or the shape, what’s more! Not even how much it cost. Actually, all you want at that moment is to spend the rest of your life with your “better half”.
That sounds very romantic and straight out of a Hollywood-style movie, but since we know that nothing in this life is free, we decided to tell you how much money is recommended to invest in an engagement ring.
Things To Know Before Buying An Engagement Ring
«Money, money, money, mo-ney“, what’s the song say
According to experts in weddings and jewelry, the ideal is to pay the equivalent of three months of salary (full).
But this figure can be modified if there are debts, there is no job stability, if you prefer to invest in the future house or if the couple has other priorities.
Let’s remember that they are suggestions and no obligations!
Become a jewelry expert
And if you have questions to know about the ring you have or are going to help someone choose one, the idea is that you know the basics of the subject. We explain some concepts to you, according to the experts from Bizarro:
Purity: The higher the purity, the more gold. To measure gold in carats, 24 parts are taken as a reference. A piece with the highest amount of purity is 24 carats, that is, 24 parts of gold over 24; An 18-karat piece has 18 parts of gold and 6 of another metal.
Difference between Karats and Carats: with “Q” it describes the weight of the precious stones and pearls. With “K” it is a unit to measure the purity of precious metals like gold. In gems, 1 carat is equivalent to 100 points (pts) and in metals to 200 milligrams or a part of over 24 (pure gold has 24 carats and is marked with a “K”).
Lonely: Engagement ring that combines a single gem, usually a diamond, in a precious metal ring such as gold or platinum. The stone cut can be shiny, oval, emerald, cushion, heart, marquise, pear, or princess.
Churumbela: Ring with diamonds or precious stones set along the entire ring or only half of its circumference. All stones are of similar shapes and sizes, so none protrude. It is given to celebrate important dates in the marriage, such as the birth of a child or an anniversary.
Sparkly: It is a type of cut or carving of a gemstone. The cut is round, with multiple facets for exceptional shine and maximum light reflection on top. A diamond with this type of cut is called brilliant.
4C: These 4Cs refer to the qualities of a diamond: clarity, cut, color, and carats (carat).