Sunday, February 27, 2011

Summer 2011 Trend For Lovers: 2 Carat Diamond Engagement Rings

When it comes to rings, there are more than plenty to choose from. One of the most desired options are 2 carat diamond engagement rings. I didn't know much about any kind of rings, when 2011 started, but past two months have been kind of a crash course to engagement ring industry for me, and I'd like to share this newly obtained knowledge with anyone who is interested. You see, my best friend is planning to propose his girlfriend this summer, and I've been his sidekick in this ring hunting mission. We've been involved both online and offline operations, and I can tell you that there are certain advantages in internet shopping, but I'll give you some tips about the rings first.

Diamond engagement rings come in almost every possible design and setting you can imagine. Stone is usually either heart-, oval-, round- or pear-shaped. Keep your eye on expert’s opinion so to speak, because his eye can tell the real quality of the diamond and yours can't. When the quality is confirmed, the next step is to mount the diamond to the most suitable ring. Now, this is important so focus! After you bought a high class diamond you do not want to mount it into a cheap 10K gold ring. It's like buying a Ferrari's engine, and sticking it to a Prius. If you think that your special lady would like to have her ring served to her mounted to silver or platinum ring, obey her wishes, but if you go for gold, I strongly recommend that you buy 18K gold ring. Pure gold is 24K, but it's unfortunately too soft for engagement rings.

Like I said earlier, I've been railing my friend’s ring-shopping process, and he ended up buying the ring, when he finally made up his bloody mind (sigh), online for reasons that I'll sum here very briefly. He read somewhere that average amount of money that people spend for engagement rings, is around the same what they make in three months. So, when we hitting the shops, he had a price range already in his mind, which, thank god, narrowed the search somewhat. When comparing online vs. offline prices, it came obvious, that the same rings can be purchased from the internet with lower price. When you pick the right place, you can get your 2 carat diamond engagement rings shipped to you overnight.