Wondering whether your girlfriend will say yes to your proposal is stressful enough. You’re also expected to plan the perfect situation to ask her to marry you.
But before you get ready to pop the question, you’ll need to buy the perfect vintage ring that suits her retro fashion sensibilities. To make sure that you get the best deal on your vintage engagement and wedding jewelry, use the following tips to buy her a special bauble that she will wear and love forever whether you build your own ring or go with your favorite jeweler.
1. Know the 4C’s: cut, clarity, color and carat weight
Don’t confuse the cut of the gemstone with the shape. The cut determines the sparkle and brilliance of the diamond. The clarity ranks the internal inclusions or imperfections in the diamond. The color is a letter-grade scale that rates the absence of hue in the stone. Carat weight refers to how much the diamond weighs. The bigger the carat, the higher the cost of the stone.
2. Consider the shape and setting of the diamond or gemstone