Traditions have always been valued throughout generations. More than anything, engagement rings are all about tradition. Diamond or other precious gemstone rings have been reserved exclusively for the occasion of engagement. However, this beautiful tradition comes with a long list of myths regarding the ring. Let’s see what are engagement ring myths about and why they are simply not true.
The Surprise Factor
In the ideal world, a woman is knocked off her feet with a fairytale proposal and the diamond of her dreams. In reality, he buys her a round diamond when she really wanted an emerald cut, the setting is white gold, when she is trendy enough to choose yellow gold, and it goes on and on and on.
The real problem is that most people think that a surprise proposal and a surprise engagement ring are synonymous. But the truth is that presenting a ring that was bought without having an idea what her taste in rings might be is asking for trouble. To avoid all the mess, you just need to nix the surprise factor and ask what she really likes.
Only Brilliant and Colourless Diamonds
While most brides-to-be still opt for engagement rings with colourless diamonds, more and more women are turning to more unique engagement rings as they want to be different than anyone else. Of course, they might still want a diamond ring but prefer fancy colour diamonds. Since fancy diamonds come in various shades, they are always unique.
In case you are not brave enough to wear an engagement ring with a fancy colour diamond centre stone, you may try accenting your traditional colourless diamond with fancy yellow or pink diamonds set within a halo.
Three Months’ Gross Salary
Though it’s not a secret that diamonds cost quite a bit, there is no need to save the three months’ gross salary amount. If a man puts away a small amount each month over a certain period, or a couple mutually decides to spend a logical sum on an engagement ring, there should not be any problem. Be sure, there is no set amount one needs to or should spend on a ring. Diamonds come in all sizes and price ranges. The important thing is to love your ring and to start a life together on the right foot.
Only Round Diamonds
Even if you don’t know much about diamonds, you know that round the most popular diamond shape. Of course, the round brilliant cut diamonds are the most well-known in terms of brilliance. But in case you are considering a fancy colour diamond, round shapes are usually more expensive since it’s more difficult for a cutter to maximize the colour in that shape. In this case, radiant or cushion shapes are ideal to enhance the diamond’s natural colour.
Round diamonds may be a perfect fit for some, but those who prefer to stand out of the crowd will always choose fancy shapes to enhance their personality and overall nature.