5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your Engagement Ring

The first thing you should do when choosing your perfect engagement ring is to set your budget as two rings can look almost exactly the same, but the difference on their prices can be astronomical so to make life easier, it is wise to set your budget and try to find your engagement ring within your budget. The common practice for an engagement ring is said to be 2 months of your salary. Of course it's entirely up to you if you want to follow it, but knowing your budget is definitely a good start. 2. Mount of Engagement Ring There are basically two types of mountings for a ring; 結婚指輪 福岡 mounting and mounting with side stones. Solitaire Mounting- it is the most popular mounting when it comes to engagement rings. Solitaire mounting is the one with only one stone centered on a ring so that the center stone becomes the focus of the ring. Side Stones Mounting- a bigger stone on the center of the ring accompanied by smaller stones on the both sides of the ring. The most popular side stone mountings are 3 stone and 5 stone.3. Settings Setting is the way a stone is attached to the ring (semi mount). There are three common settings; prongs setting, bezel setting and tension setting. Prongs setting- prongs are also known as crawls for securing the stone in place. Prongs settings are widely used on rings as this setting has the least contact area with the stone so that it shows most of the area of a stone, including the sides of a stone, as compare to other settings. Bezel Setting- It is a way of securing a stone by encircling the stone with metal. Since the sides of the stone are surrounded by metal so only the top surface of the stone is showing. Tension Setting- the stone is held in place merely by the pressure exerted on both ends of the shank making the stone appearing to be floating in mid-air. It is the firmest setting of all and it is considered a modern style of setting.