Engagement Ring

A Guide to Choosing an Engagement Ring

A Brief History of the Engagement Ring

The tradition of giving an engagement ring can be traced back to ancient times. It is said that the ancient Egyptians exchanged rings made of hemp, reeds, or ivory as a symbol of their commitment to one another. The concept of the engagement ring later evolved in ancient Rome, where a gold band was given as a symbol of betrothal.

Fast forward to the 21st century, and the engagement ring has become an essential part of the wedding tradition around the world. Selecting the perfect engagement ring can be an overwhelming experience for many. But worry not – Jensen Jewelers is here to guide you through this exciting and memorable journey.

Understanding the 4C’s of Diamonds

Before you start browsing for engagement rings, it is important to understand the basics of diamond quality. In the diamond industry, quality is described using the 4C’s – Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut. Understanding these characteristics is essential to finding the perfect diamond for your engagement ring.

1. Carat: Carat weight is the unit of measurement used to describe the size of a diamond. One carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. Larger diamonds are typically more valuable, as they are rarer and more desirable.

2. Clarity: Clarity refers to the presence of natural flaws, or inclusions, in a diamond. The fewer inclusions a diamond has, the higher its clarity grade, making it more valuable.

3. Color: Diamonds come in a range of colors, but when it comes to engagement rings, a colorless diamond is often considered the most desirable. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) rates diamond color on a scale from D (completely colorless) to Z (lightly colored). A diamond with a higher color grade is more valuable.

4. Cut: The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, symmetry, and polish. A well-cut diamond will have better light performance, making it sparkle more brilliantly. The cut is arguably the most important factor in determining a diamond’s beauty.

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring Style

Now that you have a basic understanding of diamond quality, it’s time to consider the various styles of engagement rings available. Jensen Jewelers offers a wide variety of exquisite designs, allowing you to find the perfect ring to represent your love and commitment. Some popular engagement ring styles include:

1. Solitaire: A solitaire engagement ring features a single diamond, often set in a simple band. This classic design showcases the beauty of the diamond and allows it to take center stage.

2. Halo: Halo engagement rings feature a center diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, creating the illusion of a larger center stone. This elegant style is perfect for those who love a bit of sparkle.

3. Three-Stone: A three-stone engagement ring features a center diamond flanked by two smaller diamonds or gemstones. This design symbolizes the couple’s past, present, and future together.

4. Vintage: Vintage-inspired engagement rings incorporate elements of designs from past eras, such as intricate detailing or milgrain edges. They are perfect for those who appreciate the charm of antique jewelry.

Jensen Jewelers: Your Trusted Source for Engagement Rings

As a family-owned and operated business since 1956, Jensen Jewelers takes pride in offering high-quality fine jewelry and diamonds at competitive prices. Our experienced team of jewelers is here to assist you in finding the perfect engagement ring to symbolize your love and commitment.

Whether you have a clear vision of the engagement ring you want or need guidance in selecting the perfect style, we have you covered. We offer a wide variety of diamond engagement rings, suitable for any taste and budget. Ready to start browsing? Shop our bridal rings now.

And don’t worry, here at Jensen Jewelers, we also understand the importance of maintaining the beauty and functionality of your precious jewelry. That’s why we offer jewelry repair services to ensure your engagement ring lasts a lifetime.

To get in touch with one of our experienced jewelers, contact us today. We look forward to helping you embark on the exciting journey of selecting the perfect engagement ring for your beloved.