Misconceptions You Need To Know About Engagement Ring Shopping


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When it comes to picking out an engagement ring, there is just so much information out there, making the entire process pretty daunting. So, we have put together a few misconceptions that tend to come up when shopping for an engagement ring to help make your decision a whole lot easier.

  1. Clarity is all that matters when it comes to sparkle.

Truth: The centre diamond’s clarity determines how many imperfections or lack thereof are found in a diamond. Flawless stones do not have imperfections, but Included diamonds will have imperfections that can be seen by the naked eye. The sparkle of the diamond is determined by several factors and not only clarity. Be sure to check the engagement rings in Brisbane available at The Diamond Jewellery Studio.

  1. The weight refers to how big the diamond will look.

Truth: the carat size of a diamond refers to how much it weighs and not how large the stone will look, which is actually down to the diamond’s cut.

  1. Round diamonds will look biggest and best.

Truth: While round diamonds are certainly a popular choice, keep in mind it isn’t necessarily the shape that’s going to look larger on the finger. If they are very well cut, they will, however, show the most sparkle.

  1. Fluorescence is a bad thing.

Truth: Fluorescence in a diamond is not actually a negative quality, but it will depend on the diamond. For instance, F colour stones with blue fluorescence may not show a milky effect.

  1. Platinum is best for engagement rings.

Truth: Platinum is just one option. And, it’s denser and can fade over time. White gold, though, is lighter and sparkier, but shoes hints of yellow hues over time.

  1. Diamonds will never wear or tear.

Truth: this is probably the biggest misconception we come across. Diamonds certainly rate highly for their hardiness, which means they’re pretty difficult to crack, chip, or even break, it’s still possible to do so. That’s why you should always look after your gems and always treat them with the utmost care.

  1. Both rings have to match.

Truth: no, your wedding ring and engagement ring do not have to match. Some women prefer a wedding band with a different texture, sheen, or even a completely different metal to the engagement ring.


These are 7 of the most common misconceptions that we come across when people are shopping for the perfect engagement ring. We hope they’ll help with whittle through clutter to find the perfect ring for your soon-to-be bride. And, by the way, that whole big deal about you having to spend at least 3 month’s salary on an engagement ring – it’s hogwash. Set a budget you can realistically afford and then work on finding a gorgeous diamond engagement ring within your budget. Don’t forget that some jewellers offer discounts if you buy the engagement ring and wedding band together.

Happy shopping!



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