No matter how long you have been together, picking out the perfect engagement ring for your girlfriend can be a daunting task. With so many different styles and prices to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. 

This guide, courtesy of Ika van Wyk, founder and CEO of Stella Moissanite, will help make the process a little easier, by showing you what to look for and how to find the best ring for your budget. So whether you are just starting to plan or are already overwhelmed, read on for tips on how to pick the perfect engagement ring for your girlfriend! 

Where to start?

When you are ready to start looking for an engagement ring, the first thing you need to do is set a budget. This will help narrow down your options and make the process less overwhelming. Once you have a budget in mind, it is time to start thinking about what style of ring your girlfriend would prefer. If she is more traditional, then a solitaire moissanite ring might be the best option. But if she prefers something more unique, there are many other choices available as well. 

Choosing the right metal

Next, you will need to decide on the metal that you want the ring to be made from. The most popular choices are gold and platinum, but there are also many beautiful rings made from silver. Silver is a much softer metal and is durable for engagement rings that will be worn everyday – but it’s an ideal option for smaller budgets or grooms who plan to upgrade their fiancé’s ring in a few years.

Gold is the most popular option as it comes in different colours (white gold, rose gold, yellow gold) and different levels of purity (9 carat, 14 carat, 18 carat) based on your colour preference and budget.

Platinum only comes in one colour and is the most durable option. It is also the metal that costs the most, as platinum is a heavier, denser metal to use in ring making. 

Choosing a setting

Once you have decided on the metal, it is time to choose a setting. The most common settings are prong and bezel, and you want something that stands up to daily wear for a long time to come. The setting is what holds your moissanites in place in your ring, so you want to look for something that will not only display your gemstone, but also keep it protected from knocks and bumps. Poor settings can result in prongs failing and gems falling out, which is not ideal. Speaking to your professional Stella Moissanite ring concierge will help you to make an informed decision on the best setting for your ring. 

Start shopping

Now that you have an idea of what to look for, it is time to start shopping! If you are not sure where to start, try looking at our ready-to-order range of online ring designs. This way you can get an idea of the different styles and prices that are available. Once you have found a few rings that you like, it is time to place your order or you can talk to your Stella Moissanite ring concierge about making a custom engagement ring for you. All rings are made to order and they will be able to help you choose the perfect ring for your girlfriend and make sure it fits her properly.

Picking out an engagement ring can be a daunting task, but with a little knowledge and planning it can be much easier. By keeping these tips in mind, you will be sure to find the perfect ring for your girlfriend! 

Looking for more information? Check out our Buyer’s Guide or our read more about moissanites here.

This post was brought to you by Ika van Wyk, founder and CEO of Stella Moissanite, one of the leading online retailers of moissanite engagement rings in South Africa. We are sure to have the perfect ring for your budget and style. Click here to browse our selection of women’s engagement rings.

About Stella Moissanite

Moissanite is a unique gemstone of unrivalled beauty and brilliance, and is quickly gaining popularity in South Africa. Stella Moissanite offers a beautiful range of ready-to-ship rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets in 9ct and 18ct gold, platinum and silver settings. Each item is thoughtfully designed and exquisitely crafted to show off the beauty of your moissanite gemstone. The team also works with clients to custom-create personal designs, offering expert guidance all the way to ensure your jewellery creation is even more beautiful than you imagined it. All Stella Moissanite jewellery creations are crafted in South Africa by local experts. When you buy Stella fine jewellery you are supporting the local artisans and craftspeople who had a hand in making your beautiful piece of art.

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