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Yating - 2022 Apr 8

Five Steps to Make Engagement Ring Selection More Thoughtful

As one approaches a significant milestone in life, soon-to-be-weds aspire to find the perfect engagement rings for each other before stepping into the aisle. Wedding rings, exchanged as symbols of love during the ceremony, have their origins in ancient Roman times. It is believed that wearing the ring, symbolizing love, on the ring finger connects directly to the heart through veins, signifying commitment and mutual support.

However, how does one choose the most suitable ring? Would you like to commemorate your engagement with the most worthwhile gemstones of the year? Let's explore together!

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Step 1: Determine the Main Stone

If you're unsure where to start, consider whether you want a "main stone" as your focal point. Engagement rings are accessories meant for daily wear and are often more understated compared to proposal rings.

However, nowadays, some people combine their engagement and wedding rings into one, so the choice of style doesn't necessarily have to be subtle. Instead, opt for the design that you love the most. It could be classic white diamonds, a single row of small diamonds, a ring without diamonds, a double main stone setting, rubies, sapphires, and more.

The use of colorful gemstones is particularly popular this year. If you're unsure about selecting the main stone for your engagement ring, consider starting with each other's birthstones. You might find inspiration for a ring that reflects your style!

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Step 2: Choose the Ring Setting: "Material, Style, Craftsmanship, Prong Height"

After selecting the main stone, you can proceed with choosing the ring setting, which refers to the part of the ring that includes the prongs, setting, and band, excluding the main stone. Opt for exquisite materials like platinum or 18K gold for your ring setting. These materials not only offer durability but also symbolize eternal commitment through their fine craftsmanship.

In addition to material, consider the style of the setting. It could feature a band adorned with small diamonds, a wave-like design, or intricate detailing with small accent diamonds. Choose a setting that reflects your taste and complements your chosen main stone.

Next, consider the craftsmanship of the ring setting. If your ring includes diamonds, there are various techniques for setting them, such as four-prong, bezel, halo, and six-prong settings. While the classic four-prong setting for diamonds is timeless, the "bezel setting" has gained popularity this year. Utilizing diamonds in a discreet and understated manner, the bezel setting offers a subtle elegance that is perfect for daily wear without being overly flashy, making it highly versatile.

Finally, consider the height of the prongs. If the prongs holding the diamonds are too high and prominent, although they may sparkle brilliantly and exude sincerity, they might constantly snag on clothing or hair when worn daily. Wouldn't it be a shame to have to constantly worry about it?

Therefore, if you intend for your wedding ring to be worn daily, opting for a low-profile setting is a wise choice.

Step 3: Uniqueness in Metalwork Techniques

The traditional form of wedding rings has evolved beyond conventional designs. If you seek a ring that stands out from the crowd or embodies your unique ideas, consider the intricacies of metalwork techniques. Whether you desire a modern, vintage, or even a mystical aesthetic, exploring different metalwork techniques allows you to infuse your rings with a sense of individuality. Once you have decided on the main stone and ring setting, you can further develop and plan the design based on your preferences for modernity, nostalgia, or enchantment.

Step 4: Preferences in Gemstone Cuts

The most classic representation of a perfectly cut diamond is the "Eight Hearts and Eight Arrows" pattern, renowned for its exquisite brilliance. However, if you're inclined towards a more dazzling effect, you can opt for more intricate cutting styles. Nonetheless, brighter doesn't always equate to better quality. You can assess diamonds based on the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) or explore fancier, more stylized cuts. Ultimately, the most important factor is to find the gemstone cut that resonates with your taste and preferences.

Step 5: Pursuing Narrative Significance

Are you searching for rings that encapsulate the sincere story of your love? At OYJ, we aspire to discover the rings that best represent each couple's unique bond. Through classical and refined styles, we aim to showcase understated elegance and warmth, capturing the essence of your romance. On your special day, let us mark the moment with a touch of romance and unwavering commitment.

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