Why I Chose My Own Engagement Ring


Author Carly Ostroff and her fiancé Noah have been engaged in November.

*Carly Ostroff was planning her wedding ceremony for August 16, 2020. Whereas COVID-19 might need different plans, she’s staying cautiously optimistic. Carly is beginning to think about back-up plans, so you may watch this house for extra particulars. 

In my thoughts, my proposal was going to be like a kind of romantic comedies. You realize the type the place the man and lady exit to a pleasant dinner and get some fancy dessert. Then, when she takes the primary chunk, she virtually chokes on a hoop hidden inside (I swear it’s romantic). Earlier than she will be able to get better, he’s on one knee.

In actuality, discovering my engagement ring was nothing like a film. We didn’t go for a pleasant dinner and there was no want for the Heimlich maneuver. As a substitute, it began when my boyfriend mentioned, “I wouldn’t purchase a hoop with out understanding you find it irresistible.” He mentioned he didn’t wish to spend a ton of cash on one thing I wasn’t loopy about. The reality is that whereas I by no means thought I’d be the one to choose my ring, I’m so completely satisfied I did.

When it got here time to start the choice course of, I had no clue the place to begin. Fortunately, I knew who to name. Considered one of my BFFs occurs to be a gemologist. I work in style and I’m admittedly choosy, and her eye is next-level. Collectively, we have been probably each diamond supplier’s worst nightmare.

We checked out classic rings first. It’s an excellent start line as a result of the rings are already designed and you’ll strive on tons of types to determine what seems to be finest in your hand. What I found was Instagram inspo is one factor, and actual life is kind of  one other. Making an attempt on classic rings, I discovered that elongated types didn’t look pretty much as good on my finger. Goodbye emerald, oval and marquise cuts!

Subsequent, we began speaking to diamond sellers. It’s right here I actually discovered concerning the 4 Cs: lower, readability, color and carat. Mainly, you need to attempt to steadiness what’s most vital, as a result of except you’re getting a very flawless diamond, you may’t have all of it. The lab studies are vital pointers, however you actually have to take a look at the stone itself. One with a better readability can have extra black inclusions than one with decrease. Most jewellers say J is the place you begin to see color, however generally you will discover one which’s practically colourless.

Carly helped choose her good ring: a blinding spherical lower diamond solitaire.

Now, bear in mind after I mentioned I used to be choosy? It took me about 4 months to seek out ‘the one.’ Ultimately, I selected a solitaire diamond set on a skinny band with 4 prongs. It was lots of effort and time, however finally, I believe it was price it. It’s precisely what I all the time imagined.

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