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All your engagement ring questions answered!

All your engagement ring questions answered!

Deciding to propose to the love of your life is a huge milestone in a relationship, and one of the most important details is picking out the perfect ring. At Emily Amey Jewelry we strive to create the ideal handcrafted engagement ring for your significant other, just as beautiful and unique as they are. We know how overwhelming the process might seem to some.

One of the most common questions we get asked is if couples should choose an custom engagement ring together or if it should be a surprise. If a couple wants to jointly choose a ring, we highly encourage it! The process of determining the ideal style and cost can be a great bonding experience for partners and ensure that the engagement ring you choose will be perfect and last the entirety of your lifetime together. 

Does the engagement ring need to be a surprise?

As wonderful as it can be to make the ring a surprise, assuring the bride gets the ring of her dreams is of the utmost importance and choosing together can guarantee the handmade piece will be extraordinary and timeless. There are numerous ways to amaze your partner in the proposal process, such as when, where, and how you choose to propose.

Does an engagement ring need to cost three months salary?

Another question we frequently get asked is what the budget for your engagement ring should be. A common belief is it should cost three months of your salary, but in reality there is no precise or established amount and should be determined by the couple. We are committed to helping you find the perfect ring for both your partner and your budget and are honored to be a part of the custom design process! 

Is bigger always better? 

Another recurrent concern couples have is how important the stone size of the engagement ring really is. We firmly believe that bigger isn’t always better and it truly is a matter of personal taste. The 4 C’s of diamonds (color, clarity, carat, and cut) should all be taken into account. A small diamond or colored stone can be just as gorgeous and stunning as a large one, and regardless of your preference, we are devoted to designing an custom handmade ring tailored flawlessly to your budget and your beloved's desires.

Does it have to be a Diamond?

Hell no, we say! We love color and all things unusual. Diamonds are great because they are the hardest and most durable. But there are some excellent colored options such as sapphires, emeralds, rubies, aquamarines, zircon among many others that would make amazing alternative engagement rings!

If you need more guidance, check out The latest handmade engagement ring trends. If you prefer to start from scratch and create your own custom piece, submit a custom design form HERE