Engagement rings are the everlasting sign of love and are presented as a gift to represent a formal agreement to future marriage. An engagement ring is typically worn on the “ring finger” which was once believed to have a vein that runs straight to the heart.
An engagement ring typically includes a diamond, a popular tradition that dates back to the 1400s to signify nobility. Today, diamond engagement rings remain one of the most popular choices because of their elegance, value and perceived ability to last forever.
With such a romantic and long-standing tradition, purchasing an engagement ring can be a daunting decision. Monti Jewelers has been helping people purchase rings for over 40 years. We will walk you through the process of purchasing a ring, discuss the different cuts of diamonds and settings, and work within your budget to help you provide that special moment for your future spouse.
What is the meaning of an engagement ring?
An engagement ring has deep meaning and tradition dating back to Roman culture. The ring itself is in the shape of a circle, signifying that the infinite love between a couple has no beginning and no end. The circle also showcases how two ends can be brought together, just like a marriage.
Engagement rings typically contain a diamond, which is one of the hardest materials in the world. The diamond plays a major role in symbolizing a love and bond that will never break.
How do I select an engagement ring?
Selecting a ring is a major decision to make. Not only are their financial considerations, but also aligning the ring you are selecting with your partner’s style. That is why Monti Jewelers should be your first stop to purchase a ring. We will take the time to talk about the different types of materials and settings along with the characteristics of a diamond such as cut, clarity, carat, and color. We are even very upfront about the cost of our diamonds and how we price them for your ring. There is no obligation, just great customer service.
If you need more information before you schedule an appointment, learn more about some of the basics of engagement rings below.
Diamonds are a Dobe's best friend!
Types of Engagement Rings
Not only are there different cuts of diamonds for your ring selection, but also different types of bands as well. Learn the difference between a classic solitaire and halo ring design, plus much more.
How Much Should You Spend?
Everyone in the market for an engagement ring wants to know how much they should spend, and there are lots of opinions.
Markup on Jewelry
In most cases, diamonds and other jewelry are marked up in stores. Learn what that percentage increase could be and why Monti Jewelers is upfront about their percentages.