Selecting the Perfect Diamond for that Perfect Someone...

So you want to buy a diamond engagement ring and are perplexed by all of the shapes and variations in the marketplace today? Start with the basics, and look carefully for clues to the perfect ring each and every time you are with that special someone...

A woman's hands can help guide you in finding the perfect shape for her. Most women will look good in an American Round Brilliant Cut as it is a universal shape. Some hands have a more square shape, therefore the Radiant, Princess, Emerald, or Cushion Cut diamonds look especially good on these more angular hands. Oval and marquise shaped diamonds look especially nice as they can make fingers appear to look longer merely by their shape.

The other important feature of the ring will be how wide it is on the finger. Look at the hand that will wear the ring, especially at the space between the knuckle and where the finger starts. If this is a wide space select a wide band, if not, choose something narrower.

Visit I Do to see these diamond shapes first hand so you can decide which one is right for you.