Most Common Engagement Ring Myths

An engagement ring is a significant financial investment, meaning you’ll want to make the right purchase. However, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about engagement rings that are making rounds around the internet. So it’s easy for someone who’s looking to purchase an engagement ring to become overwhelmed with contradictory information available online.

The following are some of the most common engagement ring myths and what the truth actually is:

The Bigger the Diamond the Better Engagement Ring

Although the size of the diamond is an essential factor in determining the value of an engagement ring, there are other attributes that are equally important. Cut, color, and clarity also play a big role in choosing a diamond engagement ring.

  • The Cost of an Engagement Ring Should Be Equal to Three Months’ Salary

One of the most common myths out there is that engagement rings have to cost a fortune. While it’s true that engagement rings can cost quite a bit, purchasing an engagement ring worth your three months' salary is an impractical and archaic idea. An engagement ring doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, and there's no set amount one needs to spend on an engagement ring. It's best to determine what you can afford and stick to your budget.

  • Any Diamond Will Sparkle

Most people believe that all diamonds sparkle, but that’s far from the truth. The type and quality of the cut, angles, polish, and relative measurements determine how a diamond engagement ring reacts to the light around it. A poorly cut diamond will have little to no sparkle.

  • Diamond Engagement Rings Can’t Break

Diamond is the hardest known material to date, but that doesn't mean it doesn't break. If you accidentally hit a diamond engagement ring hard enough along cleavage planes, it can chip or fracture.

  • Fluorescence Is Bad on Diamond Engagement Rings

Although some diamond engagement rings with fluorescence may appear milky or hazy, fluorescence tends to enhance the stone’s color in some diamond rings. Therefore, fluorescence on diamonds is a matter of personal preference.

  • The Ring Needs to Be a Surprise

A surprise proposal is undoubtedly a romantic gesture that is sure to sweep any lady off her feet, but buying an engagement ring without considering what she prefers is asking for trouble. It can be a good idea to shop for an engagement ring together with your significant other to avoid disappointments when you pop the question.

  • It’s All About The 4 C’S

Most people tend to focus more on the 4C's when selecting diamond engagement rings, but it's essential to consider more than the 4C's. You'll want to compare your options and consult with a trusted jeweler.

  • A Diamond Ring Should Be Colorless Without Inclusions

Traditionally, many people opted for colorless diamond rings without inclusions, but that has changed these days. More and more people are going for unconventional engagement rings that are customized to meet individual needs.

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