Choosing an Engagement Ring

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring, Everything Answered.

Choosing an engagement ring is one of the most important jewelry decisions you'll ever make. It represents a major commitment and is a piece of jewelry you’ll wear every day, so it should reflect your style and values.

Reflecting Taste and Principles

  • Ethical Sourcing: If fair trade and ethical practices matter to you, look for ethically-mined diamonds.
  • Craftsmanship: For quality and originality, opt for a handmade ring, preferably crafted locally.

Personal Style

A wedding or engagement ring should match the wearer’s personal style and be a constant source of joy.

Wide Variety

Today, there’s a vast array of diamond rings available at all price points. You can find every gem cut imaginable, from round to radiant, and styles ranging from sleek and modern to delicate and feminine.

Materials and Settings


Gold remains a classic choice for wedding bands. It comes in yellow, white, and rose variants, each offering unique aesthetic appeal. Gold is durable and maintains its value over time, making it a timeless option.


Platinum is prized for its stunning silver-white color and superior durability. It is more expensive than gold but offers long-lasting wear and hypoallergenic properties.


Titanium is a modern choice, known for its lightweight and strong nature. It's a great option for those who prefer a contemporary look.

Tungsten Carbide

Tungsten carbide is highly durable and scratch-resistant. Its dark, rich color provides a bold, modern aesthetic.

Silver, Palladium, and Stainless Steel

These materials are affordable and stylish. They offer good durability and a sleek look.

Unique Materials

For a non-traditional touch, consider materials like wood, ceramic, silicone, or carbon fiber. These options are unique and can showcase personal style.

Choosing the Right Diamond

Diamond Grading Guide

  1. Color: Diamonds range from colorless (D) to light yellow (Z). Colorless diamonds are rare and more valuable.
  2. Clarity: Clarity measures the presence of imperfections. Higher clarity means fewer inclusions.
  3. Cut: The cut determines how well a diamond reflects light. A well-cut diamond sparkles more.
  4. Carat Weight: Carat weight measures a diamond's size. Larger diamonds are rarer and more expensive.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds are an ethical and affordable alternative to natural diamonds. They have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds but are 30-40% less expensive. They are a great option for those who value sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Custom-Made Engagement Rings

Creating a custom engagement ring allows for complete control over the design and budget. Here are some benefits:

  • Budget Control: Set your budget and work with a jeweler to create a ring that fits it.
  • Material Selection: Choose from a variety of materials and gemstones.
  • Exceptional Quality: Custom rings are often higher quality because they are meticulously crafted.
  • Personal Meaning: Custom rings can incorporate personal elements, making them unique and meaningful.


Choosing an engagement ring is a personal journey. Whether you prefer a traditional diamond ring or a unique, custom-made piece, BVW Jewelers is here to help you make an informed and heartfelt choice. Visit our store to explore our collections and start your custom design journey today. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more inspiration. Shop more here.