Pearl engagement rings are anything but typical. However, this can be part of their charm. When you want an alternative to the standard diamond engagement ring, there are many stunning options. You need to know what to look for when choosing a pear engagement ring. There are some things to be on the lookout for that are similar to selecting a diamond, with a few big differences.

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Before you start your search, have a price range in mind. The more features that are added to the ring, the more expensive it will be. A pearl ring will be more affordable than a diamond, however it can still be expensive if you’re not careful.

Pearls come in different sizes, just as diamonds do. When you want to buy your girl a ring, make sure you know what size she is looking for. You can tell any jeweler what size peal you want in relation to a carat size for a diamond and they will be able to assist you.

The setting of the ring is very important. There are antique, classic, Victorian, vintage and modern styles to choose from. When you want to go ring shopping, it’s important to know what you want ahead of time. There can be more than just a pearl in the setting as well. You can opt for diamonds or other stones as well as more than a single pearl.

White pearls are the most common, but there aren’t the only ones on the market. There are also pink, green, purple and black ones to choose from. The more vibrant the color, the more expensive they are. You can also find them in different shapes. You may always decide to use more than one color throughout the ring that you design as well.

The band will need to be chosen as well. Engagement ring bands can be made of a variety of metals. Yellow gold, white gold, platinum and sterling silver are among the most popular. You can also choose titanium, rose gold or a combination of two or three metals. The band can be solid or woven, straight or concave, brushed or shiny. You can also opt for diamond studding along the band or even etching to offer something a little more unique.

Take the time to explore a few different jewelers. Learn about their warranties and what they will do if the pearl becomes damaged or needs to be replaced. Pearls are very delicate so a lifetime warranty is an important feature to look for. Rings are available online as well. The dealer will need to have a good warranty. This means finding a jeweler that has been in business for a while. It’s also important to compare styles, prices and warranties.

Real pearls are more expensive, especially saltwater ones because of how rare they are. There are jewelers that will try and pass off a fake pearl as real – and charge the higher price for it, too. Talk to an expert and do your own test. If you rub a pearl on your front tooth up and down, it should feel rough if it’s real.

An engagement ring should be special regardless of what the center of attention is. The girl you’re buying it for may appreciate the unique qualities of a pearl over a diamond. Just like there are the 4 C’s of buying a diamond, there are things to be on the lookout for when buying pearls, too. Don’t be fooled by a low price and a great guarantee. Ensure you know what you’re buying to make the right impression with the engagement ring.