How to Choose the Right Carat Size for Engagement Rings

If you’ve decided to take the leap and ask your beloved to marry you, congratulations! Proposing is a wonderful expression of trust and intimacy, and symbolizes a much greater promise as you both move forward towards building a life together in the future. Choosing the right ring to represent your love story can feel like a daunting process, but with the right tips and guiding points in mind, making the decision can be easier than you might expect! Below, we’ll tackle one of the most common questions the team at Paris Jewellers gets from anxious proposers: how do you choose the right carat size for an engagement ring. Read on to learn more!

First Things First

Before we dive into some of the more specific details to keep in mind, the first thing to know that there is no perfect carat size, regardless of what gemstone, cut, style or other factors you might choose. While one-carat diamond rings are typically one of the most common choices due to the fact that their size fits comfortably on most hands without appearing too big or too small, ultimately, only you and your spouse-to-be know what’s best for you. Whether your intended prefers something on the smaller size or a gem that’s sure to wow everyone, we recommend trying to get a feel for what your special someone likes best before going shopping. Finding out what they prefer can be done by asking friends and family if you prefer to go the covert route, or, if you want to be absolutely certain, by asking them directly.

Budgeting For a Ring

When choosing your carat size, it’s likely not a surprise that your final budget will play a role in your selection. Diamond prices can vary widely depending on a variety of factors like cut and colour, but there’s no denying that size can increase your spend.

Before you start ruling options out, allow us to offer you some reassurance: even though diamond rings can be expensive, finding the perfect fit in your price range is far from impossible. Paris Jewellers offers an extensive range of engagement rings, including our brand new line Eternal by Paris which features one-carat rings for $3,999.00 with financing options available. This means that finding your perfect ring can be a reality without the added stress!

Lifestyle and Preferences

Aside from budget, there are a few other practical elements you’ll want to keep in mind when selecting your engagement. For one, does your spouse to be work in a profession where they need to use their hands on a daily basis? If so, choosing a lower profile cut and setting may be preferable over a more ornate option. Secondarily, you’ll want to consider their overall hand size (different from ring size). Dainty hands with small fingers will make whatever carat size you choose look larger, and selecting a stone that is too big may ultimately make the ring look awkward and out of place on their hand. Working with an experienced jeweller like Paris will make it easy to balance out these details and will make it easier to find a band style, cut, setting, and carat size that works best for your lucky recipient.

Personal Preference

As we said at the very start, the number one element that matters most when selecting an engagement ring is the personal preference of your intended recipient. The factors above will help guide the decision process, but pulling on what you know about your beloved and putting their tastes and needs at the forefront of everything you consider will help guarantee that your final selection is a hit!

Added Peace of Mind

Feeling worried that you might not make the perfect selection? Fear not! With Paris Jewellers’ 30-day stress-free return policy, you can rest assured that your soon to be fiancee will be happy, no matter what you choose. If you’re ready to take that next step and celebrate your love with a timeless commitment, our team is here to help. Learn more about finding the perfect engagement ring by contacting our team today!