Ask the Experts: 8 Engagement Ring Myths Debunked

Today we are talking about Engagement Rings, which can be quite a daunting subject when you first start choosing the perfect ring for your partner. I have invited engagement ring experts Cappucine Jewelry onto the blog and in this post, we will break down and debunk some of the engagement ring myths. Some come from a lack of knowledge; some come from tradition; other myths can prolong and make your engagement ring shopping as well as proposing more difficult when it doesn’t have to be this way.

8 Engagement Ring Myths Debunked


By now, people already know that diamond rings are not the end-all-be-all when it comes to engagement rings. Nevertheless, the majority still think that if the ring doesn’t contain a diamond center stone, don’t even bother with the proposal, which is sad to hear, especially knowing how many diamond alternatives exist. For example, a morganite ring is a gorgeous and less expensive alternative to a pink diamond.


Purchasing an engagement ring with a bigger stone only makes sense if you like big stones. If you don’t, minimalist rings are as valuable and pretty as bigger ones. If you are only looking for size when buying your ring you are making a big mistake. 4 C’s (clarity, cut, color, and carat) are key when buying the ring of your dreams. PS don’t forget to ask for a GIA certificate that examines and describes your diamond and sapphire rings. GIA also applies to salt and pepper diamond rings despite their inclusions which makes them super unique.


No matter if your ring is $1,000 or $50,000 love it’s not determined on how much your ring costs. You can propose to your fiance with the most lavish ring from the most commercially known jewelry store, but that won’t make your marriage happy. There should be no shame in not being able to afford an expensive ring for your loved one, and we believe that a fiance that truly loves you won’t be offended if you proposed to her with a $1,000 ring.


Tackiness is subjective, but believing that everything that’s not a round or princess-cut diamond is tacky is a little old-fashioned way of thinking, isn’t it? Almost every online jewellery store has a wide selection of engagement ring alternatives, such as sapphire engagement rings that come in every colour of the rainbow and look good in every shape.


As we already said with the alternative shapes and colors sticking with what is deemed as ‘’normal’’ or ‘’ordinary’’ is not what you should do especially if you prefer standing from the crowd or you just want a classic ring but with a little twist. Mixing metals is something that people have been doing for decades, and it’s not as out of the ordinary as it may seem.


No, it doesn’t need to be. Many couples shop for rings together, mostly to avoid their fiance not liking the ring because at the end of the day they’re going to wear it every day for the rest of their life. Besides, there are people that don’t like surprises. Proposals should not always fall just to one person. It’s okay if both of you are involved.


A never-ending discussion that still divides buyers. Natural diamond advocates claim that gifting someone a lab-made diamond brings bad luck since it’s ‘’fake’’. Not to mention lab-made diamonds are much cheaper, which natural diamond advocates claim shows how little you appreciate your significant other, which we established before is not true at all. When it comes to the ethical part of diamond mining, of course, good practices exist; however, we advise you to do your research. The difference between natural gemstones and lab-made ones is minimal, and you should consider them also because they are less expensive. Luckily, Millennials and Gen Z are much more financially and environmentally conscious than previous generations, and the pressure of buying diamonds, in general, does not move them.


Custom rings shouldn’t be more expensive than a regular engagement ring that is sold in-store or online. That of course also depends on where you want your ring to be made and how many stones and which type do you desire. Naturally, all that money is worth spending, especially if you are going to wear it for the rest of your life. At Cappucine Jewelry, their metalworkers are experts at creating bespoke jewelry just the way you imagined them.





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    Marek Czeżyk

    Very valuable advice. I like guides that contain vital and useful tips. I remember when I was buying an engagement ring and I agree on many issues with the content of the post. Cool!


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