Congratulations, you found your partner for life! Now, it’s time to find the right ring. There are many things to consider when shopping engagement rings in Fort Lauderdale.

Here is a quick reference to help you choose the perfect one when when looking for engagement rings in Fort Lauderdale.

The 4 Cs of Diamonds

Most of us know of at least one, if not all, of the four C’s. Here’s a quick refresher, so you can decide what’s important to you. 

Carat refers to the weight of the diamond. The bigger the carat, the bigger the size of the diamond. 

Cut refers to the symmetry, proportioning, and polish of the stone, not the shape. Cut affects the brilliance of the diamond. 

Clarity is a measure of how many flaws are in the diamond, and how visible they are. Most diamonds will have at least one flaw, but they can only be seen under magnification. 

Color refers to the tint in white diamonds. Most white diamonds will have some tint, like blue or yellow. 


The four main options when it comes to engagement ring metals are white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, and platinum. Again, you need to look to your partner for clues about which is best. If they tend to wear silver jewelry, choose white gold or platinum. Choosing something like rose gold for the metal can be a nod to trends while maintaining a timeless elegance. 


Once you choose a metal for the band, you decide the setting. A setting can be anything from a halo of diamonds surrounding a larger stone to a classic solitaire. 

An engagement ring  is an investment that your fiancé will be wearing for the rest of their life. You want to find a setting they will love. Start by observing the type of jewelry your significant other currently wears. Are they minimalist, classic, or always into the latest trends? You can find a setting to compliment any style. 


Having some money set aside will make ring shopping less stressful. Make a plan to save money. Pack lunches for work, and cut down on morning coffee runs. Over time, little savings add up. Also, consider selling items you no longer need or use to increase your funds.

Shop Matthew’s Jewelers for Quality and Selection for Engagement Rings

When you are ready to shop engagement and bridal rings in Fort Lauderdale, we invite you to come in and see our selection. We specialize in a no-pressure atmosphere with a helpful staff to answer any of your questions.