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Bellena The Art of

Issue # 6, APRIL 2012


Collagen injections in cosmetic plastic surgery Maternity Clothes That Will Keep You Feeling Beautiful

Cats Bonding With Their Owners Choosing the hair loss remedy

Overcome Anxiety Disorders

Keep your Skin Healty

Coconut Oil: Cholesterol and Weight Loss Maintenance


Bellena is a fashion and beauty magazine which provides interesting and updated news and information related to hair, beauty, fashion, UK fashion, food, family, travel and a lot of other things to explore. Those who are interested in style and fashion and want to keep a tab on World Fashion and UK Fashion can check for latest news and updates. Bellena has wide range of information on it including fashion shows, beauty tips, food and health tips, travel tips, stress management tips and a lot more to make your every day successful. Bellena also provides updates on celebrity style and fashion. So people looking for the style, fashion and beauty tips of their favourite stars and celebrities can find it all easily on Bellena magazine helps women to adopt latest fashion, use beauty tips and make healthy food part of their life which eventually results in enhancing their beauty, polish their personality and boost their self confidence. So, if you are in search of fashion news and updates, extra ordinary hair and beauty tips, healthy food options and travel suggestions then stay connected to and benefit yourself. Bellena fashion magazine blog knows what you are searching for and brings you everything at one place.

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What You Should Know To Overcome Anxiety Disorder

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Collagen injections on the forefront of Cosmetic plastic surgery

Choosing the Hair Loss Remedy

Coconut Oil! Cholesterol and Weight Loss Maintenance That Tastes Good

Cats Bonding With Their Owners

Discover Maternity Clothes That Will Keep You Feeling Beautiful

Dry Skin! keep your skin healthy and stop it from drying out

How to Find the Best Wedding Jewellery

What You Should Know To Overcome Anxiety Disorder

April 2012

Learning about anxiety attack symptoms is an important step in the recovery process if you suffer from an anxiety disorder. Anyone who suffers from such a disorder is certainly well versed in the types of symptoms that frequently accompany anxiety attacks; however, in order to learn to cope with and even overcome these symptoms it is imperative that one must first l e a r n w h y t h e s e s y m p t o m s o c c u r i n c o n n e c t i o n w i t h a n x i e t y d i s o rd e rs. The most common symptom of any anxiety disorder is fear itself. This fear often occurs as a result of a perceived threat. In many cases this fear may only result from a threat that is perceived only and not a real threat. This; however, has no effect on the results of the anxiety attack. When the human brains senses fear, whether it is real or perceived only, it responds with certain biological responses. These responses prepare the body to either stay and fight the threat or flee from it. This is commonly known as the fight or flight response.

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Some of the most common symptoms that can be associated with an anxiety attack as a result of this perception of threat include the following:

Sweating Hot or cold flashes Nausea Diarrhea Numbness Tingling in the hands or feet Feeling as if you can’t breathe Dizziness Chest pain Fear of losing control A feeling of impending doom Feeling as if you are out of touch Heart palpitations Feeling as if you are about to die Trembling

In most cases anxiety attack symptoms begin to peak within 10 minutes of the attack beginning and the symptoms will begin to subside within a half an hour of the attack starting. In some cases; however, it could take several hours for all of the symptoms to completely subside. In many cases anxiety attacks seem to appear for absolutely no reason. In this regard, they may come completely from out of the blue. Unfortunately, the individual may associate their location at the time of the attack as a cause for the symptoms they experience. As a result they may then begin to avoid that particular location or even situation as a result of fearing the occurrence of another attack. This avoidance can then lead to even further problems such as the development of another disorder known as agoraphobia.

By taking the time to learn about anxiety attack symptoms you can overcome anxiety disorder. 2

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The intensity of the symptoms associated with an anxiety attack can be quite frightening. That intensity level can vary from one person to the next and even from one attack to the next. With that said; however, it is important to understand that while the intensity of these symptoms is often very frightening the symptoms themselves are not dangerous. Even though the symptoms of an anxiety attack can certainly feel life-threatening it is important to understand they are not. Understanding and accepting that the symptoms of an anxiety attack will not hurt you is one of the first steps toward recovery. In addition, there are techniques that can be used which will reduce the severity and even the frequency of anxiety attacks.

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Cosmetic plastic surgery boosts your confidence the way you look. And increase in Self-confidence in the look can encourage you to focus your energy on other areas like family and career. There may be certain flaws in your body and face that makeup, diet and exercise can’t help mask. There you should look into the ultimate in makeover, i.e., cosmetic plastic surgery The advancement of corrective body and facial surgeries has made the cosmetic procedures easy, affordable and less invasive. This has led many to go for pure cosmetic procedures where aesthetic value comes first. But, cosmetic procedures are not totally different from reconstructive procedures. Cosmetic surgery also considers your general health conditions and particular physical traits. That’s why you should not plunge into a procedure just for look alteration. Of many cosmetic procedures collagen injection is a popular procedure embraced by many women to achieve that fuller and perfect lip, and to remove the facial wrinkles. Collagen injections are all-purpose fillers to fix problems on the face. Collagen is filled into the areas that need plumping-up. For removal of wrinkles, scars, and different marks these are the most suitable stuffs. Collagen can add volume to face giving it smooth appearance. We all have collagen, a kind of protein, between the skin and the underlying tissues. This collagen helps to build fascia, the network of fibres that gives skin its bounce, volume and softness. That’s why collagen injections are popular in celeb circles and administered as: collagen lip injection, facial collagen injections, buttock collagen injections and scar collagen injections.

WHY DO WE NEED COLLAGEN INJECTIONS? Well, we have the collagen in our tissues. But its amount over ages goes on decrease after youth and the skin loses elasticity. Collagen injection helps replenish this condition. The idea behind injecting collagen is to replenish this underlying skin structure so that it regains its ability to bounce back. Collagen replacement therapy helps smooth facial lines as well as reduces the look of most types of scars. Taking a collagen injection is as easy as taking any other injection. Rarely, it does involve some complications like bruising, redness and puffiness of skin. In severe cases, the collagen migrates to other parts of the body. But the complications can be avoided with proper consultation with a surgeon by doing collagen acceptance/rejection test in one’s body.


2) Human collagen: It comes from a human donor. Human skin readily accepts this. Zyderm and Zyplast and the two most popular human collagen. 4

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1) Bovine collagen: Derived from the tissues of cow, the bovine collagen is very compatible with human skin. It has fewer cases of allergy and rejection. Zyderm is the most popular names in bovine collagen.


Your external appearance and beauty of your hair contributes a lot to your personality. It is for this simple reason that there is too much rush for buying the cosmetic products The market today is flooded with a variety of cosmetic products which offer all kind s of hair loss solutions and hair loss cures. Be careful while choosing a hair loss remedy But before you choose a hair loss remedy for you, beware of the fake hair loss solutions and hair loss cures, it is always better to consult a doctor if you are suffering from hair loss. Hair loss can take place due to various medical conditions. It is quite possible that your hair loss problem is not of permanent in nature and could be cured by some simple treatments.

April 2012

Do not let over-the-counter drugs dupe you. You must diagnose the actual cause of your problem and search for the right kind of remedy. Herbal hair loss remedies – Herbal hair loss solutions play important role in countering hair problems. Herbal remedies have always been popular in traditional Indian and Chinese medications. Of late, they have been dominating the Western world as well.

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REASONS FOR THEIR POPULARITY There are mainly two reasons for their popularity. First, they have fewer side effects. They are the ideal hair loss cures if you are looking for safe, risk free procedures. Secondly, they are very effective. No, they do not stand for any overnight solution. But you may certainly notice a difference in the thickness, strength, volume and sheen in your hair after using a herbal hair loss remedy. Herbal remedies increase circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth. There are some herbal remedies which also block the synthesis of DHT ( dihydrotestosterone) the natural inhibitor of hair growth.

Some of the herbal hair loss cures that you may find useful are as follows : 1) Green tea (Camellia sinesis): Catechins in green tea inhibit the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that converts testosterone into hair-unfriendly DHT. Therefore drinking green tea everyday is a fruitful treatment for male pattern baldness. 2) Ayurvedic Antistress Tea: Consuming this mixed drink of Nardostachys jatamamsi and Bacopa monnieri 2 to 3 times a day relieves stress and prevents hair loss. 3) Ginko biloba: It intensifies blood circulation to the scalp and skin. Consuming 120-160mg of dry Ginko extract every day can keep your hair follicles rejuvenated. 4) Saw palmetto (Seranoa repens): This herb is known for slowing hair loss and encouraging hair regrowth. It is a core element of many hair loss formulations. The recommended dose is a 160mg capsule twice each day. 5) He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) - This Chinese herb is used in many commercial preparations for hair loss remedy. 6) Pygeum (Pygeum africanum) - Used to treat prostate problems and male pattern baldness. Recommended dosage is 60-500mg per day. 7) Stinging Nettle (Urtica diocia) - It blocks the conversion of testosterone into DHT. It delivers wonderful results if taken in combination with Pygeum and Saw Palmetto. If you are choosing a cosmetic hair product for your self, read its label carefully. Choose a product that is based on the above herbal supplements or contain the natural hair care products.


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Besides these herbal remedies there are various dietary supplements which are essential for supplying the adequate nutrition to the hair follicles and ensure good health to your hair. Eating a diet rich in vitamin, minerals, and protein is the best hair loss remedy one can choose.




Coconut Oil Cholesterol and Weight Loss Maintenance That Tastes Good Coconut oil does not contain toxic unsaturated oil that other oils do. It is loaded with healthy benefits that include lowering your cholesterol and your weight. If you find yourself in the “50 and over” group, should your cholesterol and weight rank higher than your retirement plan? Coconut oil has a pleasant taste, does not go rancid (even after a year) like other oils and has health benefits instead of health detriments. Civilizations consuming coconut oil without the Trans fat oils are healthier, have less colon problems, less cancer, do not battle weight loss and have less heart disease. Coconut oil has antioxidant properties due to the lack of oxidation of the oil in the body thereby reducing the need to supplement Vitamin E that is normally used up in the oxidation process. The general studies indicate that regular consumption of coconut oil reduces cholesterol to a normal level by converting cholesterol into pregnenolone. Ever since “trans fat” became a dirty food, we have looked for replacement oils that will deliver our favourite "bad" food to the table without sacrificing the good taste. It has been established that our best bet to stay healthy is to eat healthy. Eating healthy includes eliminating harmful oils and supplementing our diet with foods that includes basic building block nutrients that have eroded from our farms and gardens. The trans fats stay in the bloodstream and eventually collect as fat in the vessels and body. Coconut oil goes straight to the liver and is converted to energy. This “good” oil speeds up your body’s metabolic rate, causes you to burn calories and in this manner you will loose weight.

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Coconut oil has a laundry list of healthy benefits. Using coconut oil as a supplement, 3-4 tablespoonfuls a day, produces sufficient lauric acid. Lauric acid produces monolaurin. Monolaurin is a natural antiviral that kills viruses. This is a huge support to the immune system.

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Cooking with coconut oil will eliminate harmful fatty chains that manifest themselves as Trans fatty acids in the body. If you are reducing Trans fat in your body you also raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels in your bloodstream. The medicinal use worldwide of coconut oil includes: supplement to prevent osteoporosis, sore throat, and kidney stone dissolving, reduce swelling and for weight loss. The results are clear, nutritionists and dieticians agree that coconut oil is one of the healthiest supplements you can consume. Civilizations that have used coconut oil are generally healthier and do not have the many western nation diseases such as heart disease, blood pressure issues, blood sugar, obesity and diabetes. Coconut oil can be used for cooking and frying. Battle weight loss the natural way. Replace all oil such as butter, margarine, vegetable oil or shortening with coconut oil. Warmed to 76 degrees, coconut is liquid and can be used in salad dressing. You can also use it as a skin lotion. It is liquid on contact to the skin.


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Coconut Oil

It may be a while before it is time to make another new years resolution. Don’t wait, for your health’s sake, make a change now that will change the “quality of your life” of tomorrow.

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Cats Bonding With Their OWNERS There are a lot of experts out there who say that cats are strictly independent animals. These very same experts state that cats have chosen to associate with humans due to their strategy of survival. Although many argue with this statement, there are many who agree as well – although those that agree are normally those in the percentile who don’t agree with cats. Anyone who has owned a cat will tell you that cats are great at bonding with people, although they are very particular. Normally, a cat will choose someone in the home that he bonds with. You’ll know when a cat wants to bond with you, as he will hop on your lap seeking attention or snuggle up to you at night when you are sleeping. Purring is a strong sign of affections, especially with cats that are looking to bond. Although many experts have tried to figure it out, no one really knows why cats choose a particular person whom they will bond with. It could be the individual’s manners, voice, or simply how that person treats the cat. Perhaps it may be the individual is really gentle, or maybe a little more forceful – bringing the best out in the cat.

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There are a lot of ways that researchers have tried to take this subject, one of which being psychic. Some say that cats bond with someone due to a “psychic aura” that is compatible with both the person and the cat. If a cat feels that someone is giving them a bad vibe, they will simply ignore that person. Although this can be true to a sense for some, a majority of those who own cats will tell you that this couldn’t be any further from the truth.

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Even though there are a lot of theories and speculation out there, no one really knows why cats bond with humans. There’s little to no proof available as well, other than cats and their natural instinct for physical survival. Those who own cats know that cats crave attention, simply to make them feel needed. They love to be pampered by their owners, and will shower you with attention and affection if you just give them the chance.


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Those who are new to owning cats may find bonding to be very different. Cats are different from other animals, including dogs, in the sense that they bond different. Different breeds of cats will bond different with their owners, although most prefer affection and attention. The more time you spend around your cat, the more he will bond with you. Over the years, you’ll find that the bond you create with your pet has grown very strong – and simply cannot be broken.

Discover Maternity Clothes That Will Keep You Feeling Beautiful A mother-to-be should be the happiest woman on the earth, but sometimes the extra weight gain can put a damper on the way a pregnant woman feels. Choosing the right maternity clothing can go a long way toward alleviating the unattractive feeling a woman often experiences. Whether you are petite or plus size you can discover some funky and trendy maternity outfits at cheap discount prices. Looking good is half the battle when it comes to feeling good. And looking good is just a matter of spending a little time finding the right maternity clothes for you. Appearing stylish is a goal that can be achieved through the entire pregnancy experience.

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Some women believe they have to look thin to be beautiful. That is so far from the truth it is not even funny. There is a wide selection of cute maternity clothes in retail stores or online that can make you feel attractive again no matter what size you happen to be. There is absolutely no reason why any woman should have to squeeze uncomfortably into an outfit that is way too small in an attempt to look stunning. It's not the size, but the style and fit that will improve your look. The purpose of maternity clothing is to help you feel as comfortable as possible with your increasing weight and size. But that doesn't mean you can't find some trendy maternity clothes that you can feel good in. Finding some funky maternity clothes just takes a little bit of searching online or through retail stores. The cute maternity clothing you crave is out there, it just has to be found.

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In addition to maternity pants, shirts, skirts and dresses there are other items of clothing that can increase a pregnant woman's comfort. Finding the right underwear is very important too. If you want to look good you need to feel good. Nursing bras should have the ability to stretch, which is why cotton bras are the most popular during and after pregnancy. If you want to continue feeling sexy for your husband you may experience the need for some maternity thongs. They have become a very popular item of late. They can be found in very soft fabrics t hat will stretch comfortably below a woman's belly. They can be made of stretchy cotton fabric for the ultimate in comfort and also come in an assortment of exciting colours and prints. Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean you can't wear similar clothes that you are already used to. Other items of clothing that can still be worn during this period are jeans and T-shirts. Jeans and T-shirts are specially made for mothers-to-be. They have special stretchy areas that will conform to your shape while still looking trendy and attractive. Skirts and dresses can also be worn regularly during pregnancy. Skirts are probably the most popular form of apparel during this time of your life.They can fit loosely for comfort while hiding some of the extra shape you are doing your best not to display.Dresses are also popular for the same reasons. This type of apparel gives you a little extra room for both growth and comfort.

Now that you can see how important it is to find cute, trendy and funky maternity clothing for both your comfort and your appearance it's time to start searching for them. Shopping online allows you do find cute petite or lovely plus size outfits in the convenience of your own home. Once you know what's out there you can then visit the retail stores and start trying on the clothes that will help you to feel the most beautiful possible.


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The main thing to watch out for is not buying outfits that are too snug to begin with. It's usually wise to purchase apparel that has a little "growing into" room. Buying things too tight means you will outgrow it quicker. If you have a large shopping budget you may be able to get

away with buying things to fit. But if you are looking to save money by going with cheap discounts you should consider finding maternity clothes that will have a little extra room for growth. By shopping this way you will be able to save money by wearing those funky clothes for a longer period of time.


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The program is a step into bringing a healthy lifestyle into the life of women. Losing weight is not easy, but it can be done. Bellena UK will be starting its Weight Loss Competition on June and the contest will be ended on December. Getting into the Bellena Weight Loss Competition will help you from two perspectives: 1. YOU WILL SET A GOAL AND A GOAL DATE FOR YOUR WEIGHT LOSS. 2. ANNOUNCING PUBLICLY THE INTENTION OF LOSING WEIGHT WILL TRIGGER THE PEER PRESSURE, WHICH SHOULD HELP YOU BE EVEN MORE MOTIVATED TO LOSE WEIGHT.

The contest requires a small 10 GBP registration fee, which will account for being able to post videos and statistics about your weight loss progress. The 6 months contest will have give prizes to the three biggest “losers” of the competition which will be announced on our site.

HOW TO APPLY: To register for the Bellena UK Weight Loss Competition of 2012, the participants are required to sign up and fill a form. The entry fee is set at a fixed price of 10 GBP, one time charge. The contestant will be able to upload videos on BELLENA UK and post statistics on their progress, as well as registering to Bellena newsletters tips and methods on losing weight beside free samples from sponsors of the program which will be delivered to your place.

THE CRITERIA FOR “WINNING” The winners of the contest will be determined by the percentage of total weight lost during the 6 month period. This is a fairer comparison than total pounds lost due to the fact that heavier persons can safely lose weight more rapidly. A healthy rate of weight loss is considered 1% of beginning weight lost during one week. For example, if a person weight 200 lbs then a safe rate of weight loss is around 2-3 pounds per week. Example calculation: 1. Beginning weight – Ending weight = Pounds lost 2. (Pounds lost / Beginning weight) X 100 = % of weight lost

The contest is meant to incorporate healthier eating and exercise habits in for women of all ages. Participants are on the honor system and are expected to compete in a friendly, fair and healthy manner. We strongly advise you not to indulge in any activity that will harm your health, even if it is a great way of losing weight. Bellena UK is not responsible for any health issues that may occur during the contest. The contestant is solely responsible for his actions and will not hold Bellena UK for any injuries, illnesses or other health problems that may appear. Happy Weight Loss to everyone! With us the “biggest loser” is the winner! Kindly, Bellena UK

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Sometimes skin has a low level of sebum, which is the natural oil that is produced by skin glands. It is called dry skin and it cannot hold moisture and will look parched and feel tight when washed and in some extreme times, it can show some signs of chapping and cracking. The wind and very high or low temperatures can steal the natural moisture and make the skin feel tight across the bones. Dry skin can cause embarrassing flakes and any mark or dry skin will be very dull and show up on cheeks and near the eyes. You may also find dry skin on the knees, hands and in the mid section.

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The most common cause of dry skin is the lack of sufficient moisture from sebum. In som cases, this can be due to genetic conditions. There are also environmental causes like exposure to sun, cold, cosmetics, chemicals, and wind can cause dry skin too. Other reasons can be poor diet. A diet that is deficient in vitamin A and B is more likely to take away the skin’s moisture. Skin diseases like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea are causes of dry skin. It can be a result also of other conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism and the use of certain drugs like diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines. Dry skin is also going to need a lot of easy cleansing, massage to stimulate the sebum production and a lot of quality in moisture and oil. When you are washing your skin with soap it will take out the natural protective oil along with the dirt. Use of a good moisturizer will return lost water content to the skin. You can use neutral not acidic or alkaline products for washing the skin and abstain from using commercial soaps. After the second cleansing you need to treat the skin lightly with moisturizing cream. Once you have taken a bath or shower, you can apply baby oil over the skin. The area that is around the eyes needs to have a bigger application of the oil. You can also massage your face and apply some homemade remedies that are suggested by a doctor. Every morning you should treat your skin with a spray of mineral water. You should then apply some beauty mask for dry skin and mix together one egg, teaspoon of honey, half teaspoon of olive oil and a couple drops of rose water. This makes a great mask to use on your face and body.


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Eating a good balanced diet that is loaded with vitamins and minerals is a great idea. You should include some sulfur containing foods like onion, garlic, asparagus, and eggs as part of your diet. You can eat more carrots and yellow and orange vegetables. You should refrain from alcohol, caffeine, coffee, tea, and sugary drinks. Other items to limit are French fries, and other junk food that are high in grease or fat. This will help to keep your skin healthy and stop it from drying out.

How to Find the Best Wedding 1Jewellery

When it comes time to get married, you have a lot of things on your mind. In addition to all of the planning that goes into a wedding, you have big decisions to make on wedding jewellery. The engagement ring, for instance, is the first thing you have to think about. Saving for that purchase is a big deal, so you want to make sure you pick out the right one. You’ll also have to think about a wedding band, but that’s secondary to the engagement ring.

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Finding the perfect diamond ring is all about the perfect fit. That’s not meant in a literal sense, but more in how the item fits your needs. Diamond rings are expensive, but they can vary in price depending upon size, cut, clarity, and a host of different factors. Before you can pick out your engagement ring, you have to know what your budget is. Diamond rings can run, typically, anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000. You can buy a bigger, more expensive ring, but that’s only for the high rollers. A good rule of thumb is to save three whole months’ worth of pay. Depending upon your salary, this could work.

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When you figure out how much you’re willing to spend, you need to think about the kind of cut your future bride wants. You can usually find this out without giving away the fact that you’re going to propose. In passing, find out if she wants a princess cut, an emerald cut, or maybe just a round cut. The options are almost endless, so you need to really understand what she’s looking for. Diamond rings might carry a big price tag, but they aren’t all created equally. Some looks are more suitable for different women, depending upon their taste. Another important “C” word is clarity. Many people like to judge diamond rings based upon their size or their price, but clarity is much more important in the grand scheme of things. A good engagement ring will really shine when the light hits it. Sometimes, people settle for cloudier rings that are less expensive. This might be good for your budget, but it won’t give you a great looking engagement ring. Make sure that you ask and find out the grade of the diamond clarity. Jewellers are required to give out this information, so make sure you take advantage of it.


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Shopping for engagement rings is fun, so you need to approach it that way. You shouldn’t have to worry about things while you are doing it. You should figure out how much you are willing to spend, and don’t stress if it’s not a whole lot. You can find some great diamond rings for less than you would think. It’s important that you do all of the research and above all else, make the ring fit your future bride. She will love it pretty much not matter what you happen to spend on it, but you’d rather have a great ring than an average looking one.

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