Like with most things, “it’s easy when you know how.” Choosing an engagement ring can seem like a challenge, but with the right knowledge, it can be a walk in the park. Follow these tips and you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect engagement ring for your loved one.
Do Your Homework
First things first, take your time. You won’t be able to walk into a jeweller and purchase the first ring you lay your eyes on. Neither will you be able to find the perfect ring in minutes online. Deciding on a ring takes time. Put some thought and effort into shopping around before you decide on ‘the one’. Browse a wide selection of diamond engagement rings, focusing on the four C’s: cut, clarity, colour and carat. The more you shop around, the more likely you are to find an engagement ring she’ll absolutely adore.
A female’s perspective is always mandatory, particularly when it comes to jewellery. Be sure to ask your fiancée-to-be’s mother, sister or best friend for advice. They’re likely to know what style of jewellery she likes and may even know her ring size. If they don’t, they can casually ask to try on a ring of hers to help get a rough idea of her size.
Attention to Detail
Take note of what jewellery she already wears, this will help you determine what material to opt for. If she never wears gold jewellery, you’ll know to stay clear from this option; opt for platinum or white gold instead. Does she like bold, statement jewellery or delicate, intricate pieces? Attention to detail is certain to pay off.
Have a Price Range in Mind
Before browsing diamond engagement rings, decide on a budget. There’s no point in getting into debt for the sake of an engagement ring, especially as the wedding itself will be costly. Take time to save up as much as money as possible and only use your credit card as a last resort.
Don’t play it safe
A solitaire is a popular choice for an engagement ring. However whilst some women dream of owning a beautiful solitaire diamond ring, others have their hearts set on something slightly less conventional. If your fiancée-to-be falls into the latter category, it’s best to stay away from the traditional solitaire and opt for a trilogy ring instead.