When shopping for an engagement ring, be sure to keep the following tips in mind!
1) Determine your budget
This is a great place to start your engagement ring shopping. Before you’ve even see any type of jewelry, be sure to calculate what you can afford. A professional, well-trained jeweler will be sure to guide you and show you options that will get you the best diamond for your price range. Considering looking for well reputable wholesale diamond dealers.
2) Know her ring size
Without a ring size, it’s hard to go ring shopping. There are times when ring prices are raised due to ring size. Also, some eternity diamond rings are not able to be resized, and must be completely recreated.
Planning on surprising her? Keep an eye on her favorite rings and bring them to the store with you. Don’t make it too obvious! If you’ve taken her favorite ring she might get suspicious.
3) Spy on Her Pinterest Page
The first stop on the research train, Pinterest. Every girl has AT LEAST 1 ( if not, multiple) highly organized boards on her Pinterest page dedicated to her dream wedding.
It’s one of the first places a woman will go to be inspired. In here you might be able to find clues as to what types of stones and styles she prefers. This will give you a great starting point on understanding what shape, gemstone, and cut she’s interested in.
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4) Non-Traditional Center Stones
Of course, the most common stone for an engagement ring is a Diamond. Though with todays modern world, many women are choosing more eclectic, non-traditional center stones for their engagement rings, such as blue sapphires or pink moissanite.
5) Understand the 4c’s
6) Shop for Certified Diamonds
7) Try different Metal Colors
There isn’t an endless amount of options when choosing metal, but that’s not to determine the importance of your choice. Metals will influence the gemstone or diamond you choose in a very literal way. Some metals will not pair well with certain jewels, causing your gemstone to be perceived with less quality. For example, paring a lower grade diamond with a gold band might make your diamond look more yellow than it actually is. It’s best you work with a quality jeweler for their expertise in guiding you to make the proper choice for you.
8) Know your soon-to-be fiancé’s lifestyle
Understanding your fiancés daily routine can help with determining the basic style of the ring. Choosing simplicity over extravagant can lead you in very specific directions. Whether she lives an active life, or is always traveling, be sure to ask her what she’s looking for in a diamond engagement ring. She might want something simple and small as to not be so intrusive on her daily routine. Or she might want an extravagant ring to wear for special occasions, and a separate band for everyday.
9) Think of the Wedding Band
When purchasing an engagement ring, it will save you time and money to purchase the wedding band as a set. It will also be easier to match the engagement ring style to the band if purchased at the same time.
10) Trendy Styles vs Classic Styles
This is where things can get overwhelming. There seems to be an endless amount of styles, it could be hard to know what’s the best fit for your bride-to-be. As mentioned before, visit her Pinterest page! Ask her friends if she’s ever mentioned engagement ring styles. There are many ways to determine how your fiancés personality might influence her engagement ring style.