So you have finally been together with your partner for so long that you know for sure that she is the one. Now here you are planning your proposal to make it one of the most special days in her life, a day she will never forget.
It can be nerve-wracking when you pop the question, but you have been preparing for this, so you got this in the bag. But you need to make sure you got the right ring for the occasion, so before you go to the jewelry store, here are some useful tips in buying engagement rings.
Know the shape you want to buy.
You should know what diamond shape your significant other wants as it will narrow down your option and make ring hunting much easier. Prices differ depending on the shape or cut and the carat of the diamond.
If you want something expensive, then round cuts are what you are looking for. If you are on a budget, you can opt for marquise or pear. Choosing another shape other than a round cut gives you the option of buying a bigger ring.
Be sure to brush up on ring cuts so you will be ready once you go to the jewelry store.
Determine what kind of metal you want for the band
Engagement rings (as well a wedding rings) traditionally have white gold, platinum, silver or yellow gold band. However, rose gold has become a modern alternative in recent times. But if you want the most expensive one, then you should opt for platinum.
Some metal can scratch easily, so when you decide what band you want, consider your lifestyle and budget, as it is a lasting decision.
Choose the right measurement.
It may seem obvious, but you must remember it. After all, you do not want a ring that will fall off after you put it on her finger. That will be awkward.
Suppose you do not know her finger size. If so, then ask one of her friends to help you. Directly asking might ruin the surprise, so it is the best option you have.
She might also say it to you indirectly, so be sure to listen carefully to your partner.
Think about how well your engagement and wedding ring will look together.
While you might be enjoying the ring hunting, it important for you to consider that your engagement ring will not be the only thing in your partner’s fingers. You still have to buy a wedding ring for your big day.
So when you go to the jewelry store, ask the jeweler what wedding band will go nicely with your wedding ring. They will be happy to assist you.
Do not be afraid to negotiate.
Engagement rings can be very expensive, so you must do your research first to know the actual price of the ring you want to buy. Some jewelers can mark them up as much as 500%.
So do not be afraid to negotiate with the jeweler. If he is a good one, then he will be happy to work with your budget.
Buying engagement rings is one of the biggest decisions you will make, so be sure to follow these tips so you will not have any regrets.