Are you thinking of popping the question to your other half? Planning a proposal and shopping for an engagement ring can be difficult. Here are some tips and tricks for choosing the perfect engagement ring. This short guide will tell you everything you need to know about buying an engagement ring she’ll love!
Give her what she wants. – You don’t have to buy a sparkling, diamond solitaire ring just because tradition says. Listen every time your other half is talking about what type of jewelry she likes. Get her a ring that reflects her style and personality. Perhaps consider something different, such as turquoise engagement rings for a unique gift!
The four C’s. – If you do decide to choose a diamond engagement ring, do plenty of research. You might be wondering what the difference is between the £100 ring and a £10,000 ring. There is more than meets the eye! Price is based on the four C’s – cut color, clarity, and karat.
What metal should you choose? – Platinum, silver or gold are popular options for rings. Researching their strengths and weaknesses is important. While silver is cheaper than platinum, it does scratch easier. But platinum doesn’t polish up as well as silver, but it is tougher.
How much should you spend? – Much debated, is the fifth C! Knowing how much to spend can be a difficult question to answer. Tradition suggested two months salary was expected for a ring. In recent years, this has changed. Whatever you’re comfortable with is suitable. There’s no need to spend the world if the ring is right!
Find out her ring size. – If the ring fits the first time she put it on, it’ll make the moment even more special. Knowing her ring size save her having to be without her ring for a week while it is getting resized. It’s easy to find out her ring size, though. Just pick up one of her favorite pieces from her jewelry box and take it down to your local jewelers. They’ll tell you what size the ring is, without having to buy in their store.
Choosing a jeweler. – There are so many stores, with rings of different prices. Where do you start? Firstly, go into your local jewelers and see what they have to offer. You might even want to drive to the next city, in case you get caught shopping! Talking to experts in the profession is a great way to learn more about what ring is right for her. Don’t forget to look online, too. There are lots of reputable stores that you can buy engagement rings.
Picking the ring – Once you know what type of ring you want to buy her, and know her ring size, you are ready to shop. Choosing a ring can be a difficult task because there are so many options. Consider taking a trusted friend or family member with you to help choose the ring for your fiancé. Make sure you take someone you trust and respect, though, you don’t want the surprise to be spoilt!
Best of luck shopping!
Submitted on behalf of Modern Weddings