If wedding bells are to be ringing in the near future, you will need to be ringing yourself, too, as you shop for engagement rings for her. But what ring should you buy? How do you research it? And what should you know about them? We’ll give you a head start with these candid tips.
Speak To An Experienced Jeweler
We are all good at something. So unless you are an experienced jeweler, you really should talk to an expert about diamond engagement rings before you make that big purchase. Jewelers can help you better understand what you should be looking for, what your budget allows and why you should consider different sizes or cuts over another. It’s always helpful to get the advice of a working professional, so you can make the best decision for your budget.
Know Her Size
If you are trying to keep the ring a surprise, which is typically the case, then there are some sneaky ways that you can determine her ring size. First, off, some of you will already know her ring size, so you can skip this step. But if you are not aware of what it is, take a look in her jewelry box. Borrow a few rings and take them to a local jewelry store so you can have them sized. Then replace them later so she is not aware of your sneakiness.
Determine Your Budget
One of the most critical elements of finding the perfect diamond engagement rings relates directly to your budget. What can you afford to buy and how high of quality are you able to get without breaking the bank? There are always financing options that are available, too, something that you can consider if a monthly payment fits your budgeting better than a lump sum purchase. With financing, you can also look for a better quality ring as well.
Learn About The 5 C’s
The 5 C’s is a common terminology used to are diamonds. Understanding how this works can help you choose the best ring for your lover. According to WikiHow, the 5 C’s stands for the following: Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat and Confidence. Once you are more familiarized with how these aspects work (which can be accomplished by talking to a jeweler), you will be armed with the knowledge that you require to find the best diamond ring for your budget.
Research Your Options
Lastly, take your time. Be patient. Do not lunge for the first ring that you find and open your wallet, as this is usually a mistake. Rather, carefully research all of your options. Realize that an engagement ring is one of the larger purchases that you will ever make. Compare your options, shop around and be scrupulous. Do this, and you will be able to present her with a ring that makes her blush and smile from ear to ear.