The moment you decide to spend the rest of your life with your partner is definitely the most important one for you as a couple. Every detail has to be perfect, and, above all, you have to focus on the most important object: the engagement ring.
The engagement ring is not only a piece of jewelry, but it becomes a symbol for your love. Therefore, most people invest quite a lot in these rings. Since we are talking about an investment that is very important, both financially and emotionally, you have to be very careful when you make the purchase.
Decide How Much You Want To Spend
Before you go ring shopping you should decide what your budget is. In America, most couples spend almost $6000 on a ring, so it is up to you if you are willing to spend a large sum of money. However, you should not only look at expensive models. There are many beautifully crafted rings that might be cheaper than you expected, but this does not mean that their quality is a disappointing one.
Find The Right Stone For Your Engagement Ring
Most people choose diamonds for the engagement rings, but that shouldn’t always be the case. There are other great options out there, such as opals, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, moonstones, and pearls. You can also find beautiful engagement rings that combine various stones together.
Diamonds and sapphires are popular choices because they are very durable. The stone you choose should match the personality of your partner as well. If you do want to buy a diamond ring read below to see some things that you should analyze.
Look After The Four C’s
All engagement rings are priced based on four factors known as the four C’s: cut, carat, color, and clarity. These C’s are usually for diamond rings and they can really help you determine the quality of the ring. Before you make any purchase it is important to analyze every “C” so that you can be sure that the ring is worth the money.
“While we are of the belief that if a ring is beautiful and feels right, things like this don’t necessarily matter, it’s still good to know what you’re paying for,” explains Rony Vardi, co-founder of a popular, Brooklyn-based jewelry shop.
Buying A Ring Without Knowing The Size
If you want to surprise your partner, but do not know the correct ring size there are some things you can do. “If you can, secretly slip a ring that she wears on her ring finger onto your finger and mark where it hits. If she wears it on her left hand (assuming that is her non-dominant hand), make sure to size down a ¼ size. You can use a ring sizer to see what size the ring is that hits that same mark,” recommends Vardi.
You can also buy a ring that can be re-sized, or propose with the floor sample and then return to order the perfect size for your partner.
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