Thinking of popping the question? Are you unsure about what kind of engagement ring you should buy to that will blow your fiancé away? Well, read on and we’ll talk about the best way to choose an engagement ring for your bride-to-be.
This process can be easy if done right, all you have to do is think about your budget, your love's personality, colors, and style. Sounds technical and worrying? Don’t fret! We’ll explain the process of selection step by step and hopefully, by the end, you will be confident in your ability to find the perfect engagement ring.
Step By Step Process On Choosing The Right Engagement Ring
1. Settle On A Budget
The first thing before buying anything, or even thinking about buying anything you should decide on a budget. You need to know how much you can easily spend, how much you need to save upon, and what price is right for you. Make sure this price is something you can afford and not something that you’ll go broke for. Keep in mind that this is an investment for the future, and should be treated as such. However, don’t keep so large a margin, that you’re unable to buy what you want, nor so less a margin that there is no room for flexibility. Keep a balance!
2. Always Buy Certified Material
The next step after deciding your budget is to make sure you’re buying the ring from a place that is certified. You can easily see which rings are certified as pure or sterling silver and gold by the marks on the inside of a ring. You can also ask the jewelry store owners for certification evidence before buying the ring. Any good store will not be offended and will happily show you evidence for the genuineness of their jewelry.
3. Ask Your Girlfriend For Her Opinion
If your girlfriend knows that you’re about to propose that’s great! This means that you can ask her about the kind of engagement ring she wants. Trust us, every girl has imaginings for that perfect engagement ring that she’s going to wear for the rest of her life. She knows the size, shape, choice of color, and style. So do yourself and favor and ask her what she wants, and find a way to make her dream come true. After all, it just won’t do if the girl you’re about to marry hates the ring you’re going to present to her.
4. Get Help From Her Friends Or Family
Getting help from your girlfriends' friends or family is a great idea if the proposal is a surprise. We bet you anything that if her family doesn’t know what kind of ring she wants then her friends definitely will. Girls often share everything with their friends, sometimes they even have step-by-step instructions for it. So just go and ask your girlfriend's gal pals and you’ll find the answers you seek to all the questions you might have. You might even be able to take them with you for ring shopping as an extra set of eyes or a critic to help you choose right.
5. Diamonds And Silvers Are A Girls Best Friend
Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and if they’re set in silver that’s even better. When buying an engagement ring without any sort of help, the best route to go down is the diamond silver route. You can never go wrong there. There are so many styles of engagement rings but the base is what truly matters. The diamond fit on sparkling silver that shines when both sun and moonlight hits at the right angle. It’ll light up your girl's hand the way she lights up your world.
6. Keep The 4 C’s In Mind
Cut, color, clarity, and carat. These are the 4 C’s of the diamond trade. While buying any diamond you must always have these 4 C’s checked out by a professional. They tell you whether or not the diamond is genuine. It also tells you how much it is worth, and what percentage of the impurity the diamond has? Having this knowledge is important as it lets you know that the price you are paying for the ring is worth it. After all, you wouldn’t want to be paying so much for a fake diamond, would you?
7. Find The Perfect Color Combination
Now if you’re going for a diamond silver route, this doesn’t mean that you can only go for clear pure diamonds. You can specialize the ring by adding other colors in the form of precious gems. You can use rubies, quartz, moonstones, aquamarines, and more. It all depends on what fits your girlfriend best. A great idea is to choose her birthstone as the main gem; this will win points for sentiment with your girlfriend. Since the ring is diamond, set on silver any color will gem you choose will shine.
8. Customization Is Key
Last but certainly not least, “Customize!” Customization is the key to making everything special. The customization can be something as simple or as complex as you want. You could use your girlfriend's birthstone as the main stone in the ring, or even have the ring engraved. A good idea could be writing down a sentimental quote or a special date that you both share. The customization could be anything that elevates the sentiment of the ring itself and makes your proposal all the more special.
Are You Ready?
Now that you have all the knowledge you need to find the right engagement ring, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get hunting. If you don’t know where to start, Kramar jewelry has everything you need and is located in Royal Oak, Michigan. You can also check out our website at http://kramarjewelry.com/.
Good luck! And we hope that this blog helps you find that perfect engagement ring for your loved one so that you both may start your journey towards new horizons.