You’ve met that person you want to spend the rest of your life with (thanks to your professional gay matchmaker, right?). The next step is to pick out an engagement ring, which can be a big undertaking. Here are some tips.
Engagement Ring Purchasing Tips
- Understand the Four C’s
Diamonds are graded according to the four C’s: cut, colour, carat (weight), and clarity. Each element is important, but most experts will recommend that you don’t compromise on cut grade as this will determine how well a diamond will sparkle when it hits the light.
This will not only add more brilliance to your ring, but it will also extend its lifespan.
- Look for Clues
If you don’t want to tip your significant partner off about a possible engagement but want to find him or her the perfect ring, it’s time to do some digging. A good place to start is with your partner’s jewelry box.
Can you think of any details about the jewelry that they’ve given you in the past?
Have they dropped hints?
Do they have any Pinterest boards you could consult?
You can also ask those who are closest to your partner for their input.
- Choose a Reputable Jeweler
One of the most important factors when choosing an engagement ring is that you choose a reputable jeweler. Ensure that you take the time to read online reviews; look into jewelers’ credentials and certifications.
- Account for Style and Durability
When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, there are few different things to take into consideration. One is your partner’s style.
De Beers solidified the diamond as the primary stone for engagement rings, but there a lot of other options out there too, including sapphires, opals, and so on. The key here is to choose a stone that’s also durable.
When it comes to choosing a metal, you want to opt for the colour that your partner wears most often; this could be gold or platinum, both of which happen to very durable.
- Consider Personalization
If you want to make your engagement ring even more personal and add additional sentimentality, you can consider adding your partners’ grandmother’s stone in the ring as well.
- Consider a Placeholder Ring
If you have doubts in your ability to choose the most perfect ring, don’t overlook the possibility of getting a placeholder ring and going ring shopping together.
Not only does this take the pressure off, but it can allow you to invest more time into the actually engagement itself.
- Protect Your Investment
Lastly, it’s also important to protect your investment, whether through replacement insurance policy through your jewelry or through something to that effect.
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