Buying an engagement ring can seem incredibly daunting! You might have decided that the time is right to “pop the question,” but are you sure about what you’re looking for in an engagement ring?
We all know that once the decision has been made you are making a symbolic gesture that reflects the level of seriousness you both place on your relationship as a couple – but the next level stress will come from the engagement ring which is just as symbolic and important as the actually deciding you want to be engaged in the first instance.
There is some stuff you’ll need to know before you buy “the ring.” You need to understand that your loved one will wear this ring for, hopefully, eternity. As such, they need to be comfortable and more importantly love the ring. So, take stock of your loved one’s jewellery habits.
What type of ring/jewellery design does she love? Are a lot of her jewellery items platinum? Does she like a specific birthstone or does she like her diamonds? Has she got a lot of Cubic Zirconia but really, she’d love a real shining diamond?
Learn from them but also keep yourself aware of the “hints” you might be getting. They could be subtle, a glance at a jeweler’s window or not so subtle like an email link to a ring they like?
You’ll need to find out her size. You can get size charts
from all reputable jewellers or you can use a day ring she currently uses and
ask a jeweller to get it sized. Once you have the size, and you understand
their style preferences you can start thinking about buying the ring!
First, you’ll need to consider the metal used in the ring. White gold, rose gold or regular gold? I’m still talking about engagement rings, not iPhones! So, does your other half like platinum rings or white gold rings? Once you know the metal you can move onto the diamond!
The next milestone will be the “shape”. There are 12 main shapes. They include:
Round, Radiant, Oval, Emerald, Princess, Pear, Trillion, Baguette, Heart, Cushion, Asscher, Marquise.
To, find out more, why not head to ForeverMark, a
diamond shape and cut guide to finding out how exactly each shape fits into the
engagement ring and the cut therein you’re looking for?
The next step is understanding the diamond quality. This is understanding the five C’s of diamond quality standards:
Once you know the metal, have got the right shape and have followed the “five Cs,” you can physically shop for the diamond engagement of your dreams. Remember, if you are unsure you could always take a friend or a family member of your partner to see if they think it would suit.
Remember, this is a long-term decision, so you need to make sure that the ring will be beloved by its recipient. Alternatively, why not book a non-pressure viewing at our London showroom? Call us on 0203 805 1270 to discuss your engagement ring needs further?