One of the most memorable times of a person’s life is their engagement day. You’re in love, ready to propose to “the one”, oh the happiness! However, along comes the stress of choosing the perfect engagement ring. In an ideal world, it would be perfect to just take your partner for engagement ring shopping. But where’s the fun in that? The look on your partner’s face when they see their ring for the first time, that’s what we’re living for, aren’t we?
So here we are to help you with buying diamond rings that will steal your partner’s heart and make sure you get that “YES!”. Read on to learn about the best tricks and tips to follow when going to shop for an engagement ring.
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1. Research before proposing
The first (and a rookie) mistake a person can make when proposing to their lover is not understanding their partner’s taste in rings. Every person feels differently about the type and size of the rock that they’d like. In the list of ‘How to buy an engagement rings’ tips, the most important is when to purchase the ring and how.
As soon as you’ve decided to propose, make sure you slide in conversations about the kind of ring your partner dreams of wearing. Since this is something that they may wear for everyday of their life, it’s important that they love it when they look down at their hands. It’s even better if the ring is customised to their taste, making it look like the ring of their dream.
Another thing to remember is to thoroughly research ring designs (online or offline) for your perfect purchase. Whichever way you choose to buy the ring, you should have a personalised list ready ahead of time. Add everything that’s important for you, the colour, size or design that make your dream ring, you!
2. Buy from a store
While engagement ring shopping, you will often find yourself asking these questions:
“Where to buy the engagement ring?”
“Should I purchase it online or go to a store?”
“What if the online bought ring is not of the expected quality?”
These are all fair questions and real concerns when buying an engagement ring. We have all heard dreaded stories of expectation versus reality when people buy things online. Mostly, what you see is not what you get and it also means that the ring might not be tailored to your dream diamond.
Getting a diamond ring for your partner is not just a big financial investment, but also an important emotional investment. It’s a good idea to always visit the store first and check out the ring in person before purchasing it. Especially if you’re planning a diamond, for example, a 1-carat diamond solitaire, it is important to see it first for its quality.
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3. Be careful with the quality of the ring
The size of the rock is important but sometimes, to get a bigger rock size, people unconsciously ignore the quality of the ring. When buying a diamond ring, always remember the mantra, ‘quality over quantity’. A quality stone is a smart, long term investment.
Even if you purchase a bigger size diamond today, its sparkle and colour may make it obvious that it is not of the highest quality. The first thing that might catch someone’s attention is the size but eventually, it all comes down to the quality of the rock.
A high quality diamond is cut well to sparkle better, is the best colour grade to ensure it is white, and the best clarity to ensure it is clean and clear of inclusions. So if you have to choose between a 1-carat diamond ring of the most superior quality versus a 2 carat ring of lower quality, choose the former.
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4. Choose the ring metal carefully
As soon as you enter the proposal market, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are various sizes, designs, and metal colours available for a single ring. To most people, there may not be a tangible difference in the colour. But what metal your ring stone is set on, makes a huge difference to the look of the engagement ring.
Silver is too soft for engagement rings. Platinum is denser but scratches and bends easily as compared to white gold. With white gold, you can get intricate designs & details but may have to get rhodium plating periodically to keep it shiny. Each metal type has its pros & cons but when it comes to buying diamond rings, white gold and platinum are the most popular choices. These metals tend to last long and keep your ring worthy of passing down to generations.
5. Go with a budget in mind
When going for engagement ring shopping, you might spend anywhere between $3000 to $20,000. It can be more or less depending upon your personal limitations The average Australian spends an average of $6,000 on a ring. It is very easy to get confused when buying diamond rings. So it’s best to set an upper and lower limit of the amount you’re ready to spend.
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