It’s a surreal feeling when you know you’ve found your soulmate. Love isn’t always easy, but with the right partner, it’s worth it.
Thinking about putting a ring on it forever? Congrats! Let the planning commence.
Buying a ring can be intimidating and overwhelming. You’ll have to answer a lot of questions when you start your ring search.
We’ve outlined what you need to know before you step into a jewelry store. If you consider these 5 steps, you’ll be able to pick the perfect ring.
Things to Know Before Buying a Ring
No one wants to purchase a ring they’ll hate or worse a fake ring. Here’s what you need to think about:
1. Your Budget
When you’re choosing an engagement ring, minimize your options by knowing what you can afford. To boost the budget, you can finance a ring by getting a personal loan or learn about the store’s financing options.
2. The Best Time to Buy an Engagement Ring
Here’s when you should buy:
- Summer Time Lovin’: Summer months tend to be slow for jewelers. They break out the discounts to move merchandise.
- Deals on Deals: Your favorite clothing stores aren’t the only one with big sales. Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
- Late May Blooming: The end of May is a great time to buy an engagement ring. Put your tax refund to use!
3. Think About Your Partner
An engagement ring is something your partner will spend the rest of their life wearing. Think about their taste, their job, and their hobbies. Do they like classic or more trendy styles?
If they spend a lot of time working with their hands on a day-to-day basis pick a ring that has an embedded setting. You may also want to consider a ring setting that is easy to maintain and clean.
4. Diamonds a Dozen
Finding the perfect diamond means considering the four C’s. You should examine the cut, color, clarity, and carat to determine the quality and cost of the diamond.
You can decide where you want to compromise. We suggest you aim for decent clarity and a carat size that works for your budget. However, don’t skimp on the cut of the diamond as it gives the ring its sparkle.
5. The Four S’s
You’re marrying for love, but that doesn’t mean the ring doesn’t matter. Know your partner’s preferred size, shape, style, and setting.
Take notice of how they express themselves and what they like. This will help you narrow down your choices. If you’ve already discussed engagement rings stick with what they’ve told you!
Plan ahead and find out their ring size. If you customize the ring resizing it later can be a nightmare. You can sneak a ring she has already and get it measured to be on the safe side.
When You Finally Pop the Question
Finding the ring of their dreams is an easy process if you know what to look for and what you can afford.
Ready to start looking? Contact us and we’ll help you through the process of buying a ring they will fall in love with.