When you decide to go down on your knees for someone, it is a different feeling, something which can only be experienced and not expressed by any combination of words. But before the D-day, there are some preparations you are expected to do, like, shopping for an engagement ring.
Now, it is not that the ring will make any difference in love, but it is your engagement ring. It will always be special. There is only going to be one of them, no matter how many rings you buy in the future.
This is what makes it so special and important. Below, in this article, we have written everything you need to consider while buying the perfect engagement ring.
- Classic and Timeless
If there is a symbol that will showcase the undying love for your partner for eternity, it is the engagement ring. This is why it needs to be very personal and classic – so that it not only represents love but also never gets old.
For this, my advice would be to secretly check upon your partner’s current jewelry collection. It will give you an idea, whether they are fond of gold jewelry or platinum pieces. You must also dig in to evaluate whether they like minimal pieces or statement pieces of jewelry.
- The shape and size
When it comes to the shape and size of your engagement ring, your budget plays a crucial role, along with your preferences. Each cut has its own price, along with how much it weighs.
For instance, a classic round cut is more expensive than a pear marquise. When it comes to the cut of the ring, there are no hard rules, it all depends on your personal choices. So, narrow down your preferences, according to the budget.
- Know the measurement
When it comes to getting the correct measurement, everything is fine and obvious, as long as you are not planning a surprise. Then knowing the measurement can be a challenge.
You can refer to a ring they already wear. If you can secretly get your hands on that ring, that would be perfect. You can even ask her best friend or family member for the same.
- Working along with the jeweler
To consider working along with the jeweler becomes all the more important when you are deciding on gifting your partner a custom-made ring.
Again, your partner’s preference is most important. If they are really into custom-made rings, you and the jeweler need to be on the same team. Working along with the jeweler means deciding upon the preferred stone, shape, size, cut, and metal bland.
- Seek advice from married friends
If you have friends who have already been engaged, and they know your future partner as well, asking them for their advice can give you really valuable insight.
Of course, if you want things to stay completely secret, you might restrain from getting advice from anyone. But remember, married friends will be able to tell you the must-dos and must-don’t from personal experience. You can even contact your partner’s friends to understand their preferences.
- Be smart with your finances
Everyone has a budget, and irrespective of the figure – big or small, you need to be smart with your transactions. Checking the market price might be a wise option, to begin with.
If you’re buying a ring that is ranging from 6-figures to 7-figures, you must always pick bank payments over cash as that acts as proof. Further, always try to negotiate with the vendor and aim to pay the best price for the selected design.
- It is never about the price
Most people make a mistake thinking that the more expensive the ring, the better it is. Yes, it is true that you have a wider option of rings, once you increase the budget, but it has nothing to do with you professing your true love for your partner.
I personally know both couples – the ones who have invested in extremely expensive engagement rings in Melbourne, and also the ones who purchased engagement rings with a lower budget. Both engagements were as beautiful as it can get and both their marriages were successful. In the end, what matters is your love, and commitment towards each other.
If you can afford a super expensive ring, then go ahead. If not, don’t dive neck-deep in debts. Always remember it is never about the price tag.
All the best for your engagement and a future filled with happiness, along with your partner!