Anyone would be delighted to receive an engagement ring, but remember that they will be wearing it for a very long time. If you want to make them proud of that ring, there’s a few things you need to remember. It’s not just a symbol of your love; it’s a fashion accessory. A good engagement ring will make them stand out and feel even more proud to show it off. Of course, opinions are subjective, so we can’t tell you what the perfect ring is. Instead, here’s some things to think about as you make that purchase.
Find out what style they like (carefully)
Depending on what type of relationship you have, this topic might be off-limits or out in the open. If it’s the latter, you can simply come right and out say it; “what type of ring do you like?”. They might even drag you to jewellery shops and websites from time to time and show interest. This is a key hint! Remember it, take notes and plan your purchase around that sort of style. If you can’t get a good grasp, look at their jewellery collection. You could even ask friends and family for some ideas. Also, consider whether your choice would be practical to wear every day. It might look great, but if it gets in the way, then it’ll be a nuisance.
What size are they?
Before you buy a ring, you need to know what the correct size is. This is where it gets a bit difficult. Again, it’ll be fairly easy if they’re willing to go with you and find out their ring size. Doing this will obviously ruin the element of surprise, but some couples aren’t bothered about that sort of thing. Otherwise, try and gauge their size by their fingers. Browse websites like bowenjewelry.com for contact information and get in touch if you need help trying to figure it out. They’ll always be happy to help. If in doubt, go for the larger option. You can always size it down in the future if need be.
How much can you afford?
Rings aren’t cheap, and you definitely don’t want to go for the lowest-priced option when it comes to something so important. Think about your budget and see what you can afford. Use money management tools like the one at moneydashboard.com to help you come to a decision. If you have to take a loan out, be careful. Don’t pick something with high levels of interest that could put you in trouble down the line. Remember; you don’t always have to pay for the ring in one go, although it might work out best in the long run.
Don’t let the process of finding an engagement ring stress you out. It’s supposed to be a symbol of your love, and the recipient will be happy with whatever you get. Do your best to pick something that you think they’ll enjoy the most. That’s all there is to it! Now, the fun part begins; the proposal itself! I’ll leave the planning of that to you…