Buying an Engagement Ring

8 Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

Custom Jewellery DesignBuying an engagement ring, not so long ago, choosing an engagement ring required just a few simple questions, round princess or emerald cut diamond? Do you want white gold or yellow? These days, there’s a lot more to consider when you come to look at buying and engagement ring.

After all its not everyday you do this, so it can be a bit intimidating. With our help here is what will help make it easier for you.

Here, the best tips for making this monumental purchase stress free.

1. Don’t get caught up on trends.

An engagement ring should be a timeless, a symbol of your love that will last forever. The aim should be to find the stone that is the perfect match for you and your future fiance. Look at their current jewelry to see what best suits his or her style. Are they a white or a yellow gold person? Do they wear statement jewelry or go for minimal pieces? Try take cues from their style to you you pick the piece they’ll want to wear every day for the rest of their lives.

2. A stone doesn’t have to be perfect on paper.

You will here a lot about the “Four Cs” (color, cut, clarity, and carat), but certificate diamond should be just one of the factors in your decision-making. You don’t need a flawless diamond to create a beautiful ring. Diamonds that are 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4 and 1 carat command a higher price point. So why not look at one slightly under or over to fit around your budget. This way you can get more for your money.

Buying An Engagement Ring3. Does size matter only if you or your partner think it does.

Going for a big diamond is good if it all about the size and its the most important thing to your future spouse. In that case, weigh your options. Placing more of an emphasis on size and less on color and clarity is then worth considering. Remember if your after that eye catching sparkle then look at quality over size.

Rubie Rae Diamond Cuts4. Know where the stone came from.

You will hear a lot about blood diamonds, so what are they? The term is used for diamond mined in a war zone and sold to fiance an insurgency, or an invading army or warlord’s activity. All our diamonds are ethically sauced and conflict free. This is what you should be looking for.

Rubie Rae The National Association Of Jewellers5. The setting.

Once you know they style of ring be that a solitaire and halo or a fancy shaped diamond, or gem stone. You need to start thinking about the setting. Think of the setting as the frame to put around your chosen stone. You can be bold and do something different and unique, but it is important that the ring reflect the style of the person who will be wearing it. At every step of the way we can help create that perfect ring they will treasure for ever.

6. Don’t be afraid to have an entirely unique ring.

We all want everything we buy to feel special, and and its no different for a ring to match up with to our expectations. It’s becoming more common for women to shy away from diamonds and traditional settings and opt for something personal and unique. People want something different, buying a ring from a shop means other people will have the same ring as you. Clients come to us for a ring that’s unusual but still clean and sleek so it won’t go out of style, that no one else has. It does not have to be wacky but be a reflection of who you are.

Bespoke Jewellery, Engagement, Wedding & Eternity Rings by Rubie Rae Bespoke Jewellery7. Consider working directly with a jeweller.

Our clients feels more special when they know their partner has gone that extra mile. Walking into a store and picking something, is an easy option. You point to a ring in the window that fits your budget. They then show you a few other rings that sit around that price point you have given them. Job Done. Or by talking to us we can create that unique symbol of love thats custom made around your partners style and taste, as well as your budget. They will love you for ever knowing that first token of love is a one of a kind just like they are. 

British Handcrafted Luxury Jewellery8. It’s not about the price tag.

De Beers’ advertising geniuses started running adverts pushing men to spend one month’s salary on a ring if they wanted to be “responsible.” By the 1980’s, it jumped up to two months. These days, the rule of thumb that’s often referenced is that one should fork over at least three months’ salary when purchasing and engagement ring. This is all just clever marketing. The truth is there’s no exact science when it comes to how much to spend on an engagement ring,

Buying and engagement ring can be very scary but it does not have to be. We will help you every step of they way, from helping you with your style chose to selecting the right stone for you.

With a bespoke ring starting from £1,200, we can not only design your individual ring. We can also offer fantastic saving over the high street, so more ring for your money.

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