Top Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring
Buying an engagement ring, not so long ago, choosing an engagement ring required just a few simple questions, round princess or emerald cut diamonds? Do you want white gold or yellow? These days, there’s a lot more to consider when you come to look at buying an engagement ring.
After all its not every day 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 jewellery to see what best suits his or her style. Are they a white or a yellow gold person? Do they wear statement jewellery or go for minimal pieces?
2. A Diamond doesn’t have to be perfect on paper.
You will hear a lot about the “Four Cs” (colour, cut, clarity, and carat), but a certificated 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.
3. 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 colour and clarity is then worth considering. Remember if you’re after that eye-catching sparkle then look at quality oversize.
You will hear a lot about blood diamonds, so what are they? The term is used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance 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.
Once you know the style of the ring be that solitaire and halo or a fancy-shaped diamond, or gemstone. 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 reflects 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 forever.
6. Don’t be afraid to have an entirely unique ring.
We all want everything we buy to feel special, and it’s 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.
Our clients feel 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 that’s custom made around your partner’s style and taste, as well as your budget. They will love you forever knowing that first token of love is a one of a kind just like they are.
8. 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 1980s, 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 an 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 an engagement ring can be very scary but it does not have to be. We will help you every step of the way, from helping you with your style chose to select the right stone for you.
With a bespoke ring, we can not only design your individual ring. We can also offer a fantastic saving over the high street, so more ring for your money.
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Tel: 01423 589181