Picking out an engagement ring is a big investment. As with any kind of investment, it’s always worth taking the time to do some preliminary research and planning. Simply trying to go with the flow when picking out an engagement ring or proposing might result in a less exciting reaction or result than you’re looking for.
When you do the research and show your partner that you’ve spent a long time considering all the options and possibilities, you’ll have a much more satisfying reaction! Taking the time to research engagement rings and everything else that goes into them can make the experience even more enjoyable for you, too!
Know What Your Budget Is
As with any large investment, you need to know how much you are willing to and capable of spending on the engagement ring. When you don’t know your budget and decide to buy a ring anyway, you will eventually hit a point in time where you start wondering if it was a smart idea to spend that much money on a ring. Developing any kind of regret or uncertainty is not an attribute you want associated with an engagement ring.
Before looking into the options available in the market, look at your budget and decide how much you are willing to spend. It helps to set a specific dollar amount and then give yourself some flexibility should the perfect ring show up that is only slightly above your target budget amount.
Know the Types and Characteristics of Gemstones
When picking out an engagement ring, you want to understand the fundamentals and characteristics of the gemstone inside the ring. These characteristics are known as the “4 C’s” – Color, clarity, cut and carat weight.
At Diamond Treasures, we cover in depth the 4 C’s of diamonds and gemstones.
Tie in Your History with Your Partner
The best engagement rings and proposals tie in the history that a couple has with one another. Before you embark on the quest to find the perfect ring, spend some time and go back to all of the moments you shared together. Pick out memorable moments, like the day you first met, the most romantic experiences you’ve shared, the adventures you’ve had together, and more. When you combine them and consider creative ways to showcase them in both the engagement ring and your proposal, you’ll make another memory that you’ll never forget as you start the next chapter of your life with your partner.
Your Partner’s Ring Size
The ring size is another crucial characteristic that you need to know before you ever buy an engagement ring. While you can prepare for the engagement ring in other ways, knowing the size of your partner’s ring finger is crucial to know before making the purchase. There are many ways you can learn the exact size of your partner’s ring without giving things away. It’s especially easy if your partner already wears rings—you can borrow and bring in for sizing without her noticing.
If you’re preparing to buy an engagement ring, give us a call today at Diamond Treasures! Let us know about what you’re looking for and we will help you pick out an engagement ring that will be perfect for your partner. We’ll help you to create a memorable experience and will work closely with you to make the moment one you’ll never forget.