An engagement ring is a token of promise, a promise to stay together, forever. It is special. So, it’s obvious that you’ll want it to be perfect. Usually, couples shop for engagement rings together but if you’re buying an engagement ring for your partner by yourself and don’t want to go wrong, keep in mind the following things:
- Your budget
You should seriously consider your finances before buying an engagement ring. Having a firm budget in mind is VERY important. Once you’ve set a budget, only look for options that fall in your budget. Don’t visit the stores that are way beyond your budget and if you’re buying the ring online, don’t forget to add a budget filter.
- Your partner’s style
Remember, you are buying a ring for your partner and not yourself. It’s your partner who’ll be wearing that ring, so look a ring that will suit their taste. The metal, the stone, the finish, everything should be according to your partner’s taste and not yours.
- Your partner’s ring size
Even after being together for years, most people are not sure about their partner’s ring size. While most of the stores do provide a resizing facility for engagement rings, it’s always a good idea to know your partner’s size. If they already wear a ring, you can take its impression on a clay or use it using ring measuring tool and if they don’t, you can just measure their finger with a string when they’re fast asleep.
- The four C’s
If you’re planning to buy a diamond engagement ring, you must keep in mind the four C’s. These C’s are: cut, carat, color, and clarity. These four C’s determine the look, the quality and also the price of the ring. Researching on it beforehand will help you make a wiser choice in less time.
- It doesn’t have to be a diamond
Diamonds might be the most popular choice but they’re certainly not the only option. If diamonds are way beyond your budget or your partner doesn’t prefer them, you can choose from a wide range of other gemstones like sapphire, ruby, pearl, emerald etc. If your partner is a sucker for minimalist things, opting a simple gold or platinum band will be a great idea.
Let’s get honest, engagement rings are not pocket-friendly. Moreover, your partner will be wearing them every day which increases its chances of getting lost, stolen or even damaged. So it’s always a good idea to buy an engagement ring from a jeweler that offers a warranty and accommodates the insurance cost within your budget.
We hope these tips help you buy that perfect engagement ring for your partner and you and your partner live happily ever after.
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