Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring for Bold Personalities
Choosing an engagement ring is one of the toughest shopping choices you will make in your life. Not only are there endless amounts of styles and options, but you also have to consider many other factors. Finding the perfect engagement ring is a stressful process. You have to decide how much money to spend and think about her personal style, while not messing it up and buying something she hates. Don’t let the pressure get you down! Use the following tips to arm yourself with confidence and buy an engagement ring your significant other will adore.
Consider Individual Style
Perhaps the most important thing to consider when finding the perfect engagement ring is that you’re buying what your significant other likes and not what you like. Sure, you both may have similar tastes and that will definitely help. It won’t be your ring, so don’t buy what you like.
Alternatively, you may have different ideas about what an amazing engagement ring looks like.
Either way, you need to know your significant other’s style. Take a look at what your significant other wears, how your significant other accessorizes, what colors your significant other likes, and other aesthetic opinions. You should have a list with the following details:
· Other jewelry items your significant other wears. Small, delicate, robust, elegant?
· Does the jewelry have a focus point, such as a large jewel?
· Is your significant other’s style more classic or eclectic?
Don’t worry, there’s no need to be a detective to get this information. Instead, make a list of what your significant other wears when you go out for dinner or to a party. If you want, this can be a mental note or a list you’ve jotted onto a piece of paper or on your phone. With this information, finding the perfect engagement ring becomes a less daunting process.
So, now you know what your significant other likes, are you feeling confident? Don’t get too ahead of yourself because it is equally important to know what your significant other doesn’t like. Be attentive to those little style comments such as “I can’t stand purple on clothes”.
Organize Your Budget
How much money you can spend on an engagement ring is important and plays a crucial part in what item you can buy. A budget that suits you financially helps you organize your search and maximizes your chances of finding the perfect ring. For example, you will know your limit when searching and not waste time on items that are out of your reach.
When setting a budget, the golden rule is to settle on a number that you are comfortable with and then stick to it. Sure, you can be a little flexible, but if you decide you have $1,000 to spend, don’t overstretch your finances by convincing yourself to buy a $1,500 ring.
Where to Buy
Finding the perfect engagement ring has never been easier, and you will quickly find you are spoiled for choice. Online jewelers bring the best engagement rings into your living room and directly to your doorstep. Probably the biggest advantage of buying online is you will have so many items to choose from. If an engagement ring exists, it is almost certainly available online.
That’s not to say you should completely write off heading to a brick and mortar store. Heading to a physical jeweler allows you to see, hold, and feel the ring in person. Sometimes getting up close to a ring can be the connection that allows you to say, “this is the one”.
As you have probably realized, planning is a big part of getting an engagement ring shopping down to a fine art. You have your budget in place, and you have been paying attention and now know your significant other’s preferred styles. Next, you can move on to finding the perfect engagement ring that will one day adorn your significant other’s finger.
While it’s sometimes fun to head to jewelers in your local area, it can also get tedious and you are limiting your search. Online stores are better because you can visit many of them in a short space of time and find thousands of available engagement rings. Browse collections, catalogs, portfolios, and look at books from jewelers all around the world to get inspiration.
If you believe you want to hold the ring before buying it, use Google to find jewelers in your area that stock the rings you have narrowed your search to. It is also worth pointing out that the jeweler you choose is also important. Well-respected and experienced jewelers are the best bet if you want to get premium quality.
Perhaps you want something unique and are considering a custom ring. Searching online will make it easier to find reputable jewelers you can connect with to discuss your custom ring ideas.
You’re Now Ready to Buy an Engagement Ring
By following each of the tips above, you will be completely confident and able to find the best engagement ring possible. Just remember, don’t feel overwhelmed and use a plan to help you understand what she will like, how much you can spend, where you can buy the ring, and which brand to buy.
About the author: Tess DiNapoli
Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and the world of fitness.