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That moment when you’re about to buy an engagement ring is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Whether you and your partner are choosing an engagement ring together or if your partner is getting some help from mum or best friend, here are 5 practical things to consider when buying an engagement ring.
Always Think Of The 4 C’s
Before you even set foot inside a jewellery store, make sure you are familiar with the 4 C’s -cut, colour, clarity and carat. This is the golden rule when it comes to shopping for an engagement ring. Having the 4 C’s in mind will help you navigate through the tricky and sometimes confusing journey of choosing an engagement ring. If you are not sure what kind of ring your partner wants, the 4’C’s will help you narrow down the type of engagement ring you want to buy and will help you shop within a certain budget. By being able to answer what kind of cut, colour, clarity and carat your partner wants, this will help you narrow down your choices and find the correct ring to suit your partner.
So, when shopping for an engagement ring, think of the 4 C’s.
One crucial detail you need to know before shopping for an engagement ring is your bride’s ring size. Keep in mind that there are some alternative metals that cannot be resized or altered. So, to avoid getting your bride the wrong ring, “steal” your partner’s favorite ring and bring it to the jewellers so you can get the correct size. Otherwise, ask your partner’s best friend or close relative for help so you can get the correct ring size.
Keep in mind that some rings can be resize, depending on the style, such as traditional metals including gold, silver and platinum, while other metals cannot be resized at all.
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This is a ring that you never want to loose but just in case, it’s best to get the ring insured. Investing in insurance will give you peace of mind and will protect the ring in case of damage and loss.
Make it personal
Don’t buy into the myth that bigger is always better. An engagement ring is the biggest symbol of your love for one another so when choosing an engagement ring, make sure you keep things personal. Take note of your bride’s personal style, taste and lifestyle and ask her friends and relatives what kind of ring they think she would like. Not only will your bride appreciate the effort you went through in choosing a ring, but this will also guarantee that she will love the ring you have picked out for her.
Brides also rate sentimental value to be more important than the price or size of the diamond. You can consider designing your own engagement ring to give it that unique touch. This will make the process more fun and personal and your bride will receive a unique engagement ring that no one else will have.
Don’t Get Caught Up In Trends
When doing your research, you will come across plenty of engagement ring trends. There’s no need to stick to what is trending right now. When choosing your partner’s engagement ring, think of what she likes/dislikes, her lifestyle and the type of jewellery she normally wears. She will be wearing this ring forever so it’s crucial that it suits her style.