Picking the Perfect Wedding Ring
If you follow my blog on a regular basis, then you will know that I love giving wedding advice as I’ve always dreamed of being a wedding planner. So today, I thought that I would talk about engagement ring shopping. I love my engagement ring - every woman deserves a ring design that she loves.
While traditionally, the man would pick out a ring before popping the question, today that’s no longer the case. Many men choose to propose before selecting a ring so that the two of you can choose it together. While this may not be as romantic as him choosing a ring for you, in practical terms, it does work a lot better. You get to choose the perfect ring, and can try it on to see if it fits at the same time.
If your partner has asked to pick out the ring together, you might be a little unsure about what you need to think about when selecting a design. To help make ring shopping a little easier, here are a few tips to take note of:
First things first, you need to speak to your husband-to-be about how much you have to spend. While it might be a conversation that you don’t want to have, unless you want to have an argument in the middle of the jewelry store, it’s a must.
If you don’t know what price range your ring needs to be within, things could get a little awkward when you’re shopping. That’s why it’s best to sit down with your fiance and discuss the amount you have to spend, beforehand.
Think about what you want
When it comes to choosing a ring, there are so many options that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It’s not just a case of selecting a ring design, but also a metal and the perfect cut of diamond - there’s a lot to think about. To make selecting a ring a little easier, take some time to think about what you want.
Have you always dreamed of having a certain style of ring? Is there one metal that you prefer to the rest? If you’re a little stuck when it comes to finding a ring design that you love, you could always consider getting one custom made. There are many companies, including Tacori rings, that can create some beautiful custom ring designs.
Take your wedding rings into account
When picking an engagement ring, it’s important to remember that the style of ring you select will affect the type of wedding ring that you have. Usually, the wedding rings match the engagement ring in some way. For instance, some engagement and wedding ring designs fit together due to their shape. So it’s important to think about how your engagement ring of choice will work with the wedding rings.
Visit a jewelry store and browse
Once everything else has been thought about, the next step is to visit a jewelry store. Head to your favorite store with your partner in tow, and have a browse at all of the engagement rings on offer. If you see any that you love, try them on.
Don’t be afraid to try designs that are a little different to how you imaged your ring to be. Sometimes, the best engagement rings are the ones that we didn’t think we would like. Personally, I love the idea of having a ring that’s a little bit different.
Picking the perfect engagement ring can be tricky. However, if you take note of these tips, you can make things a little easier and less stressful for yourself.
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