Making an engagement ring purchase is a very important decision that can influence whether or not a person says “Yes” or a resounding “No.” In an obvious sense, you will want to select an engagement ring that will impress the partner in question. This goes true for a relationship you’ve been in for a long time before popping the question or a newer relationship that is about to get serious.
In ideal cases, you will be able to find an engagement ring that speaks to the relationship in question. Finding a personalized ring for that special someone to ensure you get the response looking for is critical.
Below, Sterling Silver Rings provides a few engagement ring shopping tips that will ensure you get the “Yes” whenever and however you decide to pop the question.
Set a Budget for Yourself
Depending on how much money you have saved up, you will want to make sure to set some sort of budget for this purchase. Engagement rings are not wedding rings or wedding bands, after all, so you don’t want to drain your entire savings on the engagement ring. A good general rule for purchasing engagement rings is to spend the equivalent of 2-3 months of your salary. However, this rule is not written in stone. If you are just now establishing yourself financially, you can make a more budget-friendly purchase. In these cases, it will be the thought and the gesture that counts most of all.
But if you have a few extra dollars to spring for something nicer and more pleasing to the eye, it’s a good idea to do so as it will make a greater impression than something more understated.
Keep Your Partner’s Style in Mind
Think about your partner’s personal style when selecting your engagement ring. Does your partner enjoy more modern looks or are they into more vintage items and accessories? This is an opportunity to purchase a piece of jewelry that reminds you of the person you plan to give it to. Whether you choose from sterling silver rings, gold rings, white gold rings, or any other option, it’s always going to be a better play to select something that is going to connect with the person in question.
Settling on a Shape
Size and appearance are generally going to be important considerations when selecting an engagement ring. The Emerald Cut and the Marquise Cut will generally showcase size in an ideal way. Choosing a shape will end up dictating the setting style. Make sure to choose a setting and style that leaves the diamond or other gemstone secure. Ask a local jeweler which styles and settings are the least prone to chipping in order to make the most secure purchase possible.
The 4 Cs of Diamond/Gemstone Selection
Remember “The 4 Cs” when selecting a diamond or gemstone: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat.
The cut is important because this will ensure the diamond or gemstone’s beauty. Color is important when selecting diamonds or gemstones. Diamonds are best in the colorless range while rubies and sapphires are judged by the concentration of color. Color is often a major factor in determining the price of a diamond or gemstone.
Clarity is also important. You will want to make sure that a diamond or gemstone has little or no inclusions or blemishes, especially noticeable to the naked eye. Lastly, consider the Carat of the diamond or gemstone. Basically, once you’ve scored high in the other 3 Cs you will want to settle on the diamond or gemstone that has the largest carat while still fitting in your price range.
Sterling Silver Rings has a wide selection of promise rings, wedding ring sets, rings for men, rings for women, anniversary rings, and every other type of ring you could possibly desire. Contact us today to learn more about who we are and how we can help you make the best purchase for your needs and your budget.