Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring

November 28th, 201012:52 pm

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Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring

If you have stepped into a jeweler lately and you have told them you are looking for an engagement ring, you were undoubtedly flooded with hundreds of choices for engagement rings. Which one should you choose?  All of the different cuts, the different colors, clarity and even the ring size can make anyone’s head spin.  Not only that, but there are a whole lot of different prices out there too.

If you really are clueless as to what diamond ring to buy, here are some tips for you so you can be sure that you choose the right one.

Listen to her Hints

If you two have talked about getting married, then a marriage proposal is expected at some point during your relationship.  With this in the back of your girlfriend’s mind, she has probably already begun dropping hints about the ring.  Even if you didn’t pick up on them before, she will probably repeat them in covert ways, so keep your ears open.   Check to see if she has left any magazines around the house that she has purposely placed around the house with pictures and styles of rings that she likes.

Ask her Directly

These days, engagements are far less of a surprise than ever before.  Men usually will flat out ask their girlfriend what they want in a wedding ring and they will go wedding ring shopping together.  This is by far the easiest way to be sure that you get the ring that your girlfriend has dreamed of since she was a little girl.

What about Style?

To further complicate matters, there are a whole lot of different styles out there for wedding rings.  One of the most popular is the classic solitaire.  Solitaire rings are just one diamond that is set in a basic metal mounting.  No woman will be displeased to receive a ring like this, especially as she can add other rings or mountings to it if she likes later down the road.

There are a lot of three-stone engagement rings out there for you to choose from as well. These usually involve one larger diamond in the middle of the setting, flanked by two smaller stones.  These stones are sometimes different gems, such as emeralds, rubies or sapphires.  If your girl has a preference of stone and color, but also likes diamonds, this is a great way to go.

And then there are the bridal sets.  Bridal sets consist of an engagement ring and a wedding band that perfectly match and will obviously go well together.  The engagement ring itself is usually one larger stone with smaller stones surrounding it.  This isn’t a bad choice for the budget conscious groom, as the sets are typically less expensive than if you were to purchase two separate rings. This will also save you from going ring shopping closer to your wedding date when you will already be so busy and caught up in the other details of your wedding – or at least your bride-to-be will be.

Categories: Engagement Rings