An engagement ring is the first symbol of true commitment which you will give to your soon-to-be spouse, it is a ring which signifies intent to marry and it is a piece of jewelry which your loved one will treasure for the rest of their life. We don’t need to tell you how important this purchase is of course and if you have the proposal on your mind then you will no doubt have had many thoughts about which is the perfect engagement ring to buy. Before you head out shopping, read on for some great tips which could help you to make the perfect selection.
Not Losing Sight
When shopping for an engagement ring it is important that you don’t lose sight of who you are buying it for, something which can easily happen when you begin to look at some of the gorgeous pieces which you can chose from. It can be easy to get carried away with different qualities and cuts of the diamonds and the metals which you can chose from, but keep your eyes on the prize and focus on what your partner will like most. Here in Sydney engagement rings adorn the shop windows of every jeweler in the city and the range in quality and price was something which I struggled with when I was shopping for the best ring. It was thanks to the team at Michael Arthur engagement rings Sydney that I got the perfect piece, and they were able to help me to avoid allowing this wide range of beautiful, and often wildly expensive rings throw me off course so that I could make the perfect choice for my partner. When you go for that engagement ring, remember to keep coming back to what your partner would want, rather than buying the finest or most attractive piece.
Unless you already know your partner’s favored style of jewelry it will be important to do some background research before you go shopping. Take a dig through their jewelry selection to start with and note whether there are more silver, gold or white gold pieces, watch what your partner is wearing day-to-day as this can help too. Finally have a chat with a couple of friends, trusted friends I may add, and find out what sort of pieces they suggest. One of the most important things to find out from this research is ring size, ring sizes can be changed if they don’t fit but it is of course preferable if it fits first time.
As much as you may want to throw your life savings at a gorgeous ring or plunge yourself into debt to get the right one, it is important that you have a hard budget and that you stick to it. You need to invest in quality too and not only beauty, a ring which will be able to withstand a lifetime of use and all of the wear and tear that comes with it. Taking on finance isn’t a bad idea as long as you can absolutely afford it. Your partner loves you and whilst they will adore a fancy engagement ring, they would never want you to face financial hardship as a result.
The most popular stone for an engagement ring is a diamond, beyond its beauty and allure it is a hard stone which is incredibly durable, a quality which is as symbolic as it is practical. You can select some additional stones to accompany the diamond, all of which have different symbolic qualities. Look into the significance of stones such as rubies and emeralds as you may wish to choose a ring with multiple ornate stones in it.
Don’t panic or rush to buy a ring simply because you have your mind made up that you are going to propose. Do your research, get your finances right and then go ahead and pick the perfect ring for your partner.