When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, educating yourself on a few key pointers will help you find the right one. An engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime investment, and like all investments, you want to be knowledgeable so that you are confident in your decision.
Sometimes picking an engagement ring can be overwhelming, Eternal Jewellery is here to guide you through the experience. You don’t need much to get started. All you’ll need to know before you start ring shopping is detailed below:
Know her ring size, this is the starting point for buying an engagement ring. If she wears rings, borrow one she already owns. Discreetly get hold of that ring because it can be used to determine her ring size when presented at any jewelry shop. You may also ask someone close to her, you may be lucky enough that they already know the answer from previous conversations. And if not, ask them to subtly work the question into a conversation.
Another way to find out her ring size is while she sleeps, this one can be very tricky and can spoil the surprise if she is a light sleeper, carefully wrap a piece of string around her finger while she rests and the circumference measurement in millimetres can be converted into her ring size using a ring size chart.
What kind of jewelry does she wear? Is she more classic or modern? Feminine or sophisticated? Does she wear more silver or gold? Do her pieces tend to be more delicate or chunky? Simple or ornate? Too plain or very busy? Always have these preferences in mind when considering buying an engagement ring. If you buy something similar to what she already likes, you can’t go wrong.
P.S Do not get a huge rock for her if she loves subtle jewellery, it’s highly likely she may not fancy the ring a hundred percent.
Ring Style & Stone Shape
Are her preferences hard to pin down? Notice the shapes of her pendants, fashion rings, or earrings. (Are they round, heart-shaped, emerald, or radiant, etc.). Always avoid the awkwardness of choosing an engagement ring that’s more to your taste than hers. She needs to be the focus…
Ladies have a special superpower; “hinting”. A gentleman needs to pay attention to the clues thrown at him, sometimes she’ll accidentally send you pictures, upload a ring picture on her Facebook and WhatsApp story, tag you on a Facebook post, or even send you screenshots of her friend’s engagement ring. Pay attention to the details that accompany these hints.
Do you have a tight ring budget? It could be a good idea to purchase a two-piece ladies’ set, use the engagement ring to propose, and add the band on the wedding day. A few days before the wedding, the engagement ring can be good as new with the amazing free polishing services under the Eternal Jewellery warranty. Purchasing a set is cost-efficient and ideal for couples on a tight budget.
TIPS TO CONSIDER
If she prefers clean, modern lines in furniture, it’s likely she’ll react well to the same aesthetic in rectangular or square shapes, like the Emerald Cut or Princess-Cut.
If she tends towards the traditional, a Round shape or Solitaire would be a hit. More bohemian types tend to favour unusual shapes, like Trilliant or Marquise.