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Buying an Engagement Ring Quick Guide

For the gentleman that is ready to take the next step forward to make her his future bride, buying and choosing the engagement ring might just be his first time walking into a jewellery store. The experience may seem a bit uncomfortable and the selection process a little daunting. Nevertheless it will be all worthwhile when he sees that priceless look when she’s surprised with the perfect ring.
4 Helpful Tips in Buying an Engagement Ring
  1. Determine the budget
As a very significant and a huge milestone in a couple’s life, it’s no wonder that great emphasis is put into selecting the perfect engagement ring. A representation of his love and commitment and for her a deeply emotional moment captured in the ring that she will wear forever. There are differing opinions about allocation of 2 - 3 months salary as a guide. However, it is a balance of budgeting what you’re able to manage while stretching a little more to give her the best that you can. Don’t forget there will be the future wedding to plan and budget for.
  1. Research on Diamond
Equip yourself with basic knowledge of the 4Cs as this will greatly assist in understanding the quality and type of diamond that you will be selecting. It is in a way an investment and hence warrants some time to research in order to make an informed decision and get the best purchase based on your requirements.
  1. Understand her style and preference
Take notice of the type of accessories or jewellery that she wears. Put a mental note on ring designs that she may have subtly highlighted to you. Notice what she has liked on Pinterest/Instagram/Facebook. Still clueless, her closest girlfriends or sister would be the best source of information and they’ll be delighted to help and keep it a secret.
  1. Get her ring size
Discreetly borrow one she already owns. Trace the inner circle on a piece of paper OR press the ring into a bar of soap for an impression. Alternatively, you can also slide it down one of your own fingers and draw a line where it stops. A goodjeweller would be able to assist in gauging her ring size from there.
If she doesn’t wear a ring? Get creative, while she is sleeping, use a strip of paper and roll it around her ring finger so you have an estimated size.
There you have 4 easy steps to help you find that perfect engagement ring. Determine the best combination for your budget, criteria and needs, in selecting a diamond that is the perfect choice.