Selecting an Engagement Ring
Choosing an engagement ring can feel like an intuitive task especially if you trust your good judgment too much. Unfortunately, you may end up discovering unpleasant surprises because you can’t just accidentally walk in a jewelry store expecting to get a flawless engagement ring. Don’t forget that an engagement ring is one of the special accessories that your spouse will be adorning every single day so if you fail getting the right one, it will mean that you will be wearing an accessory that you really don’t like hence wasting money because it won’t be worn as expected. Considering these guidelines when choosing an engagement ring can go a long way in saving you both agony and regrets from your purchase in future.
The first and most important is on taste and preference. If the engagement ring belongs to you then this becomes much simpler. But if you’re choosing it for your partner, then you will need to have spent some enough time with them to know their style and the kind of things they like. Sometimes though, you may have to just act on a hunch and hope that they’ll like it, particularly if you trust yourself to harbor supremely good taste.
Ensure that you get the size of the ring right as well. This one is tricky to get right too especially if you’re buying it for your partner and you want it to be a surprise. As luck would have it, there are different ways that can be used to ensure one get the right size without necessarily spoiling the surprise that was intended. One idea is to secretly “steal” one of their rings and go with it to the jewelry store. This is a sure way of getting the ring fit on you perfectly. You could also try the more old-school approach of tying a string around their ring finger while they are asleep and then taking note of the dimensions of the string. Luckily, a good number of jewelry store are aware of chances that the ring might not be fitting appropriately hence offer a resizing service freely or at a small fee basing on terms that were agreed upon.
An additional element that should be put in place is the budget that the ring is set aside for. The cost of engagement rings can range from the downright cheap ones that fade within the first week of wearing to the obnoxiously expensive ones that celebrities buy to make a statement. Luckily though, the value that a ring possesses is ultimately determined by its wearer and its cost is not always a direct determinant of how stunning it looks. Ensure you get the right balance between the cost and the value.