5 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring
Congrats on taking the first step toward your engagement ring purchase! We know you're about to make a big decision, so we wanted to share with you the 5 most important things to consider before making your purchase.
We've helped countless couples find "the one" and we're excited to be part of your journey!
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An engagement ring is one of the most cherished pieces of jewelry that you can give or receive, and a life-long reminder of the love you share. Therefore your ring must be designed to withstand the test of time, balancing aesthetics with structural stability.
A few things to consider are:
> Gemstone Hardness: Are the gems used resistant to scratches and abrasion?
> Band Design: Is the width of the band sufficient to maintain its integrity and not bend under everyday light pressure?
> Construction: Are the precious stones held in place securely?
It’s also important to consider your partner’s lifestyle when selecting your ring design. For example, a simple, lower-profile design could be a good choice for a modest partner or someone who is active and works with their hands, while a ring studded with lots of sparkly diamonds would be perfect for the glamorous queen in your life.
You Have Options!
If you’re selecting an engagement ring for a surprise proposal, the safest general bet is to go with a simple design, such as a solitaire, a three-stone ring, or a ring with small diamonds down the band.
A great way to make your wedding set more dramatic is to pair it with a playful, creative, bold wedding band or anniversary band. That way your engagement ring will remain timeless no matter what!
A good question to ask yourself: "Will my partner still be happy with this engagement ring 15 years from now?"
Ask ALL The Questions
Any reputable jeweler will be happy to answer all your questions so that you are comfortable with your purchase.
If you start to feel like you’re bothering someone, you’re probably shopping at the wrong-for-you place.
Some questions that might be important to you include:
“Is this an original design?”
“Where do you source the metal and stone(s)?”
“Why does this ring cost more than this other one?”
“What is the diamond grade and what does that mean to me?”
“What wedding bands will work with this ring?”
“What is your guarantee and warranty?”
“How do we take care for an engagement ring?”
“Do you offer complimentary warranty inspections?”
Protect Your Investment
There are times when the extra insurance or care plan isn’t worth it.
Your engagement ring purchase is NOT one of those times.
We wholeheartedly recommend insuring your ring to protect it in case of loss, theft, or loss of the center stone.
We will be happy to guide you through the process and provide all the necessary paperwork to ensure you are able to protect this very special purchase.
Don’t Stress - Get Guidance
You’re at the beginning of what should be one of the most joyful times of your life. Don’t let stress get in your way!
We know you may be nervous and it’s understandable to need a bit of guidance - that’s exactly what we are here for.
It’s a big purchase and an even bigger commitment that you’re planning for and we’re so excited to help you with this first step of your journey!