Your Engagement Ring Shopping Guide

Your Engagement Ring Shopping Guide

Finding the perfect ring for your engagement can be a stressful job. You want to make sure you’ve found the right ring but maybe you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve got the perfect engagement ring shopping checklist so that you can treasure the moment without the stress. 

Step 1: Find her Style 

Before you start shopping, you need to know what you’re looking for. The first step on your engagement ring checklist is finding out what style of ring your partner would like. This will give you some clarity and direction before you begin the hunt. Maybe you already know what kind of ring she wants, in which case you’re ready to begin. If not, you may have to dig around and do your research. Ask her friends or take a look at her Pinterest or anywhere else she keeps inspiration and planning for the big day. 

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Her jewelry collection will allow you to gauge what kind of jewelry she likes. Does she prefer dainty jewelry or bold? Modern or vintage? What style would fit her everyday life? This way, you’ll know if there's a particular ring or type of ring she is interested in. Once you know what kind of ring to look for, we can begin! 

Step 2: Look at Some Rings

Ring Search

Now that you know what kind of ring you’re looking for, go ahead and find some rings that may be similar to what you want. With a quick google search, you can discover some places that may have the style you’re looking for. Looking at some rings will show you the price range that the rings usually fall under. From there you can determine your budget with respect to what you’re looking for.

Step 3: Do your Diamond Research

Diamond Research

If it’s not your first time buying a diamond, you should be aware of how to know if you’re buying the right one for you. If not however, you’ll want to do your diamond research. You need to know what to look for when buying a diamond. The basics include the four c’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. It may also be valuable to consider if you’d like to opt for a lab diamond. Learning about these will let you figure out exactly what kind of diamond you want to buy and you’ll be able to measure the quality of the diamonds you look at using your diamond checklist. 

Step 4: Let the Shopping Begin

Now that you know what style you’re looking for, have decided on a budget, and done your diamond research, it’s time for the fun part! Your engagement ring hunt can begin. Look around at engagement rings that fit all the criteria you decided on from the previous steps. After some time looking around, you should have some rings in mind that fit all your requirements. 

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You’re now well on your way to finding the perfect engagement ring for your big day.

Step 5: Time for Specifications 

This step may not be as fun as the last, but you can’t just stop once you’ve found the prettiest, shiniest ring in your budget. You must ensure the legitimacy of the retailer you are purchasing your diamond from and make sure you’re finding the best your budget can offer. Read customer reviews, look at certifications, and go over your questions and concerns with the company.  

Step 6: Paying for your Ring 

Now that you know you’ve found the right ring from the right retailer, the last thing on your engagement ring checklist is how you want to pay for it. Consider taxes and other fees and re-evaluate your budget. See if your retailer is offering any special promotions or whether financing is available. 

Step 7: Buy the Ring

You did it! Now that you’ve got everything you need in a ring, you’re ready to make the purchase. Pat yourself on the back and go get ready for the big day. Comment your questions and concerns or  contact us and we’d be eager to help you find your perfect engagement ring.  

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Step 8: Treasure the Moment!

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