When you’re out looking for the perfect custom engagement rings, rushing and buying the first one you see isn’t exactly the ideal way to find the “one”. Well, technically you could, but you shouldn’t.
Choosing an engagement ring takes a great amount of time and research. Fortunately, we’ve got your back. Below is a lowdown on the essentials when it comes to finding the best engagement ring for your fiancée.
Of course, this is the first factor your need to set. Remember that spending your 2-month salary on a ring isn’t set in stone.
Regardless of the price range, you can acquire a completely beautiful ring. Only, you have to figure out what is the most important feature your soon-to-be bride prefers and what trade-offs you are willing to make when it comes to options, from diamond colour and size to ring style and the metals.
So how do you decide on the budget? Firstly, you need to ensure you can afford the ring you’re eyeing to buy. Then, with a little bit of math and some time to contemplate and figure out expenses vs income, you’ll arrive at how much you should save for that one ring.
From the traditional to the contemporary to the unconventional, there are a wide range of styles to choose from in the market. This could prove overwhelming at times, so here are a few smart ways you can use to narrow down your options.
- Choose between solitaire and “others”. Your choices include coloured gemstones, multiple diamonds, and more. If you opt for a diamond, then you should be familiar with the cut, grade, shape, and even brands.
- Determine the style. Engagement rings also come in different styles, from the vintage to the modern. If you’re unsure which way to go, you can always opt for custom engagement rings.
- The non-traditional bride. If you’re confused as to what this means, well don’t panic. Luckily, you have a lot of design options here, from delicate to modern nature-inspired to the bold and big.
You can also play with which type of metal or gemstone to use.
There is no right way when it comes to shopping for an engagement ring. It is more like finding out what your fiancée likes and what best describes her personality. Either you want to pop the life-changing question with a massive, unexpected surprise or involve her in the decision-making process.
Take Care of the Investment
There’s one last step after you’ve proposed to your soon-to-be bride. You need to protect her and the ring, of course. It’s an investment. Remember that you’ve invested time, resources and patience into finding the “one” ring.
So the ring needs to be protected against damage, wear, or loss. Protections range from guarantees, warranties, insurance policies and service plans. Always ask your jeweller if they’re offering protection for the ring.
Nobody ever said the buying custom engagement rings was a simple or easy process. However, it is the symbol of the love shared between the two of you, and know that she will be wearing it for a lifetime. This means, all the effort you put into finding the right one is all worth it.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewellers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.