When you’re planning on asking someone to marry you, you want to make sure that everything is perfect, and this includes the ring. Finding the right engagement ring can be difficult, though; there’s not only a lot of pressure, but you may not be sure what your partner will or won’t like. Thankfully, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you select the perfect engagement ring:
Set a budget
First thing’s first—you want to establish a budget before you even begin shopping for engagement rings. This isn’t just for your sake, but it will also help your jeweler find the best options to show you. A lot of people say you should buy a ring that’s worth 2 months of your salary, but depending on the amount of daily expenses you have, this may not be realistic. Just try to get the best ring you can afford without going into debt.
Figure out your partner’s style
Every person is different, which is why not every engagement ring will work for every person. From the type of band to the shape of the stone, there are a lot of decisions that will have to be made in terms of the style of the ring. The only way to answer these questions is to determine your partner’s specific tastes and styles. Take a look at their jewelry, their clothes, and figure out what ring would go well with your partner’s everyday outfit. Do they wear flashy clothes or simple? Silver jewelry or gold? Cool colors or warm colors? These questions will help you narrow down on the right type of ring to buy.
Find out their ring size
Even if you have the right style of ring, it won’t do you any good if your partner can’t wear it. Figure out your partner’s ring size by (discreetly) swiping a ring from their jewelry box and taking it to your jeweler to be measured. Just be sure to return it before they notice it’s gone.
Visit the right jeweler
A final way to make sure that you select the perfect engagement ring is to go the right jeweler. A knowledgeable jeweler will be able to help you find the right style ring within your budget, and ensure that it fits your partner, too. At Frank Pollak & Sons, we have a wide selection of modern and vintage jewelry for you to choose from, as well as a knowledgeable staff to help you find the right engagement ring. Give us a call at 1-800-342-3878 to learn more!