How To Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring

How To Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring

The ultimate guide to help you pick the perfect ring

ARTICLE BY : Arushi Sakhuja


Finding the perfect engagement ring can be an ordeal. One often stumbles upon questions regarding the 4 Cs—cut, colour, clarity and carat. But which one should be a priority? Then there are different designs to choose from. The list can seem extensive. Since an engagement ring is a considerable expense, it's only right for you to give it that extra thought, time and effort. But before you let your overwhelming emotions take over, let us help you navigate the process with ease. Whether you'll be scouting for the engagement rings together or solo, here's all you need to know. 

Set a budget

Things can often go out of hand when you're in the store. Your heart takes over your mind and you may get carried away by the beauty of larger-than-life ring designs. While it's alright to enjoy the feeling, it's essential to set a budget so that you don't overspend. Ultimately, you do want to save up for your wedding celebrations too!

Pre-decide on the design of the ring

Knowing your significant other's preferred engagement ring design immensely helps you narrow down the search. Be it the cut of the diamond or a reference image they may have spoken about in the past, keep a few options in mind before you head out. Since diamond cuts cost different prices, it's ideal to have two options that can fit into your budget.

Decide whether size truly matters

Before heading down to the store, decide if size is the key factor that matters for both of you. What is the compromise you are willing to make to best suit your budget? It is wiser to focus on the colour and clarity of the stone as compared to merely the size.

Get measured correctly

Although this may seem obvious, sizing requires extra caution. Ensure to measure your finger size correctly because you wouldn't want a situation where the ring doesn't fit or is so loose that it keeps falling off. It is recommended to measure the size when your body is in a calm state. Take note that water retention can cause your fingers to swell up too.

Don't get fixated on trends

While we aren't suggesting that you shouldn't make a trendy choice, make sure it's a versatile design that you wouldn't mind wearing even 40 years later. Always remember that you can upgrade the design overtime. You can even go the extra mile and choose a design that's completely out-of-the-box.

Think about the maintenance

Keeping a wedding ring clean and shining can be tiresome. Cleaning it with a brush, rinsing it and drying it may sounds like a chore, bit it’s important to maintain your jewellery from settling dirt.

Don't go to the store alone

If you're hoping to surprise your partner with the ring, it's a wise idea to take a friend or family member along to help you with the search. Call up someone who knows your spouse well and has a good sense of aesthetics to help with the task.

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Main image: www.Tiffany.co.uk


Tags : Engagement Ring  Advice  Diamond Ring 
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