Things to remember when buying an engagement ring

Things to remember when buying an engagement ring

Are you planning to propose to your partner? Have you selected an engagement ring or you are still confused about the perfect ring? 

We have all felt anxious when it comes to finding a ring that he or she will like. However, you can simplify the process by creating the list of things you need to look for in an engagement ring. You need to keep everything in mind, from the preference of your fiancé to your budget. Only then you will be able to find a ring that your partner cherishes forever. Now if you are wondering what else to consider while buying an engagement ring for your beloved spouse to be, this article is for you. 

We have requested Emily from Fergus James that specializes in Dubai diamond rings to share some tips on how you can find the perfect engagement ring. So, let’s get into it. 

The shape of the jewel:

When you are buying a diamond or sapphire ring the shape matters the most. That’s where you need to learn about your partner’s preference. You need to learn what he/she loves and which shape complements your beloved one’s personality the most. Once you have decided the geometry of the stone, it’s time to come to 4Cs (cut, color, clarity and carat). Make sure the cut you have chosen complements the angles of the surfaces in the stone. 

Choose the right settings:

Once the cut and the shape of the ring is decided, it is time to choose quality settings for your sparkler. When it comes to rings, settings are the metal framework within which the stone is mounted. This framework can make or break the appearance of the ring. Therefore, be very careful while choosing the setting to flank the stone in. If you want to achieve a classic round look, mount the stone in a bezel setting. This will give your ring a modern and refreshing touch. For a trendy oval look choose a four-prong setting. Make sure the setting and the shape of the ring complement each other.

Learn your partner’s preference:

Today, the majority of couples prefer to shop for engagement rings together. However, if you want to keep it traditional and are planning to surprise your partner with an engagement ring, then spy on his/her style. You can even ask for his/her preference in jewelry from friends and family while requesting them to keep it secret. However, if you are not comfortable asking anyone close to your fiancé’, try to pay attention to the jewelry they wear in general. Observe what they prefer in metal. Is it gold, silver or platinum? Whether they prefer modern, minimalistic or vintage pieces? Start taking notes at least a month before you begin your engagement ring hunt.  

Choose the metal wisely:

Apart from what your partner prefers, there are various other things to consider while choosing the metal you set the stone in. There is a variety of metals to choose from to achieve your desired band design. The majority of the couples go for platinum bands as it is the purest and the most durable options available. You can also go for gold as it is available in a variety of hues. From white, yellow to rose and green, choose whatever meets your partner’s preference. 

Purchase loose stones:

If you are not looking for stones in a setting, you can purchase loose stones. The stone used in the ring makes up the majority of the cost of the ring. Therefore, be very careful while buying one or even while investing in an estate ring. Don’t settle for the first stone your jeweler shows you. Take your time. Look for better options and consult several jewelers before finalizing the stone to bejewel the ring with. 

Get the best you can in your budget:

You don’t need to keep aside your three months of salary to buy an engagement ring. You can buy the ring you desire without getting into debt. All you need to do is some research. If you cannot afford a big stone, choose a piece with a slightly bigger metal surface area. You can even go for 1.8 carat instead of 2 carats to save at least 20% of the total cost. 

Wrapping up!

Choosing an engagement ring can be quite a hassle if you don’t know where to begin. The above-mentioned tips will make your engagement ring hunt easier both on your mind and your pocket.