How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring
Whether you've already asked or are looking forward to popping the question in the near future, finding the perfect engagement ring is a big deal! Like most big steps in life, communication is the first step, and picking out an engagement ring is no exception. Even if you or your partner are planning a surprise proposal, it's a good idea to discuss a few key factors as a couple.
You will wear your engagement ring for years to come, through all seasons and all life events, so now is the time to explore, discuss, and try on different shapes, styles, and sizes to find a ring that feels just right for you.
While you can visit our showroom today and purchase an engagement ring, there is a lot of value in a little preparation. Start with the questions below and visit our engagement ring experts when you are ready to find your dream engagement ring.
Which engagement ring styles catch your eye?
It's a good idea to get a basic understanding of different engagement ring styles to start off with. Consider a simple solitaire, a bold halo, or a pretty vintage design to get started. You can explore different engagement ring styles here.
What kind of diamond or gemstone do you fancy?
Many couples are opting for engagement rings featuring a center or accent colored gemstones. Consider if you want only white diamonds, or if you'd like to include some color as a nod to your favorite color, birthstone, or the month you plan to marry. Consider sapphires, rubies, emeralds, or fancy-colored diamonds.
What shape do you love?
There are a number of different diamond shapes or ‘cuts’ available, and having an idea of which you prefer (round, pear, heart, and more!) will make it much easier to find the perfect gem for your engagement ring. The diamond shape might be the most visually significant choice you make, so be sure to consider shapes that reflect your personal style.
Explore different diamond shapes and sizes here.
What does your budget look like?
It might not be the first thing you want to talk about when considering a proposal, but getting an idea of budget is healthy and helps set expectations for both partners. There are a lot of engagement rings out there, and getting an idea of budget early helps narrow the choices and keep you on track.
Do you know your ring size?
There are two ways you can find your or your gift reciprient's ring size. Simply use the ring size guide here using a few household items, or if you have time to spare, you can order our exclusive plastic ring sizer here. Be sure to measure both at the beginning of the day and at the end, as your fingers are prone to change size slightly throughout the day.
Next up: Try it on for size.
While it's easy to fall in love with engagement rings on Pinterest or Instagram, it's also a good idea to try on different styles in person. You’ll want to know how the ring really feels and fits on your hand until you actually see it up close.
One more thing: Don’t forget the important stuff.
At Gold and Diamond Source, we'll make sure you are set during and after purchasing your engagement ring. Here are a few things to consider:
Visit Gold & Diamond Source at our Clearwater showroom to see our full selections and talk to our engagement ring experts, or click HERE to explore different styles online before you come in.
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