Buying an Engagement Ring
Panic Groom teamed up with the wonderful team at Vashi.com to put together some tips on buying an Engagement Ring for you to consider.
The first step is to decide on the ring. Some people decide to let the girlfriend select their own engagement ring. Others prefer to surprise her, whichever path you choose Vashi Dominguez, Diamond Expert and Founder of Diamond Manufacturers and Vashi.com has offered some advice on picking the best ring for her.
Decide on a Budget
Make sure that you decide on a budget and stick to it. There is no point in getting in debt for your engagement. Take time to save up as much as possible and only use your credit card if you really need to.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Do ask her mother, sister, friend or colleague for advice. They’re likely to know what style of jewellery she likes even more than you do. They may also be able to help find out what her ring size is, by casually asking if they could try on one of her rings.
Do take a closer look at what jewellery she already wears. The style and materials used will give you a better idea of what engagement ring she will love. Does she like big, bold jewellery or intricate, subtle rings and earrings? Is her preference for yellow gold, silver or platinum jewellery?
Make sure you take a look at the jewellery she wears all the time, not just occasionally. Does she have a favourite ring she wears on a daily basis? Does she take some of her jewellery off during the day, because it is perhaps not comfortable due to an active lifestyle?
Social media sites are also a good indicator of taste. Look at her Pinterest board or Instagram to get an idea of the kinds of jewellery that she likes to help with the decision making.
Take her shopping
Why not take her shopping? You’re pretty much guaranteed to come across a jewellery store or stall and your girlfriend will be only too pleased to point out which rings she likes. That doesn’t mean that she suspects you’re planning to propose to her; most women simply love jewellery.
Shop around and browse online jewellery websites to get a good idea of what styles are available and what you could afford. Seeing what is available and at what price will also make you more aware of how to spot a great deal, ensuring you get the most sparkle for your money.
By shopping online you can often save yourself up to 61% off high street prices, so it is worth doing you research in stores and then going online to purchase.
Once you’ve decided on the ring
Once you have decided on the style of the ring you need to make sure that you do your research on the diamond and the 4C’s.
Having this knowledge will ensure that you get the best diamond for your money.