When it comes time to take the big step, get down on one knee, and propose, you’ll want to have an incredible engagement ring. You want the kind of ring that will light up her eyes, the one that she’s always been dreaming of, and the one that’s so perfect for her it shows exactly how well you know her.
If you’re shopping for an engagement ring in Toronto, we can help you get the perfect one. Here are some tips for buying an incredible engagement ring.
Learn About Diamonds
If you’re like most people buying an engagement ring in Toronto, this is likely your first experience with shopping for jewelry and diamonds. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn a bit about what makes diamonds special before you head to the store.
Take a look at our diamond education center, and pay special attention to the 4 Cs of diamond quality. This refers to the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of a diamond. The 4 Cs help you compare and classify diamonds, and determine which diamonds are more valuable than others. Pay special attention to the cut of a diamond. More than any other aspect, the cut of a diamond best determines its beauty and sparkle. This is because a well-cut diamond is designed to reflect light in a way that makes it dazzling to the eye. In fact, even a diamond that is well-cut, but lower on color, clarity and carat weight, will often appear larger and more beautiful than a diamond that has a greater weight or has better color or clarity ratings.
Learning about diamonds also helps you compare them to one another in regards to price. You almost certainly have a budget, so you won’t be able to buy the best possible diamond available. However, if you know which factors matter, you can buy the best possible diamond in your price range.
Not all jewelry stores are the same. It may be tempting to walk into the store closest to where you live and buy a ring there, without looking anywhere else, but it’s a much better idea to shop around a bit instead. Large chain jewelers will often have a much different selection than local jewelers, for instance, not to mention a different level of service.
If you’re looking for a particular style of ring, know that some jewelers specialize in certain styles while others will only carry certain collections. Speak to the jeweler if possible and let them know what you’re looking for. A good jeweler will care about getting you the right ring, not just making a sale.
It’s also a good idea to took at online jewelry stores. These stores are often able to offer lower prices, since they don’t need to spend as much on large showrooms. Plus, they may have a wider selection available. However, before you shop for an engagement ring online, check out the policies of the jeweler, especially when it comes to returns or exchanges.
Figure Out What She Wants
A beautiful engagement ring is one thing. A beautiful engagement ring is that is exactly like the one she’s always dreamed of is another. So, how do you find out what sort of ring she’ll love? There are a few different ways.
One way is to head to the jewelry store under different pretenses. Tell her that you’re looking to buy a watch for yourself or a necklace for your mother or whatever makes sense for you. Then, while you’re there, take note of the types of jewelry she likes. Of course, you probably don’t want to walk over to the engagement rings and ask “So… which one do you like?” but you can get a general sense of her preferences by seeing what she’s attracted to in the store.
You can also get a good idea of what sort of engagement ring she’d like by looking at what kind of jewelry she already owns. Pay attention to her jewelry for a while (and even go through her jewelry box when she’s not around!) to see what styles she likes. Does she have more white gold, yellow gold, or platinum jewelry? What sort of style is her existing jewelry? Is it ornate or simple? Classic or modern? You can tell a lot about her preferences by doing some undercover research.