When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, there are likely many, many thoughts rushing through your head. “How will I propose?” “How can I keep this secret?” “Will she say yes?” “When should I ask her?” "Will she say yes?" "What is the best time?" "Will she say yes?" However, in addition to all of those, you might be getting concerned about buying an engagement ring. This is completely normal. Many people have a lot of questions about shopping for engagement rings, especially if they haven’t purchased much jewelry in the past.
Here are five questions that you may find yourself asking when you’re ring shopping.
Where Should I Shop for an Engagement Ring?
This seems like an obvious question, with an obvious answer, at first. However, once you look into it more, you’ll realize that there are many, many different places to buy an engagement ring. From national chains to smaller shops to internet jewelers and much more, there are many different places to buy an engagement ring and they are all different.
It’s a good idea to research several options as they will offer different product lines, have different ring quality and have different services available.
What is Her Ring Size?
Do you know her ring size? While many engagement rings can be resized, it’s still a good idea to try to figure out her ring size if you don’t know it already. If you can, borrow one of her current rings from her jewelry box and take it to the jeweler to be measured. You can also ask friends and family members that you trust to keep a secret.
Need a bit more help? Read our post on Sneaky Ways to Find her Ring Size.
How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?
A lot of people struggle with this one. You may have heard a lot of “rules of thumb” in the past and you’re not sure which one to follow. The good news is that none of these “rules” are set in stone, so you don’t have to follow them if you don’t want to.
However, setting a budget will help you narrow down your search for a ring. Find out more about how much you should spend on an engagement ring by reading our post on the matter.
What Style of Ring Would She Like?
Obviously, different people like different styles of jewelry. Does your special someone like classic styles or modern ones? Is she more flashy or subdued? Looking at her existing style and the jewelry that she already owns can help you find the right style engagement ring for her.
How Do I tell the Difference Between Rings?
This is a question that a lot of people have. That’s why it’s a good idea to do a little bit of research before you buy an engagement ring. You don’t have to learn absolutely everything about diamonds, buy knowing a bit about how they are graded and what differentiates one diamond from another can help you when you’re shopping. Check out our diamond education center for more.