Wedding Essentials: Engagement Ring Buying Guide

by Rizanoia

If you have decided to make a proposal of marriage in the near future, you will probably have also thought about the all-important engagement ring. Buying an engagement ring isn’t as simple as simply going to a shop or buying online in 10 minutes, you are not buying a new phone or a pair of jeans!

Engagement Ring Buying Guide
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You need to put some thought into the engagement ring you are going to get for your beloved. There are some essential points to think about before you purchase a ring or have one created for her.

Things to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring

Below is a list of things that needed to be considered when you are looking for that special engagement ring for your bride-to-be. These same considerations should be followed regardless of whether you are looking at antique engagement rings Sydney gentlemen get their loved one or purchasing the ring anywhere else in the world.

The Checklist

  • Personal Taste Of Your Fiancée – It is very important that you get as much information as possible before you go out and buy the ring. You might think you have a good idea about her personal taste and style but it doesn’t hurt to get confirmation from her friends or family. If you get this wrong, it could ruin your proposal before you’ve even popped the question!
Engagement Ring Buying Guide
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  • Stone Shape – Determining what shape of stone to opt for can be very tricky, you might want to take advantage of the expertise of your chosen jeweller to ensure it looks perfect.
  • Setting – Getting the perfect combination of stone and setting is absolutely crucial so again, take advantage of your jewellers’ expertise and don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • The Metal – The choice of metal is generally a bit more straightforward with most people opting for gold, platinum or palladium. Before you make a final decision on the metal, consider her personal style, for example. Does she generally wear yellow gold?
  • Your Budget – Although price is not a deciding factor when it comes to a symbol of your love and future intentions, you still need to be careful. If money is no object, by all means push the boat out but make sure you don’t spend more than you can comfortably afford. Your fiancée will appreciate the thought you have put into the ring more than how much it costs.
Engagement Ring Buying Guide
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  • Supplier Credentials – Unfortunately, some people are unscrupulous and may not be all they claim to be so make sure you perform your due diligence by checking your retailers’ credentials before parting with your money. A failsafe method of finding a reputable jewellery merchant is a recommendation from friends, family or colleagues.
  • Advance Planning – If you don’t plan in advance, this could be your ultimate downfall. Don’t expect to be able to go out and buy the ring and take it home immediately. You should select the ring at least 6 weeks in advance of your intended proposal date, perhaps a bit longer if your ring is custom designed.

If you follow the above checklist, there’s no reason in the world why your engagement ring buying shouldn’t go smoothly, providing you engage the services of a reputable jewellers with the necessary experience.

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