4 Rules For Engagement Ring Shopping

Shape Matters Most

Even before someone explains the 4 Cs (cut, colour, clarity and carat) when buying an engagement ring, the most important thing to know is the shape of diamond your fiancee-to-be loves. Shape refers to the actual geometry of the stone rather than the cut which refers to the angles and facets of the stone.

Setting and Style Come Second

A lot of modern couples ring-shop together these days, but if you are more traditional, the biggest advice we can give is pay attention to her style. Take notice of what jewellery she wears whether it’s more vintage or classic, silver/platinum or gold. The setting of the ring and the type of metal you choose can make all the difference.

Be Budget Savvy

Forget the old 2 month salary engagement ring myth. You should buy the best ring you can afford without placing yourself into major debt. If your future fiancee is looking for size, go for a diamond that isn’t cut as deep or buy shy when it comes to clarity or colour; most defects are not visible to the naked eye.

Give Yourself Some Time

An engagement ring can take up to 6 weeks to arrive and possibly even longer if it is custom designed. Make sure that you give yourself enough time before you plan to propose.

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