Selecting an Engagement Ring
Choosing an engagement ring can feel like an intuitive task especially if you trust your good judgment too much. But as you may soon find out in an unpleasantly surprising way, you can’t randomly walk into a jewelry store and expect to emerge with the perfect engagement ring. Remember, the engagement ring is one of those accessories that you or your partner will be adorning on almost a daily basis so if you don’t get it right, that could mean either having to constantly put up with something you don’t like or wasting a lot of cash on an ornament that never gets worn. Considering these guidelines when choosing an engagement ring can go a long way in saving you both agony and regrets from your purchase in future.
The first and most important is on taste and preference. This is easier if the engagement ring is yours. But if you’re choosing it for your partner, then you will need to have spent some enough time with them to know their style and the kind of things they like. Sometimes though, you may have to just act on a hunch and hope that they’ll like it, particularly if you trust yourself to harbor supremely good taste.
You should consider the size of the ring as well. It is really challenging more so if you are buying for your partner and need it to be a surprise. Luckily for you, there are a number of canny approaches that you can utilize to get the size right without blowing your cover. One way can be covertly sneaking out their rings taking them to a jewelry store for referencing. This way you can be sure that the new ring fits perfectly. Other individuals try out the olden method of tying strings around the ring finger when the spouse is asleep and taking note of the size. Thankfully though, most jewelry stores know that there are chances of getting the size wrong and therefore offer a resizing service either for free, or for a small fee based on their terms and conditions.
Another important consideration is the budget that you’ve set aside for the ring. The cost of engagement rings can range from the downright cheap ones that fade within the first week of wearing to the obnoxiously expensive ones that celebrities buy to make a statement. Luckily though, the value that a ring possesses is ultimately determined by its wearer and its cost is not always a direct determinant of how stunning it looks. When choosing, go for the one that gives you the best value at the right price.