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How To Shop For A Wedding Or Engagement Ring
Shopping for a wedding ring or an engagement ring is a big deal and something that should be done with a lot of care and attention. For engagement rings, it’s typical for the person proposing, to shop alone. For wedding rings, it can often be that the wedding rings are shopped for by both partners.
With that in mind, let’s look at how to shop for a wedding or engagement ring so that the right ring can be found for the wearer.
Understand what the partner likes and prefers
For engagement rings, it’s good to know what the partner likes and prefers. For some, their preference might already be well known because they own rings already or they’ve spoken openly about what they like.
For others, it might be more of a guessing game. Ideally, the ring that is picked, should be something that suits the wearer. For wedding rings, discuss what the other likes so that a decision can be made on whether the rings should be separate or different.
Have a budget
A budget is important to have because it’s very easy to go over budget when there’s no cap put in place. This is particularly important when it comes to a wedding. It can be very easy for a wedding to become a major expense, far beyond what was originally planned.
Think about a budget that is affordable and that’s not going to make the experience one where either person is feeling sick about the money being spent. Whether it’s a 1 carat diamond at YDG or a 0.5-carat, make sure the budget is reasonable.
Compare prices and rings at different stores
When it comes to shopping for rings, always look to compare prices by visiting different stores. This is ideal because it may be that another similar ring is found but at a better price!
It’s important to compare prices and rings so that the best option is picked, even if it’s slightly more expensive or cheaper than others. After all, it needs to be a good quality piece.
Don’t forget about the online brands
When it comes to online brands, they can be highly beneficial for those looking for rings that may not have much in the way of local jewelers.
Not only that but online brands make shopping a lot easier. There’s no moving from shop to shop in the real world instead it can all be done from the comfort of a person’s home.
Measure it up to check it fits
Be sure to measure the wedding or engagement ring up to ensure it fits. For engagement rings, get a ring sizer and perhaps size up the ring while they’re sleeping. Alternatively, take a look at the other rings that the person wears.
For wedding rings, it’s a bit easier but it’s important to have both people there to measure the ring properly before ordering it. Shopping for a wedding or engagement ring is something to do carefully and it shouldn’t be a rushed process. Enjoy it!