When I say “perfect,” I mean the perfect engagement ring for the recipient. Your partner. Your soulmate. Your love. What suits them the best will not be the same as for someone else as they’re wonderfully unique. These tips will help you find the right ring to propose marriage.
Deciding to pop the question
After dating for a while, you have finally decided to pop the question that will change your life. Wonderful! I love love. But before you can start planning your dream wedding and happily ever after with your future spouse, you have a little shopping to do.
Generally, engagement ring shopping can be both an exciting and stressful experience. Looking for the perfect ring to impress your partner takes a lot of thought, effort, and dedication, so it is easy to feel overwhelmed when going from one jewelry store to another.
But don’t panic because the best way to get through the ring-buying process is to go with a plan. That involves taking a few steps and considering several things that can make the entire experience more enjoyable and hassle-free.
Below are four tips to help you find the perfect engagement ring.
Determine the ring type
The first thing you need to decide on is the type of ring that best suits your partner. There are many types available, each having its unique characteristics that can suit anyone’s style and taste. Some of the most preferred choices among ring shoppers are solitaire, cluster, halo, and swirl engagement rings.
For instance, the solitaire ring is considered the most classic engagement ring style that can feature a gemstone of any kind. Many shoppers choose quality pearls as their ring’s main gemstone because of their lustrous beauty and versatility, which pair beautifully with any metal of their choosing.
If you are looking for a flashier gemstone, diamonds are a great choice. Diamonds fit well with any ring type.
For the perfect engagement ring, pick the right ring size
Picking the right ring size is another thing you must consider when shopping for an engagement ring. This step is quite easy if you are shopping for the ring with your partner, but it can be more difficult when the proposal is a surprise. If you decide to shop alone, then there are several things you can do to help you make the right choice.
For instance, you can follow a ring size chart that allows you to measure the finger of your spouse and match it to the measurement listed on the chart. For more assistance, consider getting help from your partner’s friends and family, who may already have all the information you need about the right measurements.
If none of these tricks help, you can always look for any rings your partner has already. Take them to a jewelry store for a correct measurement.
Choose your ring setting style
Another great place to start your search is to choose your ring setting style. The setting refers to how the gemstones are set or mounted into the metal band of the ring.
The setting adds to the ring’s personality. There are many ring-setting styles available, so make sure you choose the one that best reflects your partner’s personal style.
If you aren’t sure what ring style your soon-to-be finance wants, consider a classic diamond gemstone mounted in a simple solitaire setting. If you are looking for something more unique and eye-catching, the prong setting is a great choice.
The prongs act like small claws, putting the gemstone on a pedestal and allowing it to shine beautifully. My engagement ring has this setting.
Work with a jeweler
Even if you know your partner’s ring style, it is still a good idea to work directly with a jeweler to help you make the right choice. After all, engagement ring shopping involves considering many things which only a professional jeweler can help you with properly.
They can recommend different styles, settings, and gemstones that suit not only your future spouse’s taste but also your budget. Remember that the ring you choose will be on your true love’s hand every day, so this decision is an important one. Getting the help of an expert will help you make a great choice.
Also, if you don’t like any engagement rings in the jewelry store, you can always ask the jeweler to design a custom ring. That makes it even more personal. If you have any precious gemstones from your mother or grandmother’s antique rings, you can use them to make a new ring that matches your partner’s personality.
Final thoughts on finding the perfect engagement ring
Going engagement ring shopping is probably one of the most exciting experiences in your life. But it can also be quite stressful, as my husband tells me as he looks back! Looking for the perfect ring to propose to your partner takes a lot of time and effort, which is why it is best to go with a plan.
If you need help getting started, follow the tips in this post. Find the right engagement ring for your future spouse as you ask for their hand in marriage. All the best to you two!
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