3 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an Engagement RingMay 27, 2014
Buying an engagement ring involves a different level of consideration than say, choosing a brand of chocolates! This is going to be one of the most important purchases you ever make and there are three main things we believe you need to consider when buying an engagement ring:
Know Her Size
Presenting your brand new fiancé with a ring that is either too big or too small can ruin the moment as it’s not romantic if her finger begins to turn blue because the ring is too tight, or she has to keep crawling under the restaurant table to retrieve the ring because it won’t stay on her finger! If she has to wait to get the ring adjusted to her size, it can be a bit disappointing too as she waits to show it off to the world.
It is a bit unrealistic to expect to just know the finger size of your intended, and it is going to spoil the surprise if you have to ask her about this, so a better solution would be to borrow a ring from her jewellery box and show this to the jeweller – you just need to be careful she doesn’t notice that the ring is missing.
Know Her Style
The hardest part of choosing an engagement ring is finding something she is going to like. You need to ignore your own taste in jewellery because the chances are she is not going to share your exact sense of aestheticism.
If you haven’t done much reflection on your girlfriend’s sense of style, you may struggle when it comes to choosing appropriate jewellery for her. However, you’ve probably already had a look in her jewellery box when trying to figure out her size so you can also use what’s in there to get a sense of her favourite style. If you are still completely confused about what to buy, you could also ask one of her friends.
Know Your Budget
The other crucial consideration when purchasing an engagement ring is knowing what you can afford. This can be one of the most important investments of your life, so you need to set yourself a budget that you can afford and then make sure you to stick to it. There are beautiful engagement rings available across all price ranges, so don’t be concerned if you haven’t got that much to spend.
The staff here at Page Fine Jewellery understand the importance of this type of purchase and we’ll always be happy to offer you some advice. We have a wonderful selection of engagement rings and are sure to have something your intended is going to adore.