Finding an engagement ring can be an absolute nightmare, riddled with chaos and confusion. But we are here to make things a little easier for you and show you some cheeky little tactics that will get you on that one knee in no time.
Budgeting is at the very top of one’s priorities when searching for a ring. You need to know how much you’re willing to pay. A ring has to be within your price range and a ring that’s cheap for one person can be extortionate for someone else, depending on one’s financial circumstances.
Small hacks that can save you money are always worth looking out for. A round cut diamond can save you 40 percent compared to other styles. Also, a .9 diamond can be 20 percent cheaper than a full carat.
The 4C’s of a diamond are paramount to understand. These are cut, clarity, color and carat. As long as you’re aware of the 4Cs in your diamond, you’re good to go.
When you’re shopping for the right diamond, make sure to do your research first and then ask the jeweler if you can view the requested diamond under a handheld magnifier.
Even after you have become an aficionado when it comes to diamond, you still have to keep your ears open to make sure that you’re getting what your partner actually wants.
Make sure to take notes when she mentions anything about rings.
There’s also no harm in getting help from people who you can trust to give you pointers. Your partner’s friends are potentially useful confidants to contact. They are a big part of your partner’s life and could hold the key to what turns a good ring into the perfect ring.
Of course, you need to know what the right size is for her. The best way to do this is by looking around for rings in the house that she might not use regularly.
Borrow one and get a jeweler to write down the measurements for you. What you need to bear in mind though is that a ring that’s too big is a lot easier to size-down than a ring that is too small.