Questions To Ask Before Buying An Engagement Ring
Purchasing an engagement ring can be quite tricky. It is considered as
the most important thing that you’ll ever purchase for your partner
before you finally tie the knot. The ring should be beautiful and should
symbolize the love you both share.
Whether you’re buying the ring together or your partner is buying the
ring alone, ring shopping entails a bit of pressure as we all want to
purchase that perfect ring or at least a ring that’s close to perfection
and how do you achieve that?
Well, the secret lies in being knowledgeable of the appropriate
questions to ask to help in narrowing down the options that are perfect
for you and your significant other. Here are some of the things that you
need to ask when buying an engagement ring.
What is your engagement ring budget?
This is the most basic question that every couple should ask themselves
when it comes to the purchase of an engagement ring. Prior to
considering any ring designers, carat size and all the other significant
aspects of the purchase, you need to have a discussion with your partner
or with your inner self on the amount of money that you’re willing to
spend for this purchase.
As a husband, you should always keep in mind that the engagement ring
would be an investment that your wife would wear for many years to come.
A lot of people hand on their engagement ring to their children or
grandchildren and it represents a love that has endured countless
generations and has connected families and it is only rightful to invest
in a little more for something that is bound to stand over time.
However, every individual, couple and family are bound within their own
financial capabilities. There are couples who have a tight budget while
there are others who prefer purchasing something more than just a fancy
Regardless of your decision, the budget is something that you should set
prior to shopping. Setting the appropriate budget will help you in
ruling things out and help you easily narrow down your search to one
that falls within your budget.
What style does my partner like?
As soon as you have already nailed down your budget, the next thing that
you need to think of is the style that your partner likes or wants.
Engagement rings come in various styles there are large or small ones,
while there are gold or silver ones.
If your partner is accompanying you during the purchase, then you’ll
have a much easier time answering this question. Although this may seem
unlikely, there are modern couples who practice this sort of thing.
If you’re determined to surprise your partner then it would be somewhat
harder for you to answer this part but here are some tips that you could
use for your proposals:
Pay close attention to what your partner might mention when you pass by
Ask Their Close Friends:
Women usually discuss what they want with their closest friends.
Browse Their Social Media:
People usually like to compile ideas for their ideal wedding. Although
you might not be able to come up with the exact ring that they really
like, you might get a feel for the style that they prefer.
Observe what they currently wear:
Do they love to wear expensive jewelry? Do they like old fashioned
jewelry? Or do they prefer plain and simple jewelry?
Consider their routine:
If they work somewhere outdoor then purchasing a piece of expensive
jewelry would be impractical. If they work indoors in an office then it
would be ok to choose something that is a bit flashy.
What size is their ring?
If you’re trying to surprise your partner with the engagement ring then
you should not allow them to accompany you during the purchase. However,
this would be very difficult for you since you would need to know their
ring size beforehand.
Their ring size would only be known to a few people which might include
her mother or family. However, there are instances when this won’t be
the case since not all women know their ring size.
The easiest way for you to do this would be to go and secretly borrow
one of the rings that they usually wear on their ring finger. Of course,
you shouldn’t get discouraged, if you purchase a ring and it turns out
that it isn’t the right size. There are jewelers who are experts in
resizing rings. Keep in mind though that resizing can be quite tricky
when dealing with diamond engagement rings along with its band.
When do you plan to propose?
This might seem like something unimportant but it’s not. One has to take
into careful consideration when the proposal is going to be made. Since
there are rings that need to be ordered ahead of time like custom-made
What are the 4 C’s?
When planning to purchase an engagement ring, being knowledgeable on the
4 C’s would help in making the purchase an easier process. The 4 C’s
stand for Color, Carat, Cut and Clarity. This is the 4 scales with which
diamonds are classified.
Being knowledgeable on these basic terms would prepare you on what your
jeweler would talk about during your purchase for an engagement ring.
Color is also a significant factor to consider during the purchase for
an engagement ring. It entails that color of your future wife’s band -
gold, silver or bronze. Color is often graded on how colorless or how
white the stone is. Most jewelers would recommend buying a diamond that
falls in the D-G range.
Carat refers to the measured weight of the diamond which is equivalent
to its quality. The heavier the diamond, the greater its value.
Cut is the next factor to consider. Well-cut diamonds will reflect light
back into the eyes of the beholder. In layman's terms, cut determines
how sparkly a diamond is.
While Clarity, on the other hand, refers to the clearness of a diamond
and pure diamonds are flawless.
A jeweler should have no problem explaining what the 4 C’s are to you in
detail. Lastly, one should never forget to ask for the diamond grading
When purchasing an engagement ring with a diamond, you should insist
that it comes with a grading report from an accredited gemological
laboratory so you can be sure of your diamond’s value, quality, and