Are you ready to pop the question? But first and foremost, have you got your ring ready yet? The stressful part is to get the perfect ring for your loved one. We have some useful tips you should know before buying an engagement ring.
1. All diamonds sparkle! However, if you have more knowledge on the preferred diamond, this will surely shorten your purchase journey. Understanding the 4C's correctly is very important. It determines the magnificent dazzle that displays the fire and brilliance of a thousand tiny suns, with colourful explosions of light guaranteed to last forever.
2. Establish your budget
Tell us your budget is for an engagement ring. There is a saying, a man is supposed to spend 2 months salary on an engagement ring. But, do you want to go into major debt for being romantic or to keep up with the Joneses? Buying the nicest ring that you can afford. Many women would rather start life together debt-free or use the money for a sweet honeymoon than have you blow all your savings on a diamond!
3. What is her style?
It is completely ok to ring shop together with your partner. However, if you want to surprise your partner, be sure to do some reconnaissance. The hardest part of the buying journey is selecting an engagement ring design. You can ask her best friend or siblings for help (and of course, swear them to secrecy!). Pay attention to her everyday look especially her accessories. This should give you some clues as to what type of engagement ring she likes.
4. Shop wisely
Always start with the jeweller that is recommended by friends and family. No worries if you can’t get an answer, always check online before you lock your target. An additional tip for you, look for stores that carry international certificates.
5. Time allowance
Plan ahead! A ring takes up to 2-3 weeks for completion. A gentle reminder that it might take some time if you go for a custom design. Remember to request for the inscription when you place your order if you want to leave your love message engraved inside the ring.