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There are few decisions as momentous as choosing the perfect engagement ring. Yet, as well-meaning as everyone might be, there are tons of stories out there regarding “horrendous” engagement rings. Jewelry is highly personal, both on a practical level (size) and a more emotional level (style). And because there are so many potential pitfalls, it’s important to be thoughtful when choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring for your partner.
Tips To Find The Perfect Engagement Ring For Your Partner
Find A Jeweler Who Will Work with You
Many people start with a loose idea of what they want then start to look for a jeweler who has this style in stock.
In fact, that’s the opposite way that you want to do it.
It would be best if you first tried to find a good jeweler, someone with a good reputation who makes interesting and unique pieces. A good jeweler will be able to point you in the direction of rings of any size, stone, and style.
Having a jeweler who will work closely with you is far more valuable than finding a jeweler who already has a “so-so” ring off the shelf. A jeweler who will work with you will be able to make your engagement ring truly unique and special.
Get The Proper Ring Measurements
The easiest way to get ring measurements is to steal a ring! But keep in mind fingers are different sizes. It would be best if you stole a ring that is being worn on the ring finger; otherwise, the sizing doesn’t matter. If your partner doesn’t wear rings generally, you may instead need to size them furtively.
This is where having a great jeweler can help because they can give you temporary plastic sizing rings. Fit them over your loved one’s finger in their sleep, and you’ll know their exact size. You can also do a little espionage; ask their family and friends to help you out, so they won’t suspect anything.
Look At Their Style
There are a few things you should consider:
- What type of jewelry do they wear every day? They may ooh and aah over intricate pieces, but do they tend toward simpler jewelry? They may like large pieces but feel that it’s too ostentatious for them.
- What’s their personal style? Do they like things that are bold and modern or delicate and classic? One of the biggest issues people run into when buying jewelry is buying something in a style that they don’t like.
- What colors do they wear? You don’t want to go through the cardinal sin of buying yellow gold for someone who only ever wears white gold. People know what goes well with their skin tone and what does not.
Choosing an engagement ring is about making a promise. But it’s about more than that. It’s about showing your partner that you’re paying attention.
You can spend as much money as you want on a ring, but it isn’t going to mean anything unless you can show your partner that you love them and know what they like.
And, of course, engagement rings are expensive one-time purchases, and you aren’t going to be able to sell a completely personalized, custom ring. You want to get it right. (And you want a jeweler standing by who can help you alter the ring if there are just a few things that need to be changed.)
Know About Your Diamonds
A lot of people today are hesitant to get diamonds because they worry they might be conflict diamonds. But while some people are going for non-traditional gems, nothing really says engagement like a diamond. This is for practical reasons and emotional ones; diamonds are one of the least likely stones to break during everyday use. While a sapphire or emerald might be beautiful temporarily, it’s more likely to break.
So, how do you make sure you get diamonds that are morally acceptable?
The best way to get around this carborundum conundrum and still deliver a classic, eternal diamond ring is to work with a company that knows their diamonds. Work with certified companies to be conflict-free and track their diamonds to ensure that they have not been involved in anything unsavory.
If your dealer can’t guarantee the origins of their diamonds, it’s more likely than not that they have a history. But with certified conflict-free diamonds, you can give your loved one the certificate with the perfect engagement ring and let them enjoy their ring worry-free.
Considering The Shape And The Setting
The nuts and bolts of the ring are the shapes and the setting. A jeweler can discuss more what this means.
Certain shapes of diamonds are flashier than others or may have a more classic look than others — it depends on what you’re going for. The flexibility and flash of diamonds are exactly why people are so enamored of them.
The ring setting is what makes its style — that’s what you’re going to need to look at to determine whether it’s something that your soon-to-be-betrothed would really like to wear every day. Setting can be light and delicate or large and bold. They can be in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or any other type of gold.
The diamond itself, of course, is the star, and it’s likely what the majority of your budget is going to go through. So, you should also consider whether you need a large diamond or whether several smaller diamonds might be a better “look.” At the same time, also consider whether you want the ring engraved and, if so, what the perfect inscription should be.
Are You Looking For The Perfect Ring For Your Partner?
If you are getting ready to find the perfect engagement ring for your partner, you need to work with a jeweler that understands these key elements. Don’t let the right moment pass. Come to Occasions Fine Jewelry for a wide selection of beautiful pieces.