Selecting an Engagement Ring
Picking out the best engagement ring can sometime feel like natural assignment more so if you trust your intuitions very well. However, you may be unhappily shocked to realize that it’s not easy to arbitrarily walk into a jewelry store and soon emerge with an engagement ring that is perfect. Don’t forget that an engagement ring is one of the special accessories that your spouse will be adorning every single day so if you fail getting the right one, it will mean that you will be wearing an accessory that you really don’t like hence wasting money because it won’t be worn as expected. The following are some few elements that can give guidance on how to pick out the best engagement ring that can save you future agony and the same time be attractive to your spouse.
The first thing you should consider is the taste and preference. It is always easier to pick out an engagement ring from the counter if you are purchasing for yourself. But if you’re choosing it for your partner, then you will need to have spent some enough time with them to know their style and the kind of things they like. Sometimes though, you may have to just act on a hunch and hope that they’ll like it, particularly if you trust yourself to harbor supremely good taste.
Ensure that you get the size of the ring right as well. This one is tricky to get right too especially if you’re buying it for your partner and you want it to be a surprise. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can use to ensure that you get the size right without spoiling the surprise. One idea is to secretly “steal” one of their rings and go with it to the jewelry store. With this, you are guaranteed that the new ring will fit perfectly. You could also try the more old-school approach of tying a string around their ring finger while they are asleep and then taking note of the dimensions of the string. Thankfully though, most jewelry stores know that there are chances of getting the size wrong and therefore offer a resizing service either for free, or for a small fee based on their terms and conditions.
Another important consideration is the budget that you’ve set aside for the ring. The cost of an engagement ring can greatly vary from the cheap and low-quality ones that barely maintain their sparkle for a week, to the obscenely expensive ones that the “high and mighty” buy to make a statement. Beauty, however, is in the eyes of the beholder and buying an extremely expensive ring does not always translate to how stunning it looks. When choosing, go for the one that gives you the best value at the right price.