In the movies, we often see a male character entering a jewellery store, approaching the counter and choosing a ring that he thinks his girlfriend will like. There is no fitting of the ring, no question of price and no discussion of the cut or shape of the diamond. In real life however, purchasing an engagement rings seldom works this well, and is not that easy. However, it can be a simple process if you know what you are looking for and have a clear idea of what you want to spend.
Engagement rings, contrary to popular belief, do not have to be extremely expensive or contain a huge diamond. In fact, many women will tell you that they have a preference in terms of the shape, cut and size of the diamond, so it helps to know your future fiancé’s taste before you purchase a ring. Generally, if you pay attention, this is information that will come to light when watching a movie, walking past a jewellery store or looking at someone else’s jewellery. Some women prefer a princess cut diamond, others a pear-shape. Some prefer white diamonds while others like their diamonds with a yellow tint. These preferences are easily picked up if the man in question pays attention.
The size of diamond engagement rings is also important, since the woman who will be wearing it will likely want to slip it onto her finger immediately. If the proposal has been discussed between the partners, it is often wise to go into a store together, or shop online together, in order to determine the correct size. If the proposal is a surprise, simply borrowing a ring belonging to your girlfriend and using it to get the right size will make it a lot easier to get the right fit. Know that no matter what the size, rings can be adjusted, that is, made smaller or larger, so if the ring doesn’t fit exactly, you don’t need to worry.
Buying engagement wedding rings is a process that need not be stressful and should be a good starting point for the entire proposal. Ensure you have the right size, know your partner’s taste and you will make the right purchase.