Before you can get down on one knee, you need to ensure you have the perfect ring in your pocket. Sure, so it may not affect her decision, but you only get to propose once (hopefully!) and you want to do it right. However, there is a small issue: you haven’t got a clue where to start. Even worse, there is so much choice that it is almost impossible to make a final decision. Okay, just breathe and relax for a moment. The great news is that you don’t have to be an expert in engagement rings. All you have to do is follow these tips and you’ll be fine.
Stick To Your Budget
The first thing to remember is that a perfect rock is one that doesn’t break the bank. Pretty much every ring will cost a fair amount of money, so you need to be ready to splash some cash. It’s an occupational hazard of being in love. Still, there is no reason to saddle you and your bride to be with mountains of debt over a diamond. Instead, choose the one that speaks to you but that is also within your budget. Establishing and sticking to a financial plan is not cheap – it’s necessary.
Research Her Style
If you plan on keeping the proposal a secret, you need to move like a spy. What does that mean? It means you are going to have to be very clandestine in your research. Quite simply, you can’t buy the ring that stands out to you or her friend. Instead, you have to purchase the one that she will love because it is going to be hers for the rest of her life. So, it’s essential to find out where she prefers Tacori or Verragio engagement rings. Also, what type of band girl is she – platinum or white gold? Finally, does she like sleek or big and glamorous? All these questions need answering.
Get A Good Cut
Next up is the diamond. Now, most lay people won’t have a clue what constitutes a good diamond, so you need to think about the 4 Cs. These are the cut, color, clarity, and karat. With the cut, you want to check how the light reflects through the stone. If it projects through the top of the stone, you are onto a winner. The color is a personal preference, yet colorless ones are very expensive so somewhere in between is usually a good choice. The same goes for the clarity, but it refers to imperfections rather than color. Lastly, aim for between half to one karat.
If you are lucky, there will be a ring that is passed down through the generations. Or, her mother may want to start a tradition. Either way, you should think about it long and hard before accepting. Sure, it will save you a job and help ensure you get the right style overall. However, shopping for a ring is a huge part of getting married, and some people don’t want to miss the experience.
All that’s left now is to say good luck!