Falling in love is a fantastic feeling, and knowing you have found the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with is amazing! The next big step is to propose them and tell the world that you belong to each other. The first thing that you need to do is get an engagement ring.
Here are some steps that will help you in finding the perfect engagement ring:
Do Your Research
The first thing you need to do is research, so you can see what is trending these days. One great place where you can get several ideas from is Pinterest. After you have saved a number of pictures, look at the common theme and ask yourself the following questions:
- What kind of shapes do I like?
- What kind of stone settings do I like?
- What kind of designs do I like?
Ask Someone Who Knows
You can take help from your mother or any trusted friend and ask them the cuts that women generally prefer. Most of your family and friends will love to help.
Know the Stone You Want
Make sure you know what kind of stone you want. Generally people opt for diamonds, but why stick to that when you have a cheaper and equally beautiful option in moissanite. After you have decided the stone, the next step is to select the shape of the stone. Some of the options that you can consider are:
If you like tradition, go for a round or princess cut, but if you want something unique you can go for a heart, oval, or pear.
Select the Metal
What kind of metal do you want? Do you want gold, platinum, or rose gold? One great tip is to see the metal that your better half usually wears and opt for the same one.
Think about the Setting
There are so many different settings that you can choose from:
- Split shanks
Here are some tips that will help you out:
Ditch the 3 Month Rule
It is said that people should spend at least three-month’s salary in order to get the perfect diamond ring. Ditch this rule, and buy the ring according to your budget.
Ask the Return Policy
Make sure that you ask the return policy in case your fiancé/girlfriend does not like the ring or wants to exchange it.
Start Preparing for the Proposal
Start sorting out all the details about how you will be proposing. Make reservations, arrange for some friends and family to be there, hire an undercover photographer. There are so many options and ideas it's best to get planning in advance.