In order to get your special woman the engagement ring that she will cherish forever, taking the time to shop for that right ring is the most important part of the process.
Whether you plan on spending a significant amount of money for the ring or will be holding back on how much you spend, it is important that you look around (both in-person and online) to see what the best buys are, along with what she most wants.
For many couples, they will end up shopping together, making the engagement ring buying process all the more special.
With that being said, are you ready to have her sparkle with the perfect engagement ring?
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So that you can give her a ring she truly wants, here are a few tips to remember:
- Together or on your own? – For starters, determine if you will be shopping for the ring together or you will mostly do it on your own, that is of course with some recommendations from her. Some women are perfectly fine with giving their guy some advice, and then letting him go and pick out the perfect engagement ring, surprising her when all is said and done. Others, meantime, want to make it a couple affair, browsing for and ultimately buying the ring when they are together at a jewelry store or even online. Decide which route you both want to take so that you are both on the same page;
- Selections to choose from –Whether looking at a morganite and diamond ring or a wide array of other selections, be sure to give yourselves plenty of selections with which to choose from. The best way to go about this is by making sure you visit a number of jewelers in your area. You should also use the Internet (see more below) for ideas. For example, many jewelers nationwide have websites, sites that they post pictures and descriptions of a variety of engagement rings for sale. This will give both of you a better idea of what she wants before you even set foot in a jewelry store. Simply find some rings of interest, and then print out pictures and information that correlate with each one. You can take these printouts into the jewelers, making it easier on them and you in order to find that perfect engagement ring;
- Going online – As mentioned a moment ago, the worldwide web has become more important for couples when it comes to learning about styles and pricing for engagement rings. Along with jeweler websites, you can also visit social media pages for both jewelers and those discussing engagement rings. Many jewelry experts have blogs and other online resources, resources that can provide you with a wealth of information. Also use social sites like Instagram and Pinterest, both of which are great for seeing pages dedicated specifically to jewelry and engagement rings. Don’t be afraid to engage in online discussions, allowing you to get feedback from jewelry experts and others looking to get engaged;
- When and where to present it? – Finally, when and where to present the special ring is a decision many men battle with over time. Do they surprise her when it is just the two of them out somewhere? Does he do it with many others, including family and friends, around to witness it all? If your special lady already knows she is going to be getting an engagement ring sooner rather than later, it pretty much just boils down to a matter of when and where to present her with it. Always try and go for the surprise impact, leaving you both with memories for a lifetime of where you were when she got her proposal.
If you decide to shop together for her engagement ring, make sure you are both on the same page when it comes to what she wants, pricing etc.
The last thing any couple wants to have happen is for there to be notable disagreement during the engagement ring shopping process.
Get the engagement ring done and over with, move along to that big day where you both exchange sacred vows, and then focus on the honeymoon, a time where it will be just the two of you getting away from it all.