Popping the question is a stressful event. Yet, it is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life. To avoid any mishaps, it is best that you pre-plan the day extensively. Pay attention to every minute details, have backup plans, and feel free to take help from your friends and family. Whatever your plan is, remember that in the moment, the emotions will make everything look beautiful. However, one thing that you cannot afford to get wrong in the ring! This ring is going to be on her hand all her life. It is an expensive purchase too. Our guide will help you spend your money the right way so that you have no regrets in the future!
Decide a budget
Before you head out on a search for the perfect ring, determine how much you’re willing to spend. Yes, it is an important purchase that’ll last your partner a lifetime but, you also shouldn’t go broke trying to get engaged. Don’t make the mistake of looking at rings without a preset budget. You’ll find the most luxurious pieces in the market. These choices can make you feel overwhelmed. Prevent yourself from this stress. Fix a maximum amount that you can spend. Then, start visiting jewelers who accommodate that budget. You can ask your married friends for advice or simply search online. Having a budget will limit your search from the entire city to specific shops that actually suit your budget.
Choose a style
An engagement ring should suit your style as a couple. There are high chances that you and your partner have very differing taste. But, you don’t want a ring that she’d like and you won’t, or you’d like and she won’t. This is why you have to find a common ground in terms of what style will look good on your partner and you’d like it too. Meanwhile, you also need to find the exact size of your partner. Yes, you can get the ring resized in the future but the truth is, you wouldn’t want to get into that hassle immediately after the proposal. Your partner would want to wear the ring and flaunt it to the world. This is why you have to make sure you get the right size in the first attempt. Getting the size can be a tricky job. One way is to sneakily steal one of her rings that fits her ring finger. You can also ask her friends to help you. If all else fails, think of an excuse to tie a string around her finger. Mark the string and measure it later.
Choose the material
Now comes the fun part. Choose between different metal options. You have the option of yellow gold, white gold, platinum, titanium, and silver gold. The metal should also coincide with the choice of the stone. Diamonds are a common choice but you can also go for a birthstone or some other special rock that has significant meaning. You will also be decoding the clarity of the stone and the carats of the metal at this stage These choices majorly depend on your budget and style.
The final step is to choose a cut. This is the most important factor that determines how a ring would look. From small stones lined in the band to a high stone standing upright, the options are endless.
A favor you can do to yourself is to start as soon as possible. Give yourself ample time to make the decisions. Rushed decisions will be stressful and probably something you’ll regret in the future.