What you need to know before you pick the right Engagement Ring **

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Getting engaged and putting on a ring on your finger or your partner’s can be one of the most memorable experience of your life. The engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment to the relationship hence picking the right ring is so important. Engagement rings come in all sort of shapes and colours now from the traditional single diamond engagement rings, the three stone rings to even cluster engagement rings. Some modern couples are even opting for just an engagement band or one with a ruby or sapphire stone on it instead of a diamond for something different. Our article on what you need to know before you pick the right engagement ring is so informative for anyone who is planning to buy an engagement ring. So read on for some fine tips.

 

Family Jewels

First of all, speak to your parents / grandparents about your partner and tell them that you are planning to propose. Find out if they have any family jewels which you can use to propose.  You never know as they may have a priceless family heirloom which has been used by your ancestors to pass on to you and the special person in your life.

 

Cost / Budget

If you don’t have any family jewels, then be realistic and look at how much you have money to spend, an engagement ring can cost anywhere from £100 for a simple make to £10,000 for a more exquisite ring.  Visit shops or engagement ring websites to look out for discounts or sales. By looking at the choices available in the market and your budget, you would know how much to spend or need to save for. Most importantly stick to your budget once you set it.

 

Precious Metal / Gemstone

Next consider the ring style, the type of precious metal and if you want a diamond or gemstone on the ring. If its a surprise proposal, discreetly ask your parner or a friend to find out about the ring size and preference.  I personally love gold bands, but current trend also include more modern precious metals such as rose gold, white gold, platinum or titanium. As yourself if you want to get a diamond or gemstone on the ring. If you are getting diamond, remember your 4 C’s when choosing your stone which is cut, colour, clarity and carat.

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Ring Ideas / Design

Look out for ideas on the internet on your preferred design / pattern so you know if you would like a classic pattern or conventional styles. You can now even find that ordering a customade ring is so easy online as in the the shop.  Some of the current designs include twisted rings or jewelled bands amongst others.

 

Certification

Make sure your ring comes with all the necessary certification / guarantee to prove its authenticity. If you are purchasing a diamond ring, make sure the shop has obtained the diamond from legitimate sources and the diamonds are conflict-free.

 

These are just some tips on what you need to know before picking the right engagement ring. Hope it post has helped you.

 

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15 Comments

  1. July 13, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I think it’s so important to have a bit of an idea of what you want before going but also trying on lots of designs as so many things look different when you try them on. I worked in a jewellers for about 8 years so helped a lot of people choose rings x

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 13, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      What a wonderful job you have had Rhian, seeing all those happy customers and how in love they must be after getting their ring.

  2. July 13, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Great advice. My best friend just got her engagement ring. It’s got a beautiful bright green stone in it.

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 13, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      How wonderful! We guess she has gone for the new and more modern look of gemstones

  3. July 13, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    getting a certification for the diamond is key – it wasn’t something that I knew about until we got my own 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 13, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Ah wonderful that you know about it now Rebecca x

  4. July 13, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    My husband chose my engagement ring, so he’s the expert in our house! I remember him explaining to me the process of choosing each aspect and it sound so precise 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 13, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Yes there is so much to choosing the right stones, but of course the 4Cs are the most important x

  5. July 14, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    There’s a lot to picking out an engagement ring. It’s the ring a woman is going to treasure for life, the process is detailed and not as simple as just seeing one and saying – yeah that’s the one

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 14, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Absolutely, so much thought process goes into picking the ring

  6. Lauretta at Home and Horizon
    July 15, 2018 / 10:11 am

    This is really useful to all those who are planning to buy an engagement ring for their girlfriends! These are all important points.

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 15, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Thank you Lauretta, appreciate your comments

  7. July 16, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    These are really great tips, I do not really know much about what one must know before buying an engagement ring.

  8. July 17, 2018 / 7:06 am

    My fiancee chose my ring and it was beautiful, only problem is that rings make me feel super claustrophobic so we just ended up selling it and going on holiday. Haha! Good job he isn’t sensitive!

    Katie xoxo

    • yeahlifestyle
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      July 17, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Hahahah that’s a funny story indeed. I guess your situation is different to most others who would love a ring

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