So you’ve found the love of your life and you have decided that you want to spend the rest of your life with her. It’s all good deciding this, but the decisions are going to be a little more difficult moving forward with your engagement. Thoughts like where you are going to propose and how you are going to do it are some of the first things that you think about. The next part is the ring. What colour material? What shape of diamond do they want? What size fingers do they have? All these are things that you need to figure out before you go buy a ring. In this article, we will go through how to choose a perfect engagement ring.
Figure Out Your Budget
First of all, there is no point in looking for an engagement ring if you don’t know how much money you can spend on the ring itself. You may find the most perfect ring, but if you can’t afford it, you may be disheartened with what you can afford so it’s best to decide this first. It is a good idea to speak to already married friends and find out how much they spent. The standard well-known statement is that the ring should cost you around 3 months’ wage. This is a good starting point, but this doesn’t have to be three months. It is whatever you can afford as well as the time frame you are willing to wait to save.
Consider Your Partner’s Style
This is an important step as this can help you determine many features of the engagement ring. Do they prefer new or vintage engagement rings, do they prefer Gold, Platinum or white gold? This can be a daunting task as you will want something that matches your personality and is perfect in every way, but there are some easy ways to help you. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do they wear jewellery or not?
- What colour jewellery do they tend to wear?
- Do they wear minimalist clothing and jewellery or extravagant and detailed?
- Do they follow fashion trends or prefer vintage pieces?
If you are struggling to answer these questions, then there are some other ways that can help you to determine the type of ring you want to get.
First, Recall If Anything Has Been Mentioned
Chances are, you have spoken a little bit about getting married and the type of wedding you want. This can help you to determine the type of ring as if they want a big and glamorous wedding, they may want a maximalist ring. If they want something simple and elegant, then they may prefer a simple style ring.
Ask Yourself, What Is Their Lifestyle Like?
It is also worth paying attention to their lifestyle when looking for an engagement ring. Do they have any hobbies or interests? If they have any strenuous hobbies such as rock climbing or weight lifting, chances are they won’t be looking for a ring that gets caught up in anything. This can then determine the type of material they may choose as well as the size of the diamond. If they have strenuous activities, they will need a smaller diamond. Platinum is the hardest metal so this will also be a good choice for the material. Gold is pretty soft and is easier to scratch.
Have A Think About Who Can Help You
Have a think about who can help you on your journey. There are a few easy people that can help you, the first is obviously their best friend as they are probably the person they speak to about these things. If you think their mum can help, this is another great call. Maybe even consult with them both so you have a good idea of the type of ring you should purchase.