If you are about to take the plunge and do not know where to begin, worry no more. Here are a few tips that we have tried and tested through the years with our clients.
When it comes to engagement rings - there are so many things to know. There's an understanding of the 4CS (click here for a quick video tutorial), ring styles, and many other components. The most important thing you can do first is this: RESEARCH. Having basic knowledge about the 4CS and what they mean will help you in determining what works for you. Being armed with this information will also help you in determining your budget. Do not forget that it is also important to know all about GIA Certificates and why they're the best quality you can find today.
Listen to her hints, visit her Pinterest board.
The first basic rule any jeweler would ask you is this: what does she want? Now, not all guys would immediately know the answer so it's important to listen to her hints, visit her Pinterest board, and have a conversation with the ones closest to her. It is also important to get her ring size because you would want the ring to fit the first time.
Know your budget.
The trickiest part of any engagement ring process is the budget. Some guys still believe the old rule that you have to spend at least three months worth of your salary on a ring! Thankfully, we no longer believe in that rule. Instead, we believe that it is not healthy to start off your marriage with huge debt. Your budget is very personal so find one that works for you. Make sure it is a number you are comfortable with and know that at the end of the day, it's not the price tag that will make her say yes.
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Find a jeweler you can trust.
Last but definitely not the least, it is important to find a jeweler that you can trust. Check out reviews, take advice from men who have been there for, and go with your gut. In today's world of information, you need someone who will genuinely give you advice and find you the best possible ring. This is your once in a lifetime chance and you want it to be as special as possible.
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