The engagement ring and wedding ring that you and your partner buy will carry for (hopefully) the rest of your life. Buying a ring is therefore not an easy task. There is a lot to think about – both in terms of lifestyle factors and quality. In this blog post, we compile 5 tips on what to consider when buying a wedding ring.
1. Determine budget
Before you go out in search of an engagement ring, it’s important to nail your budget. Do not start looking at rings that you cannot afford because you tend to be disappointed if you are then forced to look at rings of another quality.
It is advisable to start saving on time so that you have the opportunity to buy the ring you or your partner wants. Remember that a ring is an eternal symbol of your love that your partner will carry throughout your life. It is therefore not a place to stumble. At the same time, there are many good alternatives for those who do not have the financial space to invest in an expensive ring. Don’t let the ring become an obstacle to your marriage! We meet many people who hit the hook on themselves by stressing themselves over the cost of the engagement ring.
2. Determine the shape of the diamond
Before buying your engagement ring or wedding ring, you should consider what shape you or your partner prefers when the shape determines the nature of the ring. The most common shapes to which diamonds are cut are round, princess, asscher, heart, pillow, oval, navette, and pear.
3. The diamond’s four C
If it is a diamond that you intend to buy, you should keep track of the four Cs: carat, color, cut, and clarity. The four C diamonds are a quality assessment of international standards. Jewelry shops are educated on the subject and can guide you if you want more in-depth information. You can also read more about the topic via this link.
4. Ring material
If diamonds do not appeal to you, a smooth ring may be an option. When buying a smooth ring, you should make a decision about which material you prefer. Do you or your partner want a traditional silver or gold ring or do other metals such as titanium, platinum appeal to you better? This guide describes the advantages and disadvantages of each metal.
5. Measure the size by including other rings
The last thing that is important to consider when buying an engagement ring or wedding ring is the size. Keep in mind that the size of your fingers may vary depending on temperature. For example, the fingers tend to swell in the summer.
If you are going to buy a ring for your partner whose size is unknown, you can borrow a ring from him/her and have the jeweler use it when recommending a size.