8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Pick Out the Perfect Engagement Ring
Thinking about popping the big question? Whether you have started looking for engagement rings for your special someone for a while now or are just beginning to consider the idea, there are some key questions each person should ask in order to pick out an engagement ring. Here are the top eight questions you should ask yourself before choosing your perfect ring.
- What is my price range?
Before looking through the never-ending list of engagement ring options, it is important to sit down and figure out exactly how much you can, or would like to spend, on an engagement ring. There are beautiful options for every price point. Once you have an idea of what you would like to spend, you can save or budget accordingly. Securing a price point will allow you to narrow down your options.
- What gemstone am I looking for?
Another question to ask is what kind of gemstone you are looking for in a ring. While a diamond is the traditional gemstone of choice, a diamond isn’t the only kind of gemstone you can select for an engagement ring. Many couples are choosing other precious gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires or topaz. Many rings also offer a combination of gemstones, creating a unique and personalized look.
- What metal am I looking for?
In addition to selecting a gemstone, you will need to narrow down what kind of precious metals you are looking for. Some options include gold, rose gold or silver, depending on the look you or your significant other is going for. A good way to determine which metal to choose for your significant other is to look at the current jewelry she is already wearing. If she frequently wears a silver-toned necklace or earrings, there is a good chance that selecting an engagement ring made from a silver-toned metal, such as white gold or platinum, will compliment her current jewelry and choice in style.
- Am I looking for a ring from a particular designer?
Some brides-to-be will be looking for an engagement ring from a particular jewelry designer, such as Dora, Elma Gil, Metropolitan or Romance. Each ring designer has its own unique style and offers its own characteristic bridal look.
- Am I considering a custom designed ring?
Some individuals are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind, custom designed ring. With a custom designed engagement ring, you are in the driver’s seat from start to finish, beginning with the conceptual stages, to choosing the exact gemstones and metals, to bringing to creation to life. Master Jewelers can walk you through the process step-by-step, offering best-in-class expertise and years of experience.
- What style am I looking for?
Style is also an important consideration when looking at engagement ring options. Are you looking for a classic-looking, vintage or halo ring? Are you looking for a princess cut or solitaire ring? While the options can seem overwhelming, experts in the industry can walk you through the choices and help you select the ring that is right for you and your significant other.
- Am I considering a wedding band to go with it?
An additional consideration when it comes to engagement rings is if you are looking to purchase a wedding band to go with the engagement ring. Many engagement rings come in bridal sets with the wedding ring included, or a complimentary wedding band that can be purchased at a later date to go with it. It is important to look ahead at wedding band options while engagement ring shopping to plan ahead, both from a budget and style standpoint.
- Am I looking for a warranty to go with the ring?
Many jewelers offer warranties to go with the purchase of an engagement ring. It is important to look for a jeweler that provides a warranty on their items, free of charge. Ask potential jewelers what their warranty policies are when you are considering purchasing a ring.
No matter what engagement ring you decide to go with, asking these eight valuable questions will help you get there. Contact Master Jewelers experts to help you walk through these questions and select your perfect ring. Get started today!