If there’s one thing that can make every man shake in his boots, it’s the idea of trying to find the perfect engagement ring. After all, it’s one of the few gifts that you really only ever get one chance at. There’s not much of a chance that you’ll be able to return it for something better, after that the magic’s sort of gone. So that means that there’s a lot of pressure to get it right, and sadly, a lot of people have no idea where to even start. Well, don’t worry, because there are some very simple steps that you can follow in order to make sure that you find the perfect ring that’s guaranteed to make them say, “I do.”
Check your budget
There are a lot of rules about what you should spend on an engagement ring, but in the end here’s the only rule you need to follow: buy what you can afford! There’s no need to cripple yourself trying to by a ring that’s totally out of your price range. If the person that you want to marry feels the same way about you, then the price of the ring isn’t really going to matter!
Choose the style
The cut of the diamond is just about the most important choice that you’re going to have to make when buying an engagement ring, but it’s not the only choice. Of course, the cut will affect the quality and polish of it, but you’ve also got to think about the shape and the style. Will your partner prefer a perfectly round shape or something with more of a pear shape to it? Would it be better to choose something simple and elegant, or has your partner been drooling over rose gold halo engagement rings? These are choices that you’re going to have to make. It’s a good idea to look at the kinds of jewelry that your partner tends to wear already. That will give you a good idea of the kind of style that they prefer.
Make sure it fits
This is probably the most common issue that a lot of people come up against. You might have found the perfect ring, and your partner has said that all-important “yes” but then it comes time to put the ring on their finger. And it won’t go past their knuckle. Nothing puts a downer on the most magical moment of someone’s life than getting the ring stuck halfway up their finger. When getting the ring made, try to sneak one of your partner’s rings away to show to the jeweller. If you’re not able to do that, then you or your partner probably have a friend who you can use as a test subject to make sure that it’s going to fit. That way nothing will happen to ruin the moment when you finally slip it over their finger for the first time.