If you are in the market for an engagement ring, congratulations! No doubt you are feeling the nerves and stress that comes with popping the big question! Choosing the right engagement ring for your loved one can be extremely hard but with a bit of guidance you will be on your way to narrowing down your options and walking away with a stunning piece.
It is important to know that everyone is different and everyone’s choice in jewellery is different, so remember to keep in mind who you are buying the ring for.
What is your budget
This is one of the biggest decisions you need to make before even stepping foot into a jewellery store. Knowing the amount you intend to spend on the ring will allow you to explore all of your options before making a final decision. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to how much you should spend on an engagement ring so that is completely up to you and how much you can afford to spend. Remember, an engagement ring is more about the gesture rather than the price tag so working within your means will enable you to make the perfect decision.
Consider who the ring is for
Jewellery is very personal and everyone’s likes are different. While some people prefer larger statement pieces, others prefer more subtle pieces. This is no different when it comes to an engagement ring. Think carefully about the person you are buying for and what they wear on a day to day basis. Ensuring the ring matches their personality will mean they are happy to wear their engagement ring every day.
Work with a jeweller
Working with a jeweller is a wise decision when it comes to buying an engagement ring. Following on from our first point, a certified jeweller will be able to assist you and show you all the options available to you. They will also have a solid knowledge on engagement rings including shapes, sizes, carats, metals and designs.
Choose a gemstone
Most engagement rings feature a diamond as the centre stone. Is this something your partner would want? Roughly 90% of engagement rings showcase a diamond, this is closely followed by sapphires. If your partner wears rings regularly take note of what colours they incorporate. Or, if you know your partner likes jewellery that is unique, then consider something with a pop of colour. Speak to your jeweller if you are unsure of the options available when it comes to gemstones.
Choose your metal
Gold, platinum, silver or rose gold, what will you choose? Does your loved one have a preference for certain metals? If so, this will make your choice much easier. If not, then ask your jeweller to show you the metal options available within your price range. Seeing the precious metal choices first hand will allow you to get a good understanding of the differences and in turn allow you to make your final decision on the metal.
Consider a custom design
Sometimes you will view the options available but not fall in love with anything you have seen. This is where a custom made piece can be your best bet. If you decide a bespoke piece is for you, find a master jeweller that has experience designing and making stunning engagement rings. The benefit of going down the custom design route is that you have complete control over the ring design. From shape, colour, size and cut, you call the shots.
Speak to Varoujan Jewellers
The team at Varoujan Jewellers are dedicated to helping you find the perfect engagement ring. We take our role in the process very seriously and take the time to ensure you find exactly what you are looking for. Our master jewellers are experienced in designing and creating exquisite engagement rings. We work closely with you to make sure you walk away with a piece you are proud to propose with.
Contact us today or visit us in store to learn more about how we can help you find the engagement ring of your dreams!