Engagement Ring Buying Guide

by Louise Manning

8th December 2018

So the age old rule or myth states any partner intending to propose should invest a complete three months value of wages on the ring.

But that’s all just a myth/ story what should you really invest? This all comes down to you and your fiancé to be situation. Are you saving for a home? Are you paying off debts? Entering in another debt is something you should consider carefully. But also it should really be something you discuss with your fiancé. Maybe she wants a simple and petite ring, maybe she what’s a huge diamond, also what style ring suits her?

One suggestion is discuss the style of rings with her if she’s not already dropping hints. Ladies give your partners some guidance and suggestions walking around at the shops show your fiancé the styles you love. Generally you would get the vibe or hints from your fiancé when their considering popping the question work with them help them out.

Here’s a quick guide either way.

Step 1.

Decide your budget what can you afford, are you taking out a loan to cover the costs? Once you have a budget you can progress to the next step.

Step 2.

What ring size is your fiancé to be, maybe her mother or friend can help you out here or trace an existing ring of hers and take it too your jeweller to measure the size. Rings can always be resized so if it’s not perfect it’s not the end of the world.

Step 3.

Decide on a style try to get your fiancé input here. Most common styles are Halo, Three Stone, Solitaire, Vintage, Fancy. Or create a custom design. Once a design is chosen your ready for the next step.

Step 4. 

The metal colour, so general way to work this out is what your fiancé wears most. The most common choices are platinum, rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, palladium and silver.

Step 5.

Decide on the 4 C’s the diamond’s Cut, Clarity, Colour, & Carat Budget will have a huge impact on your choice of diamond.

Step 6.

Decide on the diamonds shape, your options here are Round, Princess, Emerald, Asscher, Marquise, Oval, Radiant, Pear, Heart or Cushion.

Once all this is decided head to your chosen jewellery shop or visit a few and compare prices and get shopping.

 If your a girlfriend reading this and you need your fiancé to know this info send him a link to my Blog. Most people have no diamond or ring knowledge what so ever. If your lucky and the proposal is a surprise generally you can go shopping with your fiancé and pick their ring, where together you can decide the metal, shape, width, pattern, texture and engraving in 6 easy equally easy steps.

 Hoping you find this Engagement ring Buying guide Helpful, happy ring shopping.