One of the most defining and significant milestones in any romantic relationship is the engagement period. You can even say that the engagement is the penultimate event in the relationship. This is the last important step couples can take before they fully cement their relationship, love and commitment to each other through a wedding or matrimonial ceremony.
Since engagement is a significant step couples have to take before getting married, many men really put a lot of time and effort in looking for and getting the best engagement ring for their partner. After all, the engagement ring is also a crucial factor that can help men get that resounding “yes” when they propose to their partner.
For men who are looking for an amazing diamond ring to give to their partner when they propose, below are some helpful tips you can consider to make sure that you will be investing in the best and most ideal one for your soon-to-be fiancée:
Prepare and follow a budget. Make sure you have a realistic price range in mind. Going in with fairly specific parameters will help your jeweler at the shop find the right engagement ring to fit your budget.
Know what kind of jewelry your partner loves or prefers wearing. Know if you partner prefers modern or classic styles or designs of jewelry. Does she like feminine or sophisticated designs, delicate or bulky, and simple or ornate types of jewelry? Make sure you have these preferences in mind when you set out to shop. If you buy something similar to what she already likes, you won’t go wrong.
Take note of her ring size. If she owns or wears some rings, borrow one she already owns. Trace the inner circle on a piece of paper and bring this with you when you go shopping. You can also slide one of your partner’s rings down one of your own fingers and draw a line where it stops. The jeweller can use these measurements to identify her approximate ring size.
Find out what diamond shape suits your partner. Diamonds come in various shapes. As such, you also need to make sure to choose the best one that would suit your partner. Keep in mind that your partner will be wearing this ring almost every day. As such, it should go with everything, from jeans to formal gowns. Certain shapes pair also more successfully with other gems in multi-stone rings. Round, oval and marquise-shaped diamonds all work well. Pear and heart shape stones are more challenging.
Finally, make sure you will be buying from a reputable jewellery store. To make sure that the diamond is authentic and you have a wider range of options to choose from, always select a jeweller that has a good reputation.