Selecting an Engagement Ring
Picking out the best engagement ring can sometime feel like natural assignment more so if you trust your intuitions very well. But as you may soon find out in an unpleasantly surprising way, you can’t randomly walk into a jewelry store and expect to emerge with the perfect engagement ring. Bear in mind that an engagement ring is an intimate accessory that either you or your significant other will be wearing on almost a daily basis so if you get it wrong, that would imply having to tolerate living with something you don’t like or losing your cash on something that doesn’t get worn. The following are some few elements that can give guidance on how to pick out the best engagement ring that can save you future agony and the same time be attractive to your spouse.
The first and most important is on taste and preference. This is easier if the engagement ring is yours. But if you’re choosing it for your partner, then you will need to have spent some enough time with them to know their style and the kind of things they like. In some instances though, you may have to trust your gut feeling and make a choice in the hope that they’ll like it if you strongly believe in your ability to make a good judgment.
Ensure that you get the size of the ring right as well. This is particularly challenging if the intended recipient of the ring is your partner and you still want to maintain the element of surprise. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can use to ensure that you get the size right without spoiling the surprise. One idea is to secretly “steal” one of their rings and go with it to the jewelry store. This is a sure way of getting the ring fit on you perfectly. You may also choose to go with the more dishonorable approach of tying a thread around their finger as they sleep, and then afterward marking the dimensions of the string. Luckily, a good number of jewelry store are aware of chances that the ring might not be fitting appropriately hence offer a resizing service freely or at a small fee basing on terms that were agreed upon.
An additional element that should be put in place is the budget that the ring is set aside for. The cost of engagement rings can range from the downright cheap ones that fade within the first week of wearing to the obnoxiously expensive ones that celebrities buy to make a statement. Beauty, however, is in the eyes of the beholder and buying an extremely expensive ring does not always translate to how stunning it looks. Try to find the right balance between price and value.