Choosing an engagement ring is no easy task, there’s no shame in admitting it. Engagement rings are special not only for those who receive them but also for those who have to choose them.
Giving this ring, as well as receiving it as a gift, means experiencing a strong emotion that will be remembered for a lifetime. It means sealing a promise of love, which hopefully will last for the rest of your days.
Especially for a woman, her engagement ring is one of the most important items, perhaps the most important one. You don’t believe it? Then try to as a woman how many times she found herself admiring her engagement ring over the course of her life. Most likely, she will have lost count.
The choice that men face, when they have to buy an engagement ring, is then crucial. Exciting, for sure, but so crucial that it can lead to some anxiety and confusion. Friends are relatives often are a reliable source of advice but sometimes you need to take a step further, especially if you are planning to amaze your woman.
Thankfully, you got yourself a guide that will tell you how to choose the perfect engagement ring for her. So, without further ado, let’s dive into it!
- Think carefully about your girlfriend’s style
The moment you step into a jewelry store you’ll find yourself surrounded by tons of engagement rings: in gold or platinum, simple or elaborate, with a ruby or a diamond. Therefore, you need to start paying attention to the types of jewelry your future bride wears. Days, weeks, even months before you go ahead and buy the ring.
For example, if she is wearing silver, she will definitely like a white gold or platinum engagement ring. On the other hand, if she loves elaborate designs, she will probably like a ring that immediately catches the eye for its shape and lines. And if she wears very few pieces of jewelry, your choice probably will have to be more traditional, to avoid risks.
Above all, pay attention to the signals she sends: which jewels grab her attention when she looks at the window of a jewelry store? Does she like the ring her friend just received from her boyfriend? These are simple but effective questions to ask yourself.
But most importantly, the best way to find out about your girlfriend’s taste is to listen to her. Most likely, she has already told you about how her dream engagement ring looks like. You only need to pay attention to it.
- Set a budget and maximize it
“The bigger the diamond, the greater the love for the bride-to-be”. How many times have you felt like this, while thinking about the right engagement ring to buy? Well, hopefully, it’ll make you feel better to know that you couldn’t be more wrong. What really matters is that you show love and passion, that you follow your heart. If your woman truly loves you, she will appreciate the gesture. But if she’ll be disappointed by your choice, not finding it “expensive enough”, well…maybe you need to ask yourself if that is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with!
However, if you want to make the best out of the financial resources you have, these tips could do the trick. For example, you could ask for a diamond with a larger upper face size: it will shine less, but it will certainly be larger. Or, you may try to ask to see the size in carats immediately smaller than the one you wanted: the difference will be almost imperceptible to your eyes but huge for your wallet!
- Consider different gemstones, not only diamonds
If you are wondering why diamonds are by far the most chosen gemstones for an engagement ring, you probably don’t know that it’s a matter of symbolism. “Diamond” is a word that derives from the Greek “Adamas” (αδαμας) and it means indomitable, invincible.
In fact, diamonds are the hardest and most resistant gem, a metaphor to describe what marriage should stand for.
However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot go for a different gemstone. Blu Sapphire rings or even moonstone rings are actually a great way to surprise your beloved and add a bit of color to your relationship. After all, marriage is said to be forever and we all want it to keep surprising us along the way, don’t we?
- Choose the right metal
This is a very personal choice. As said before, you have to try and understand the personal taste of your beloved by studying her behavior and her choices. And this way, you can also understand if your girlfriend has particular preferences for a specific metal or color. For instance, white gold is particularly modern, while yellow gold is a great classic. Rose gold, with its antique charm, is perfect for a romantic woman, or for those who love a retro style. And platinum is the right choice for fierce and brilliant women.
Choosing the engagement ring for your woman is going to be one of the most decisive moments of your life. It is the first step towards a future together and it is something most women take into great consideration. But don’t be scared, these tips should do the trick.
Piergiorgio Sgarlata has been working as a copywriter and online marketeer for 3 years. SEO is his main area of expertise and you can find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seo-content-writer/