Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
If you’re ready to pop the question, it’s time to buy a ring. Shopping for an engagement ring is a special time in your life. There are many things to consider and the stakes are high. Use the following tips to make the most out of your experience and get the answer you want to hear: yes.
Personal Taste and Style
Does your loved one like showy and extravagant jewellery? Then the simple solitaire look is not for them. Does the love of your life appreciate quality over quantity? Then you might want to invest in a smaller but better quality diamond. While this tip might seem obvious, many people fail to look for a ring that reflects their loved one’s personal taste and style. But this is important if you want to please her and ensure that she wears the ring on a regular basis.
New or Vintage
A growing trend in the engagement ring market is vintage and antique rings. This means that you will need to decide whether you want to purchase a new, contemporary ring or shop for an antique piece. If you go for antique or vintage rings, you have many options. You can pass down a ring from your grandmother, or you can shop at a antique shop. There’s no wrong or right answer, but as mentioned above, make sure that the choice reflects your loved one’s personal taste and style.
Diamonds or a Different Gem
Engagement rings come in all shapes, sizes, and stones. While traditional engagement rings feature diamonds, you don’t have to stick to this classic stone. Instead, you can go for an engagement ring featuring sapphire, ruby, or emeralds. Many couples are also going for pearls.