Getting the Engagement Ring right can be difficult, and you need to keep the element of surprise. So, to help you on the purchase of your Diamond Engagement Ring journey with us, we’ve given you a few important tips to help you purchase the perfect Engagement Ring for the love of your life.
1. The 4 Cs
It’s so important that you understand the 4C’s as there is a lot to know about jewellery and how the Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat can determine the overall look and quality of your Diamond Engagement Ring. To gain more of an understanding of the 4C’s, view our Diamonds Blog. This will provide you with lots of detail, so you fully know and understand the 4C’s like never before.
2. Know Your Diamonds
You need to know what style of diamond she likes. There are so many different shapes and styles of diamonds to choose from, so it’s important you understand her style. Whether she likes a more modern, contemporary, or traditional style, matching this to her Diamond Engagement Ring will show just how much you care and love her. Again, you can visit our Diamonds Blog where we go into detail about the different styles of Diamonds that are available today and that will meet your budget
3. Knowing Your Partners Styles
As you go shopping together with your partner keep a look out what type of styles and designs you partner is looking at when going past Jewellery stores or when she gives you hints and tips but don’t give away the element of surprise. If this fails to work, you may want to consult some of her friends and family to get some ideas and people who have been through it before. This should give you a pretty good idea of her style and taste in rings.
4. Consider the Precious Metal
Getting the right Precious Metal is also just as important as the style. You can choose the precious metal based on the profession your partner is in, for example if they are in an office-based job you can select any precious metal as it is not a job that requires a lot of lifting. However, if they are in a demanding job, which requires some amount of lifting a hard-precious metal such as Platinum will be a better choice over say 18ct White Gold.
To get a better understanding of the types of precious metals available, visit our Ring Buying Guide and you will see Metal Choices, once you click on metal choices you will be able to see the properties of each precious metal making it that much easier in selecting the right precious metal for her Diamond Engagement Ring that would also meet your budget.
5. The Sign of Quality
Remember to look for a British Assay Office Hallmark on the Ring as well as a Diamond Certificate (if the ring has a single diamond bigger than 0.30ct) if you have opted for a Diamond Ring. This makes the Ring far easier to insure. But most importantly, having the correct certificates and assurance gives you piece of mind, knowing you’ve brought a high-quality Diamond Engagement Ring that embodies trust, truth and love.
All our Jewellery is British Hallmarked by the UK Assay Office and all our Diamond Engagement Rings, with single stones above 0.30ct, are also supplied with a detailed diamond certificate from a world-renowned reputable Diamond Laboratory, GIA, HRD and IGI.
6. Know her Ring Size
This is something that can be hard to do without giving it all away. One thing that most people do is secretly take a ring that fits her to a jeweller to get measured so you know her exact finger size, and then put the ring back when she is out or when she is not looking.
7. Decide your Budget
Now, the all important price- it’s time to set the budget. By looking around at Diamond Rings at premium quality High Street Jewellers, you can get a pretty clear idea on prices and what your proposed budget can get you. Remember, when you set your budget that you are looking for a ring that lasts a lifetime of love– so you would need a ring handcrafted to the highest quality standards that will last the test of time, is of very good build quality, that is not hollow on the shoulders of the ring, that will not wear down rapidly, breakdown, discolours or find that the diamonds have fallen out in time due to poor craftsmanship.
Remember to also consider things like Engraving which some jewellers charge for. The cost for engraving is anything between £40.00 to £60.00 per ring when shopping in High Street Stores.
We at Je t’aime offer FREE Engraving as we want all our rings to be sentimental and special to each couple. So, in years to come when you can look at your unique message, you remember a time which was so loving and magical.
8. Shopping Around
Shopping around is really important as the main goal is to find the Dream Engagement Ring at the right price. Here at Je t’aime, we have low prices to meet your budget with a wide variety of Engagement Rings to choose from. Our Jewellery Consultants will work with you to find that all important perfect Diamond Engagement Ring at your pace as we want you to get it right for that perfect proposal. Don’t forget the Diamond Engagement Ring will be worn for a very long time and it needs to be perfect in every way and our job is to find the perfect one that meets your expectations.
So that’s it… the perfect buying guide to help purchase THE Dream Engagement Ring. We at Je t’aime offer a wide variety of unique and diverse Engagement Rings- Book a Free Home Visit to set your dream proposal apart from the rest!