If you have got engaged to your fiancé but there’s no ring yet in sight, you actually have a fantastic and exciting opportunity ahead of you. While this is a somewhat unconventional way to get engaged, more and more couples are opting to pick THE ring together, rather than the one who proposes buying it alone
Choosing an engagement ring as a couple is a great bonding experience, but it can be tricky if you’re unsure where to start. In this guide we will explore how to go about picking the right ring for your budget and style preference!
Consult a diamond specialist
The worst thing you can do when buying an engagement ring is show up at a chain store and buy a ring off the cuff. You will probably be being charged inflated prices for what you get, and you don’t know where this diamond or other precious stone has even come from
Consulting a diamond or general specialist lets you examine what exactly you could get for your ring budget. If you know you want a 2 carat diamond ring, for example, you can find Your Diamond Guru 2 carat diamond ring price guide from a diamond specialist who will break down how the piece is priced.
Opt for a private jeweller
Just like we mentioned earlier, chain stores are good for buying a ring fast – but you’ll get far more bang for your buck with a private jeweller. Private jewellers can consult with you on the style, size and setting of stones you want on the engagement ring, working closely to find your perfect fit
When it comes to finding a private jeweller, there are a few priorities you should look for when finding the perfect fit. These include:
- Ethics. Unfortunately, many diamonds and other precious stones are sourced from irresponsible manufacturers and miners that compromise on human ethics. Make sure to choose a jeweller with transparency
- Transparency. If your private jeweller acts shady at any point, such as masking costs or behaving strangely, you should see this as a red flag
- Flexibility. Ultimately, the jeweller is making the ring for YOU – so don’t be afraid to change your mind and be flexible, they should be expecting it
Let the wearer make the final decision.
While buying your engagement ring is a group effort and should be taken seriously by both of you, ultimately, the person wearing the ring needs to make the final decision about which one they want. To wear something on your hand for the rest of your life means you really need to love it and wear it with pride – so don’t be afraid to put your foot down and ensure you get the ring you wanted in the first place!
If you are going down the unconventional route of picking the engagement ring as a couple, use this guide to help you get the ring of your dreams for the price you deserve! Don’t settle for less, insist on the best.
Thank you for reading! I hope you’re feeling excited about your engagement or even just secretly pondering your future engagement. I know I am…