How to Choose an Engagement Ring

There are few things more exciting (and nerve wracking) than picking out the right engagement ring for the love of your life. However, shopping for the perfect ring shouldn’t be stressful. Here are a few tips that will help you pick out a beautiful engagement ring for your bride-to-be.

Engagement Ring Tips:
 

Get to Know Her Style – Many couples take a look at rings together to get an idea of the style that is right for her look. However, if you are seeking to go the traditional route, take a look at the types of jewelry she wears on a daily basis. Does she wear platinum and silver or does she wear gold? Does she like vintage styles or simple, modern designs? Take her style into consideration when shopping for the right ring style.

Ask For Help – Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member for advice. See if they have ever talked to her about what her ideal engagement ring would look like. They’ll be able to help you pick out the right style for your future fiancé.

Consider Types of Metal – Platinum has become a very popular engagement ring band choice. It’s durable, pure and a great hypoallergenic choice for a fiancé with sensitive skin. Gold is another long lasting, traditional metal. Available in both yellow and white gold, this metal is a popular engagement ring metal choice.

Choose a Setting - After you have decided on a band and diamond shape, you will need to choose a quality setting for your ring. The right combination of shape and the setting is the key to a beautiful engagement ring.

Pick a Shape and Setting – What kind of shape does your future fiancée love? Consider the actual geometry of the stone. Would she prefer a pear, round, princess, cushion, oval, emerald, marquise or radiant shaped ring?

Know Your Budget – Know your limits when it comes to buying the best ring for your fiancé. You don’t need to save two months of salary to purchase a ring. Instead, just choose something that fits your personal budget and needs.

Choose a Trusted Jeweler – You want to make sure that you are shopping from a reputable jeweler. This will ensure not just that your ring is a good value, but that it is also of good quality. Always find out what the store’s return policy is so that you can exchange the stone if need be.

Still having trouble picking out the right band, cut, and design for your bride-to-be? We’re here to help! Visit our store or give us a call at 631-499-7444 to learn more about the beautiful engagement rings we have at our Jewelry store on Long Island. 

Mark Cohen