Published On: Wed, Nov 12th, 2014

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Buying Engagement Rings

Engagement RingsAlthough there are a million tips over the web on how to choose the perfect engagement ring, only a few of them discuss the real deal when it comes to the journey. You probably know you have to get her exact ring size, but chances are you do not have the ninja skill level 999 needed to get it. Sneaking into her jewelry box, getting a spare ring, or tying a string around her finger while she’s sleeping is so much harder that you think.

Here are a few more things you probably didn’t know about buying an engagement ring.

1. All diamonds seem to look the same at first.

Diamonds look the same because their differences are in the details unseen to the naked eye. This doesn’t mean, though, that you can just get any kind of ring because the differences are unnoticeable anyway. Picking out an engagement ring is a labor of love. You want the ring to be special. Ask the jeweler and they will likely offer engagement ring designs unique and perfectly suitable for your partner.

2. Learning the 4Cs is like learning a new language.

Remember how difficult it was to study a foreign language back in high school or college? You had to be precise when it came to pronunciation and had to conjugate properly, too. That’s a lot like learning the 4Cs. The 4Cs refer to the diamond’s cut, carat, clarity, and color. If you are diligent enough to study these key elements, you can easily narrow down options and get the precise and correct ring that will suit her taste and your budget.

3. Custom rings sound complicated and costly (but they aren’t).

You’ll soon discover that stone and setting don’t usually go together. You’ll see the perfect stone in one ring and the setting on another. The solution to this dilemma is going custom, but most people are afraid to push this decision because they think custom means complicated and costly. Talk to the jeweler. With various custom ring design services, you’ll find one that’s within budget.

Although buying engagement rings is stressful for the most part, all the hassle and anxiety are pushed back and forgotten with the sweet, resounding yes at the end of the journey.

About the Author

Mike Roach

- Mike Roach, a photographer who has a studio in New Jersey. He travels across Europe, taking breathtaking landscapes and beautiful portraits.