You’re ready to pop the question! You’ve found the person you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with, now find the engagement ring that will symbolize your love and commitment. Jewellery stores, including our own, have hundreds of styles to choose from, but here are a few tips to help you narrow down your selection and find the perfect ring.
1. Choosing the ring size
This isn’t really a choice as much as an investigative mission. While you could choose a ring and guess the size you need, it’s much better to have a ring that can be worn and shown off right away. Finding the size is as simple as bringing in a ring she already owns.
2. Choosing a stone
While diamonds are the most popular engagement ring stone, they aren’t the only option. If your partner’s taste is more unconventional, they may prefer a gemstone like rubies or sapphires. Remember though, that the stone you choose will need to be able to stand up to everyday wear. While diamonds are one of the hardest, talk to your jeweller about wear and tear before you settle on a gemstone.
3. Choosing a shape
Trends come and go but some classics stand the test of time. That’s the case with round diamonds. If you’re unsure of your partner’s style, stick to a classic popular shape like round, which makes up 75% of diamond shapes, or try a romantic princess cut, cushion cut or square cut. Unless you know for sure she has always wanted a unique shape, stick with the classics.
4. Choosing a setting
As important as choosing the stone and shape, the proper setting highlights the stone in the best possible way. From the classic solitaire to the romantic halo, the setting sets the tone for the ring.
5. Choosing the band
When it comes to choosing the band, you’ve got a variety of metals to choose from. One of the most popular choices is platinum due to its durability as much as its beauty. Platinum is also a great choice for brides or grooms with sensitive skin as it’s less likely to cause a reaction. Gold is a classic choice which allows for a lot of versatility in that it comes in many colours from white to yellow and rose. Bands can also be intricately adorned with diamonds or classically simple but it all comes down to your partner’s personal style. Consider her personality and what she generally wears day to day for clues on the perfect band style.
6. Consider going for a custom ring
You may have an idea of what you want but don’t see it in a showroom or online. In that case, trust a jeweller to bring your vision to life. By choosing a custom ring you get complete control of every aspect of your ring and the result is a personalized piece that truly embodies your love.
7. Trust your jeweller
After years of experience helping couples find their engagement rings, a jeweller can generally help you decipher the right style for your partner. Combining your expectations with those of your partner, your jeweller can help you choose the ring that will stand the test of time.
When you’re ready to pop the question we invite you to visit our showroom and speak with one of our jewellers. We can walk you through the process of choosing the perfect engagement ring and set you on the road for your happily ever after.