Does your significant other have a preferred shape that they love? A heart, perhaps a square or a circle? Make sure you keep note of things like shapes, because hey, little things matter and how! And wouldn’t an engagement ring in the shape of their choice be just perfect?
All about the money
Time to get a little realistic! We know that this is a huge deal for you, but streamlining your expenses as to how much you can really spend on a particular aspect of a wedding is equally important. So, choose brands that fall under your budget without compromising on the quality. Seems like an impossible task, but trust us, it’s not! Research well when it comes to jewellers and hunt as much as you can. Don’t be lazy and pick up the engagement ring from the first store you see!
Mix it up
Instead of going for a full gold, or even a full diamond ring, maybe mix things up a little? If you have the budget you can go for a sapphire stunner or an emerald or ruby as your main stone too! You can also go for contrasting hues or a gorgeous platinum + diamond combination! Who would want a boring engagement ring anyway?
Keep in mind the four most important C’s while shopping for the engagement ring : Colour, cut, clarity, carat. These are to never be compromised when you’re buying something that’s precious and is going to be with you forever. Make sure you’re reading up on hallmarking that is regulated by bureau of Indian standards or taking your jewellery to SGL (Solitaire Gemological Laboratory) or IGI (International Gemological Institute) to get the diamonds verified. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to jewellery.
The size of the finger
This is the most important part, but you can easily forget it! If you’re shopping for your significant other especially, you need to know the size of their ring finger, so do all it takes to slyly find out the size(if you’re going to propose), you don’t want the engagement ring falling off their finger, do you?
Engagement rings are special and you must do everything it takes to ensure that the first big part of your wedding, your engagement ring, should never be one of the wedding shopping mistakes you tend to make.