If You Like It, then You Shoulda Put the (Right) Ring on It

Man about to propose

Looking for the perfect engagement ring for your partner can be a big headache, especially if you do not want to spoil the surprise of your proposal. There are so many designs in the market at different price points, and the process can be very taxing.

This piece will help you search for the perfect engagement ring to mark that particular day he or she said yes to you.

Think about the timing of your proposal

Before anything else, you need to decide when you are going to get down on one knee and pop the question. Shopping for the perfect ring is a journey that you don’t want to deal with hurriedly.

It usually takes a few days or weeks to get your ring ready, so spare yourself the trouble and make sure you have enough time to prepare for your proposal. According to WeddingWire’s 2019 Newlywed Study, 19% of proposals happen in December when families come together on Christmas Day.

WeddingWire also found that one in two partners buy engagement rings less than two months before proposing.

Ease the burden, cop the ring together

Figuring out what your significant other wants when searching for a ring can stress you, especially if you want to surprise that person. To help you sleuth while keeping your plans under wraps, stalk your partner on social media so that you can have an idea about what he/she wants.

But you don’t have to choose the ring alone. The same 2019 study by WeddingWire revealed that 20% of couples — most of them millennials — pick their ring together to make their engagement a shared experience. So give your mind a break and go to the nearest jeweler in your area with your partner.

Choose the design

Rings come in all shapes and sizes, as well as designs. According to WeddingWire, 71% of engagement ring buyers want diamonds as the central stone. When choosing the perfect rock for your partner, keep in mind the four C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.

If you are a little extra, you can give your partner a ring that no one else has. Buying personalized rings has become one of the biggest trends today, and finding a good custom ring designer is easy.

Set your budget

Bride wearing ring

An engagement ring is an investment. WeddingWire’s 2019 study showed that engagement rings carry a hefty price tag of $5,000 on average, and the price could go higher depending on the design, so make sure your wallet is ready.

Brick-and-mortar jewelry stores usually charge higher prices as there are overhead costs that they pass on to their customers. On the other hand, buying a ring from an online retailer can save you some bucks, but you can’t touch and examine the item until it arrives.

Just remember that whatever ring you buy, it should reflect the love and bond that you share with your partner. If you’re still having a difficult time finding the perfect ring, consult a wedding expert.

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