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Going engagement ring shopping? Congratulations! Buying a ring and gearing up for the proposal is a very exciting time and it's easy to get caught up in the romance, but remember: An engagement ring is usually a considerable expense, so you want to make sure you do it right. Whether he's going out on his own or you'll be heading out shopping together, this extensive guide is key to finding the perfect engagement ring for you.
NARROW DOWN THE RIGHT SHAPE FOR YOU
If you know what you want in terms of diamond shape, that helps focus your engagement ring hunt immensely. Every shape (or cut) is priced differently — and each has a different price per carat. Round cuts are the most expensive whereas pear and marquis are less expensive. If size is important to you, you can get more carats at a better price when you choose a less expensive shape. Study up on engagement ring cuts and have one (or two) favourites in mind.
CHOOSE A METAL FOR THE BAND
Traditionally, engagement rings are made from gold, silver or platinum. It's important to note, however, that silver and platinum look almost the same, but platinum costs significantly more. It's pricier because it has more weight to it, but it's a soft metal and will scratch easily. Definitely consider your lifestyle and budget before deciding if metal choice is an important part of your decision.
HAVE A CARAT SIZE IN MIND
The age old question of quality versus quantity also applies to engagement rings; some people prefer a larger stone to a whiter stone, while others want the absolute clearest possible diamond, despite the carat count. If size matters to you (ahem!), keep your ideal carat size in mind when shopping together, and be flexible on the other elements to suit your budget. Also, you might think you know what size or shape you want, but then when you try it on you find out you want something entirely different once you start seeing things on your finger in real life.
GET MEASURED CORRECTLY
This may seem obvious, but make sure to get measured! You don't want a ring that's cutting off your circulation or, even worse, so loose it's at risk of falling off. It should feel snug but comfortable. If you're not accompanying your man, you can go get sized at a jewellery store on your own and then casually mention your size the next time the topic comes up (or tell your best mate so she'll know the answer if he asks her!)
CONSIDER HOW YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING WILL LOOK WITH YOUR WEDDING BAND
While it is easy to get caught up in the perfect diamond, the engagement ring is only one half of the equation—your wedding band (you know, the actual symbol of your marriage!) is the oft-overlooked other half. Definitely think about what style of wedding band would go with your ring. Some engagement rings don't allow a band to fit flush against them, so it's important to consider the full package while shopping for your engagement ring together.
This is mostly for the men! Engagement ring shopping can be a daunting task — get by with a little help from your friends. Ask those who’ve gotten engaged before and call upon someone who knows you and your future spouse and whose taste you appreciate and respect for their opinion regarding aesthetics.
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