Pre-engaged women and men come in all ages, educational backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, shapes and sizes. One common thread carefully sewn into their existence is the sudden urgency to shop for engagement rings – albeit the wrong way.
It’s time to learn how one should shop for an exquisite ring that accentuates your significant others’ physical appearance while speaking volumes about how truly special he or she is.
Big spenders aren’t impressive
Celebrity shoppers seem to identify engagement rings with hefty price tags, believing he or she will be enamored more by your spending habits than the ring itself – which is absolutely the opposite mindset shoppers should have. Remember, not everyone will have the means to finance $10,000 rings, nor will many Americans have resources in savings to expound on similarly high priced rings.
Don’t head to Jared thinking you need to spend thousands to extract a ‘yes’ from your mate – although sales reps at large chain jewelry establishments will tell you differently, and for obvious reasons. Any reputable jewelry chain or individual store will nearly always ask your budget range; offer this information if not asked upfront.
Does your mate sparkle with a unique charisma? Do they have somewhat of a daring disposition about them? Various cuts can literally show personality. You have cut, clarity, and color – three of the four C’s – which apply to one’s personality. Share pertinent information with your chosen jeweler, and they’ll help you pick out the cut that matches his or her persona; from there, color and clarity will highlight their skin tone and match their already radiant beings perfectly.
Eddie Le Vian designs some wonderful jewelry that simply looks stunning on darker complexions, with competitive price tags that even fall below the $1000 mark. Your goal should be accessorizing his or her body, mind and soul based off the appearance of the jewelry, so don’t be afraid to check out various cuts across several stores before deciding on one. You may entertain bringing your own sister or mother, or male counterpart, to the jewelry store to secure a second opinion as well.
Unless you’re marrying a rabbit, carats should be the least of your engagement ring concerns.
Avoid status quo decisions
It’s already difficult enough for potential engagement proposers to shop for the ‘mecca’ of life partnership. Following what Kim Kardashian said on her blog does little for the young lady or man who’ll cry with you, die for you and take care of you through thick and thin. If the perfect ring ends up costing $900, so be it – do not feel discounted because your budget is much narrower than others; what counts is making the final purchase decision based off how special he or she is
If they’re that special, the monetary value of your engagement ring purchase will never matter, anyway. Besides, impoverishment is never a suggested status right after the exchange of vows, especially if children and honeymoons are expected to follow.
Moral of the Story
When it comes to buying a wedding ring, most individuals can become more than lost. The stress, confusion, and uncertainty can be overwhelming for most, in fact, especially if this is the first and only engagement quest you’ll endure. After all, you only have one chance at this and no doubt you are going to want to make it as perfect as possible.
Along with perfect, you want to exercise budgeting and soul searching when picking out the perfect engagement ring. If you really know your mate, your final ring choice will arrive within your heart with resounding clarity.