Tips for finding the perfect wedding ring
- Start the search for the perfect wedding ring early. This is no time for snap decisions. It’s best to start ring shopping three months before the wedding, especially if your choices involve engraving or custom touches.
- Set a budget, preferably together. The old rule was to spend two-to-three months’ salary on a wedding ring. It’s out dated, but couples should still seriously consider how much they can reasonably afford. Set a ring budget and stick to it. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, so know your limit and remain firm. Go with the diamond that makes you happy as a couple, not the one that has the most carats or biggest price tag.
- Do your ring research. Shape and Style are key considerations when buying a diamond. If you’re taking the traditional route, consult with her friends and family about her preferences—ring style, size and what kind of metal and stone. Consider a custom ring. Unlike a car or suit, you may not need a rock star budget to create a ring that will be highly personal and one-of-a-kind.
- Seek professional advice. Purchasing diamonds or other precious stones is an investment and a complex affair. Get informed about the four “Cs” of diamonds—cut, clarity, carat, colour—and things like authentication and certification. Ask the jeweler about guarantees and ring return policies.
- Narrow your search. The array of choices in a jewelry store can be overwhelming. To stay on track, first determine if you want matching rings or not, and what style. Then decide whether they will be made of platinum or gold, simple or ornate If diamonds are not your style, there are many gemstones you can substitute.♥️