When considering asking someone to marry you often one of the first items to consider is an engagement ring purchase. So many things go into making sure you purchase a ring she will adore for a lifetime. There are some basic steps to fool when embarking on this magnificent journey. Here are some basic things to consider before stepping foot into a jewelry store.
First things first, consider how much you are willing to budget for this expense. Traditionally people have thought that the ring you choose for your bride to be is to cost the equivalent of two months’ salary. This is traditional approach is not necessarily the approach all grooms to be take to heart. Set a reasonable budget that is realistic to what you personally can afford. Remember if your purchase a ring on credit you will have that debt on top of wedding debt starting of your married life. It is best to wait until you have saved enough to purchase the ring of your dreams for her.
Your soon to be bride will wear this one piece of jewelry for the rest of her life. It is important that you put a lot of time into researching her likes and dislikes when it comes to jewelry. Of course the more inconspicuous you make this the better the surprise in the end. Often times the best advice will come from people close to her. You may consider enlisting help from her parents or close friends to help you by asking them to take her out on the town and accidentally meander into a jeweler. She is for sure to be drawn right to the styles she considers worthy.
Another thing to consider is your taste. Remember that you will most likely be purchasing matching wedding bands later on down the road. If you despise gold jewelry it is best not to purchase a gold engagement ring. These are the little aspects of choosing an engagement ring that need to be considered before making the purchase.
Popular and unique engagement ring options for contemporary brides range quite a bit. One option to consider is the simple, classic single solitaire diamond engagement ring. This is often the safest purchase if you are completely unsure of what style your bride would like the best. This option allows her to add a frame for the ring of her choice.
Another option that is also a popular choice is a single diamond set in a setting with minor decorations. The main characteristic of the ring is still the large center diamond however designs are added around the ring as decoration. The ring could entail more diamonds or other gemstones that your bride is fond of.
On top of antique engagement ring settings and the new halo engagement rings that are present and popular a classic setting is a trilogy ring. This is one of the personal favorites for brides in my family. The three stone setting represents the past-present and future of your relationship. The most common cut of stones within this setting are solitaire.
The bottom line in choosing a piece of jewelry for your bride to be is to make sure you have added thought to the purchase. Every bride appreciated this. Also be honest with yourself. If you can tell immediately that she is not absolutely in love with your choice take her and together look at the options. In the end most times than not she will get to the store and realize you did indeed make the right choice and will walk out with the same ring she walked in with.