All marriage proposals are memorable and one of the most important decisions of our life. You love someone deeply and you want to propose marriage to your significant other with a beautiful engagement ring. Buying an engagement ring is no easy task, especially for men who have zero idea about jewellery. With so many varieties of gemstones and so many shops selling them across the globe, it’s quite natural to feel confused and intimidated.But, in spite of this pressure that you feel, you want to make sure that you make the right choice when it comes to the engagement ring; one that your significant other would love and appreciate. So, here is a list of mistakes that you need to avoid while buying and engagement ring.
1. Not doing your homework/research
It is important to know that buying an engagement ring requires a considerable amount of financial investment. So, if you just end up at a jewellery store without doing your research or without having any background knowledge of what you want to buy, chances are that you’ll end up paying more than what you thought of or you’re not going to be satisfied with your purchase. You don’t really have to become an expert but you can look up on the internet and educate yourself regarding the different styles of engagement rings that are available, their prices, the 4C’s if it’s a diamond engagement ring etc. Also, you should be very thorough with your partners’ tastes. Buy something that she would like and appreciate instead of buying something that you like. Having knowledge about all these things will not only make the buying process much simpler but you’ll also be satisfied with your purchase.
2. Not having a set budget
Finance plays a huge role in deciding what engagement ring you are going to buy. They say you should spend around 3 months’ salary on your engagement ring which is not just false but also impractical. It is very easy to become emotional and get carried away while you buy the ring and end up spending more than what you planned for. Always consider your financial status, decide on a set budget for the ring and stick to it. You might want to spend your hard earned money on a house, a happy wedding or a nice honeymoon. So set your priorities first and then figure out how much you are willing to spend on the ring. The experts at Flawless Fine Jewellery will definitely find you a beautiful ring that fits your budget.
3. Shopping without inputs from friends and family
It’s quite natural to want to keep your marriage proposal a surprise for your partner, but do not go shopping for an engagement ring without consulting your partners friends and family. Your partner’s siblings, parents and friends (those who you can trust with a secret) will know their tastes in a much better way and would be able to guide you and help you choose the engagement ring. They will be able to help you with your partner’s preference and ring size so that the ring you buy fits perfectly. Alternatively, you can ask you partner about the kind of ring they like and keep the other details of you proposal a secret if you want it to be a surprise.
4. Rushing to buy the ring
Do not ever be in a hurry to buy the ring or buy the first ring that you find appealing. There is no harm in delaying your proposal for a bit and spending some time to educate yourself and seeing a few rings before deciding on one. You should always see a couple of rings, take time to compare them and discuss the features and price of each ring with the professionals at the store. You can visit the Flawless Fine Jewellery store at Hatton Garden in London where the sales people will be happy to guide you and educate you through entire ring buying process and make sure that you find the perfect ring for your partner within your budget.
5. Opting for a trendy and fashionable ring
You may be thinking that buying the most fashionable and trendy ring for your partner would be amazing, but to be honest, trends tend to rise and fall like the waves of the ocean. A certain trend that is extremely popular today may lose its popularity and fizzle out after a couple of months. Now, an engagement ring isn’t something that your significant other will want to replace if the trendy ring goes out of fashion. So, you have to exercise caution when you are choosing something trendy over something which is classic. Everyone’s style is different, so if you think buying a trendy ring would make your partner extremely happy then go for it. But if you want to swim in the safer waters, then stick to classics such as a round cut diamond engagement ring.
6. Failing to check the quality
In the whole process of buying an engagement ring and taking care of very detail, it is easy to miss out on minor ones such as the quality and certification of the ring. But this mistake can cost you a lot and should be avoided since the purchase involves a considerable amount of money. There are many fake diamonds in the market which look very similar to the real ones and you can’t tell one apart from the other with a naked eye. Hence, it is always advisable to make your purchase from a reliable store which only sells certified jewellery and make sure to check the warranty and certification along with the quality of the ring. Do not buy the ring from an unreliable source in order to save money.
Engagement rings are not just precious but hold a lot of emotional value for the two people who are going to be united in wedlock. So make sure to avoid these mistakes and purchase a beautiful ring for your partner. Always take time and keep all aspects in mind before you buy the ring.