Buying an engagement ring? Use these top 7 tips for the perfect buy

Engagement ring shopping should be one of the most memorable events in your life. But there are so many things to consider when choosing an engagement ring that it can be somewhat of a daunting task.

Not to worry! We’ve decided to make things a little easier for you by highlighting some of the main points to consider. At the end of the day, you want something that fits into your budget and reflects your feelings for your bride-to-be. Our tips will help you make sure you find the perfect engagement ring she will love.

  1. You can ignore the two-month salary myth; you need to spend what you are comfortable with. Decide on a price range before shopping.
  2. Take the time to know the 4Cs: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat weight. If you understand how each 'C' influences the value of the diamond, you can decide which aspects of the ring are more important to you, and on which one you may be willing to compromise to stay within your price range. Asking a jeweller to explain these factors is a good way to understand more about the ring you are purchasing.
  3. How to find the right ring size. A good old trick is to use one of her current rings to trace the inner circle on a piece of paper. This will give you an idea of measurement! But don’t take this for gospel. For more info on specifications, you can visit our ring sizing guide: Ring sizing
  4. Pay attention to the kind of jewellery your future fiancée already wears and her comments on particular ring designs. Even the most subtle of hints could be the crucial information you need to find the perfect ring. Keep these in mind when shopping for her engagement ring. Buying something that she’s commented on or hinted to you is almost a guaranteed win. Top tip: pay attention to what she likes on social media!
  5. Consider her lifestyle and how well a certain setting design will fit into it. Is she flashy or practical? These questions are important to consider. If this gets too overwhelming, ask her friend for help or go for a classic setting.
  6. Need to decide on a metal? We’re here to break down your options:
White Gold: the most popular metal and the go-to most women will prefer.
Yellow Gold: the most traditional option if your loved one prefers a vintage-inspired look.
Rose Gold: an emerging trend that any fashion-loving woman would appreciate.
Sterling Silver: great for a tighter budget, as you can still buy a lovely Diamond Ring without the expense of a gold setting.
  1. Know that you are not alone. A reputable jeweller can ensure that the process is stress-free and they can help you stay within budget by providing you with all the information you seek.

If you need further assistance in choosing an engagement ring, the trained and knowledgeable staff at Bevilles Jewellers are more than happy to help. With store locations in Victoria, South Australia and NSW, we are sure to have the perfect piece for you.

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