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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying An Engagement Ring

Don’t be discouraged if you feel intimidated when buying an engagement ring — you’re definitely not alone! This single piece of jewellery will be one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make and marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. To help make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying an engagement ring so you can avoid them.

Engagement Ring

1. Not finding out what your partner likes

There are more styles of engagement ring available than you could ever imagine — and that’s before you consider bespoke engagement rings! To make sure your partner’s eyes light up when you present them with the ring you’re asking them to wear for the rest of their life, make sure it’s one they love.

Take notice of the type of jewellery your partner wears and ask the people close to them to determine the style of ring they’d like. Modern or vintage? Clear diamonds or colourful gemstones? Simple or extravagant? Determine their style before you make a commitment.

vintage

2. Spending too much

It can be tempting to splash out on an engagement ring, but it’s important to not spend more than you can afford. After this purchase, you’ve still got a wedding and honeymoon to pay for! Interest-free finance options can help make your budget stretch further without costing you a penny more. But it’s always a good idea to figure out your budget and stick to it.

5 stone engagement ring

3. Focusing on carat size

While carat size definitely influences the way a ring looks, it isn’t the only determining factor. When choosing the diamond/s for an engagement ring, it’s worth knowing that the clarity, colour, and cut of the gemstone also has an impact on the ring’s final look. And that’s just the beginning!

The style of the ring has a huge impact on the way the diamonds look. For example, choosing a halo design will often result in a diamond looking larger in comparison to a solitaire design.

halo Engagement Ring

4. Forgetting about practicality

An engagement ring is something your partner will wear every single day for the rest of their life. Because of this, it’s essential the engagement ring you choose is comfortable and practical. Selecting a ring that’s robust enough to wear every day doesn’t mean compromising on style. There are plenty of rings which are just as glamorous and elegant as they are comfortable and practical. If you can’t find anything that you think your partner would like, you can always get in touch with us and we’ll design a bespoke ring just for them.

bespoke ring

5. Not getting it insured

It’s worth getting the engagement ring insured as soon as you purchase it. After all, it’s a valuable piece of jewellery that will definitely need to be replaced if it goes missing or is stolen. Getting jewellery insured isn’t the most romantic or exciting stage of getting married. So if you get it out of the way before you propose, you can enjoy your engagement with a little less paperwork.

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