Buying an engagement ring can feel like a daunting task for the lucky love in our lives. No worries loves! Brilliance is here to help! Let’s cover the biggest mistakes made when buying an engagement ring. A lack of planning, choosing a cookie cutter ring and choosing the wrong jeweler can all come back to bite you.
Lack of Planning
Planning is a huge piece of this puzzle! Some men may get caught up with one detail but there is a lot to plan for. Remember you need to plan ahead for her perfect proposal AND ring! The proposal should be something that is meaningful to both of you. The two of you will be telling that story for years to come. Following suit, she will be showing off her ring to anyone willing to “Oohh and Aahh”. Give her a ring she will be itching to show off!
In order to plan for her ring you need to be researching her ring size, her taste, and know your budget. Get advice about buying your diamond and ask her friends and family about her personal style. Seemingly easy enough, right? Just make sure you are devious enough that she does not know you are collecting this information! A surprise proposal with her dream ring is sure to bring tears of joy.
Choosing a Cookie Cutter Ring
While there are many beautiful preset ring options out there, a custom designed ring should be seriously considered. With planning and researching your love’s taste, you can design the ring she has dreamed about since she was a little girl. There is no better way to start a lifetime together than showing her how much effort you have put into the ring and proposal. The main points you should be listening for are her preferred metal type, diamond shape and ring setting.
While some have a very elaborate idea for a ring design, those three points should put you in the clear for designing a ring she will adore. When selecting the diamond, Brilliance Diamond Experts do the work of finding a diamond that exudes beauty and fire at a price you can afford. Just let us know your budget and we will create an amazing custom design that she will proudly showcase for years to come. The ring shown above is an incredible custom design created by Brilliance.
Spending the Majority of Your Budget on Ring Setting
The ring setting is an important piece of this puzzle but you should always remember diamonds are a girl’s best friend! The center stone is truly the centerpiece of an engagement ring. When the sparkle of an incredible diamond flashes across the room, it catches everyone’s eye. Spending the majority of your budget on the ring setting is one of the biggest mistakes made when purchasing an engagement ring. Not only will everyone be looking at the center stone first, but the diamond itself is the most valuable piece of the ring. A diamond is considered an investment. And you wouldn’t invest in something disadvantageous. (So, don’t start now!)
The image above shows an example of a custom ring with side stones. Your eyes are drawn to the center stone first!
Putting Your Taste Above Your Love’s Taste
In order to avoid going through the hassle of returning a ring make sure you are purchasing a ring she will like, NOT a ring you like! Everyone has very different taste in jewelry and it is important to know her taste and to make sure that you don’t let your own taste get in the way. No worries guys, you will get your very own wedding band soon enough! So for now, strictly stick to what she wants. You will both be happier in the long run.
Choosing the Right Jeweler
Choosing the right jeweler can feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. There are so many to choose from and the differences may seem miniscule. Before you go jumping into this big purchase, do your research! Make sure you understand the jeweler’s return policy (in the off chance that she doesn’t like your choice of ring). At Brilliance, we stand behind every purchase. If you are not completely satisfied you can return the ring within the first 30 days, no questions asked. We also offer free ring resizing for the first 90 days after your purchase, just in case you weren’t sneaky enough to find out her exact ring size. In addition, Brilliance offers a Lifetime Warranty (which includes two free cleanings and maintenance every year!) and a low price guarantee. If you can find a diamond of identical size and quality at a lower price, we’ll beat it!
With careful planning, choosing a custom ring and choosing the right jeweler you are bound to be showered with praise from your honey. Once you hear that “YES!”, let us know! We want to hear your engagement stories on Facebook.