How to Pick an Engagement Ring She’ll Love
Getting engaged is an exciting step in your relationship, but shopping for a ring can be overwhelming. Not to worry – read our step-by-step guide to help you select a engagement ring that’s 100% her style.
Understand her style.
Whether she’s dropped a hint about her dream engagement ring or not, figuring out a place to start ring shopping can be tricky. By now you already know her interests and style, from how she likes to dress to the way she decorates her space. Does she typically go for the modern and simple? Do unique vintage items often catch her eye? Keep those things in mind while picking out a ring and if you need more assistance, consult her family, friends, and her Pinterest.
Consider your budget.
Once you’ve gained a better idea of her ring style, set your price range. The average cost of an engagement ring falls between $5,000 and $6,000, so talk to a reputable jeweler to get an idea of something that falls within your budget while meeting her style. You could even consider a more sentimental alternative by proposing with a family ring instead of a customized one.
Know the shapes.
If you’ve decided you’re going to propose with a gemstone engagement ring, it’s essential to learn the shapes and cut. Round cut (also called brilliant cut) is common for diamonds, but there are many other popular options to consider including oval, princess and cushion cut. It can all seem like a lot to study, but you can always consult your jeweler for suggestions.