A Guy’s Quick Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring Set

Preparing your proposal to your special someone can be a very daunting task. With all the viral proposals online, you’d feel pressured to make yours unique and memorable. You’ll have to pay attention to every little detail such as when, where, and how you will finally pop the golden question.

Of course, the engagement ring plays a huge, crucial role to the whole proposal. You need to get the right one that would make your future spouse feel loved.

So how do you make sure that you get to buy the perfect ring for your sweetheart? Whether you’re hitting the boutiques or checking out online jewelry shops, here are some things to consider.

The Gemstone

First and foremost, pick your gemstone. Diamonds are the most popular, but they’re also the priciest. You can find more affordable options such as sapphires, rubies or emeralds. Consider selecting her birthstone, too.

Aside from the gem itself, you’ll need to decide what shape you would prefer. Round diamonds are usually the cut of choice for engagement rings, but princess cuts (square) and cushion cuts are less expensive.

The Ring Metal and the Style

With the gemstone settled, your next step is to select the ring metal and the style. For ring metals, your main choices include platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Among these metals, platinum is the most durable, but it’s also the most expensive.

As for the style, you can choose from classic, modern, glamorous or a combination of these. Of course, it’s also crucial to know your lover’s ring size.

The Budget

Lastly, you should determine your budget for the engagement ring. Some say a ring should be worth at least three months’ salary, but in reality, there isn’t a fixed rule to this.

Keep these three factors in mind when you go hunting for the perfect ring for your dearly beloved.

Congratulations, and may she say “yes!”