The holidays are almost here. This is the most popular time of year to propose marriage. Buying engagement rings can be stressful but doesn’t have to be.
First, how well do you know your girlfriend’s style and taste? Be honest. If you are not sure what her personal, jewelry style is, take a look at what kind she wears. Is it simple? Ornate? If this is not something you feel comfortable, you can either talk to someone close to her (who won’t tell your girlfriend). You can also take pictures of her current jewelry and take that with you to the store.
Before you go to the store, set your budget. Don’t think you are tied to the old adage that the right should cost a month’s salary. It is more important to find a ring that she will like. Remember, you aren’t going to give it to her with a price tag on it.
Diamond clarity is more important than size. It is tempting to think that size is the most important factor in picking an engagement ring but diamond quality can be seen in their clarity. A better quality diamond will appear larger as it sparkles more. You can also consider other gemstones. Talk to the jeweler about your options.