Tips on Choosing wedding/Engagement rings

Wedding Ring Education

When choosing your wedding band, the most important considerations are comfort and “matchability” or how well it matches the engagement ring. Also, when choosing your wedding band it is very important to go to a jeweler that you trust, that has many options, and that can display those options in a way that you can make good comparisons. In the end, the most important thing is to choose the one that makes you really happy, fits perfectly and looks great on your hand.

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Choosing wedding/Engagement rings

Step 1: Define her personal style
You might not have spent a lot of time thinking about your fiancée-to-be’s style — you know she’s beautiful, but what are her tastes and personality? Spend some time observing her fashion choices. (But don’t be too obvious — she’ll definitely know something’s up if you suddenly start staring at her all the time!).
Of course, many women mix and match these different styles. Pay attention to how she dresses for work, as well as hanging out on weekends or dressing up to go out. What is her preferred look?
. The engagement ring you choose should suit her lifestyle. For example, someone who’s athletic might prefer an engagement ring with smaller stones instead of a large diamond solitaire ring; while someone who needs to look well-heeled for her job might want an engagement ring that’s expensive and dramatic.

Step 2: Determine her jewelry style
Your bride-to-be might already have a lot of fine jewelry or perhaps she wears fashion jewelry for fun. Observe the choices she makes when she buys and wears jewelry:
Does she gravitate toward white or yellow metals?

Does she often make a statement with her jewelry, choosing colorful, bold, and memorable pieces that other people notice and comment on?
Does she tend to prefer a certain gemstone or color? For example, does she wear a lot of jewelry with her own birthstone or have a signature color?
Does she have any heirloom pieces of jewelry handed down through her family that she treasures and wears often?

Step 3: Ask for input
If you’re trying to keep your proposal a surprise, you obviously can’t directly ask your fiancée-to-be what she wants in an engagement ring. But there might be covert ways to find out.
There’s a lot to learn about a person on social sites like Facebook or Pinterest. Use this to your advantage and log on to see what she’s interested in lately. If you can browse her Pinterest boards, she may have some dedicated to fashion, home design, activities, or just stuff she likes. Jackpot!
Another, more secretive way to get ideas is to ask her family or close friends: best girlfriend, sister, aunt or mother. They’ll be able to give you a female perspective on what your beloved would prefer in an engagement ring.

Step 4: Narrow down your options
Begin to explore the different decisions you’ll need to make about an engagement ring, and use your reconnaissance to help you narrow down your choices. For example, you’ll need to choose from:
Diamond solitaire ring, engagement ring with side stones, or a flatter engagement band with diamonds inlaid.
White, yellow or rose gold, or platinum.
All-white diamonds, color diamonds, or gemstones.
Modern, classic or vintage styles.

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