Deciding to pop the question to your loved one can be one of the most exciting moments of your life. Whether you decide to surprise them with a ring or choose it together there are a few things to consider to make your experience more pleasurable.
Do your research. Look online for reputable retailers, how long have they been established? Do they have good reviews? What is the aftercare service like? How is the ring made? What happens if my beloved doesn’t like the ring? A good Jeweller will not mind answering any of your questions and be happy to advise you.
What should the main stone be?
Diamonds are probably the stone of choice for many, however coloured stones are popular too. By now your other half may have given you some hints about what they would like, but if that is not the case staying classic is probably a safe place to start.
A Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire would come under the most classic style in either a 4 or 6 claw setting, and made from platinum or gold.
Will a wedding ring sit flush with the design I choose?
This may not seem an important factor at the moment, however it can be upsetting when your partner can’t have the wedding ring they really love as it does not fit up against your chosen design. Gaps in between rings are not favourable. Checking first saves having to have shaped wedding rings or a ring that is second best.
Once you have proposed, will the ring need resizing?
Generally this is the case so ask the Jeweller how this works? Really a simple resizing should not be charged for a reputable jewellers will not charge unless more stones need to be added or a lot more metal.
Aftercare service is also an important factor. It shows the jewellery shop you have purchased from doesn’t just want to take your money and move on to the next customer.
Make sure you are offered a complementary professional cleaning service at least once a year. Giving your ring a little MOT will ensure that it looks great and if any refurbishment or repair is needed you are advised before you lose a stone.
Enjoy your shopping experience remember it should be a happy and enjoyable time, the shop you choose to buy from will make or break it.