Tips for Buying an Engagement Ring

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 2:14 pm by Administrator

Whether you're planning a proposal at the whimsical Biltmore Estate or the magnificent Omni Grove Park Inn, there's something you have to handle first - the ring!

The engagement ring is the "star" of any proposal, so you want to make sure you find something that captures your partners true style and essence.

One of the last things you want to do when buying an engagement ring is "wing it" so use our engagement ring buying guide, instead! Here are 5 simple tips to help guide you through the ring shopping process.

Get Some Inspiration

Before going shopping, get some inspiration. One of the easiest ways to do this is by browsing the Web. Check out Pinterest, Instagram or other lifestyle blog sites to see what’s trending, or even scroll through her social media profiles to see if she’s favorited or saved any specific styles or brands. You can even create a secret Pinterest board to help you narrow down the rings you like best. By keeping it "secret" you can feel confident your significant other won't find out what you're doing if your planning on a surprise proposal.

You can also look for real-life inspiration if surfing the web isn’t proving to be much help. If you are buying a ring for your partner, be sure to ask her family and friends what her jewelry tastes are. This will help you get something she will love.

Don't Forget About the 4 C's

When purchasing an engagement ring (assuming you're going with a diamond), it’s imperative that you consider the four C's.

The four C's include carat, clarity, cut and color. Cut refers to the shape and positioning of the diamond's facets and is probably the most important ‘C’ in consideration. Clarity refers to any flaws or inclusions in the diamond and Carat refers to the actual weight of the diamond. Color, which is the final ‘C’, is self-explanatory. You can learn more about the four C’s on our Diamond Education page.

SELECT the Metal & Setting

You have several options when it comes to the ring's metal. Some of the most popular includes rose gold, yellow or bright platinum white; however, this is far from a comprehensive list.

Try to choose a metal that matches what the receiver typically wears. Make sure to consider the setting for the stone, as well. There are countless options and a jeweler can provide you with samples of each.

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Ring

Don't rush your decision. If you aren't sure what ring you want, take a step back and consider all your options.

You also need to consider cost. While this may not be very romantic, it is practical. You don't want to go into massive debt before getting married.

Popping the Question

Once you have figured out how to choose an engagement ring and have the perfect ring in hand, you are ready to pop the question. Luckily Asheville, NC offers several romantic places to do this, but be sure to make it special by planning everything out carefully.

If you've considered all the factors here and put plenty of thought and consideration into this important decision, there's no question that your future spouse is going to love the ring you chose.

So if you’re ready to start your engagement ring search, the jewelry professionals here at Parker's Karat Patch are happy to assist you! 

Contact a member of our team today or stop by the store and we will help you get started!