~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Cupid has struck and you are madly in love. You have finally met the one who has captured your heart for a lifetime. This year just might be the right time for you to pop the question. It can be a very exciting experience and also a little scary if you do not know where to begin. Don’t worry because we have put together all you need to know to make a wise decision when shopping for an engagement ring.
First off, we recommend establishing your budget. How much do you want to spend? Keep in mind, the bulk of your budget will be going towards the cost of the diamond. Once you have a budget established, you will want to know what her style is and what shape she prefers. When it comes to choosing the right style and material, it may be a good idea to talk to her trusted friends or family. Additionally, if you have not already, start to take note of hints that she has dropped. Take a look at her current jewelry collection and style. If she is a traditionalist, she may enjoy the appeal of a classic, round, brilliant diamond in a simple solitaire setting. If she is in to the latest trends, you may want to consider more of an antique setting. However, if she expresses a more individualized style, she may want something truly unique that included a variety of different cut diamonds decorating the shank. Click here to learn more about the elements of an engagement ring
Next, metal matters. If she mostly wears silver or white gold jewelry, you don’t want to get her a yellow gold engagement ring. We would recommend considering white gold or even platinum. Platinum is 95% pure and is an excellent choice especially if skin sensitivity is an issue because it is hypoallergenic. All other metals are alloyed to create the different colors in gold which can sometime irritate sensitive skin.
We have a variety of different style engagement rings here at Snow’s Jewelers to accommodate any style for any budget. With over 50 years of experience, our staff are expertly trained in the finding the perfect engagement ring suitable to each unique individual. We look forward to making lasting memories with you.