Finding and choosing diamond engagement rings for men and women can be very easy if you know how to go about it. Without the right guidance and advice, it can be INCREDIBLY difficult to make a decision that will suit the person you are buying a ring for and that will fit your budget.
There is so much choice when it comes to diamond engagement rings and so many different designs and materials that could be used that finding the right ring may seem very daunting.
Keep the following tips and advice in mind when you shop for that perfect diamond ring, whether it is for a man or a woman, and you can rest assured that you will be making the right choice.
Tip #1: Think about who you are buying the ring for
It is always a good idea to keep focused on the person that you are purchasing the engagement ring for. For some people, choosing an engagement ring can be incredibly easy, as long as you know them well enough.
Think about the following:
- What type of person they are
Are they an extroverted type of person who enjoys being loud, noticed and the centre of attention? Then think about choosing a ring that stands out to suit their personality. If they are a more quiet, demure type, choose a smaller, less bright engagement ring.
- What sort of fashion and style they are into
Think about the clothes and accessories the individual wears. Do they like bright colours, bold patterns and daring trends? Or do they tend to prefer muted neutral shades and simple cuts? Their style will give you a good idea of the sort of ring they would prefer.
- What does their other jewellery look like?
Find out what the individual’s other jewellery looks like.
Do they tend to wear chunky, bigger jewellery or do they seem to prefer more demure, understated pieces? Do they wear a lot of jewellery with wacky designs and interesting colours and materials, or do they seem to like classic designs in a minimal style?
Tip #2: Choose your style of ring
Diamond engagement rings can be set into a range of different precious metals, cut with diamonds in different quantities and sizes and designed in many different ways. Making your choice does not have to be difficult as long as you break it down into the different categories.
- Choose your material
Diamond engagement rings can be set into white gold, yellow gold, platinum or even silver, depending on the tastes of the individual. Traditionally, engagement rings are made out of gold, but you do not have to stick to the mould when you make your choice.
Think about your budget as well as what colour of precious metal will go best with the individual’s skin tone, hair and eye colouring when making your choice.
- Choose your size
In terms of size, you will have to decide whether you want big or small diamonds, or several diamonds in different sizes. You will also have to decide on the thickness of the band.
Think about the size of the individual’s hands when choosing size. A large, chunky ring will not look good on a delicate hand, while a delicate ring will look silly on a big hand.
- Choose your design
This is slightly more difficult to choose, but if you have already decided on the size, you will have narrowed down your design options. Ask yourself whether you want a traditional looking ring or whether you want something different.
Tip #3: Getting engagement rings for men and women at good prices
- Re-make an already existing ring
It could be a nice idea, and save you a lot of money, to re-design a ring that belonged to either one of your relatives or a ring that you already purchased into a style that would suit the individual.
- Look at pawn shops and second hand stores
Buying a second hand ring is not always a bad idea. You can get a second hand ring for a good price and then use it as is or get it redesigned to your tastes.
- Shop at sales
Jewellery stores hold sales regularly on their products. Do some research online for stores that are having sales and be sure to look there first for your rings.