Top Tips For First Time Engagement Shoppers

  1. Set a budget. The first step in buying an engagement ring is to set a budget. This will help you narrow down your options and avoid overspending. Share your budget with your jeweler. A trustworthy jeweler will listen to your needs and show you all options close to what you want to spend. If they are insistent about showing you only things outside your price range, go somewhere else!
  2. Do some research. Once you know how much you're willing to spend, it's time to start doing your research. Learn about the different types of diamonds, settings, and metals so that you can make an informed decision. Of course, you can ask your jeweler about these things as well. 
  3. Talk to your partner. Before you start shopping, it's a good idea to talk to your partner about what they like. If you don't want to ask for fear of being too obvious about your intentions, ask a trusted friend or family member to find out for you. This will help you narrow down your options and find a ring that they'll love.
  4. Ask Questions. If you have questions, ask them! This is likely your first big jewelry purchase, and it's a relatively expensive one. It's normal to want to know the ins and outs of what you're buying. Our highly trained staff can answer anything you have questions about.
  5. Buy from a reputable jeweler. When you're ready to buy, make sure to buy from a reputable jeweler. This will ensure that you're getting a quality product and that you're protected in case of any problems.
  6. Check out your options. There are many variables that go into choosing a center stone for a ring. Look at stones until you find one that is the perfect balance of size, budget, and quality for your needs! Don't be afraid to say no if the first few you see don't seem like "the one."
  7. Insure your ring. Once you have your engagement ring, it's a good idea to insure it. This will protect you in case of loss or theft. We offer free appraisals with your purchase if you want to add your jeweler to your homeowners or renters insurance. We also offer third party insurance through Zillion. Get in touch to learn more!

By following these tips, you can find the perfect engagement ring for your partner.

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind when buying an engagement ring:

  • Consider the 4Cs of diamonds: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.
  • Think about the shape of the diamond. Round diamonds are the most popular, but there are many other shapes to choose from.
  • Choose a setting that complements the shape of the diamond.
  • Consider the metal of the band. Gold and platinum are the most popular choices, but there are other metals available as well.
  • Don't forget to factor in the cost of the ring setting.
  • Take your time and don't rush into a purchase. Buying an engagement ring is a big decision, so it's important to make sure you're getting the perfect ring for your partner.