How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring, According to our Recently Engaged Jewelry Expert
How do I even go about buying a diamond ring?
The first step I would make is having a conversation with your significant other about how each of you see the ring buying process unfolding. Will you be choosing the ring together? How do you feel about buying online versus in-person? What is the budget? These questions may take some of the “romance” out of buying a ring, but they’re important to have so everyone comes out of the process happy. (I think the proposal can be the perfect place for surprise and romance!) Then, begin researching cuts, gems, and brands you like—more on that below.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve watched couples or individuals make when ring shopping?
Being on different pages about budget. I’ve seen this so many times, and it’s honestly hard to watch. Most often, this manifests in her falling in love with a ring that’s double or triple their budget, and then there are hard feelings on both sides. Getting on the same page with budget as one of the very first steps is crucial to everyone ending up happy!