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How to Choose an Engagement Ring Your Partner Will Love

Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring with Pavé and Plain Gold Wedding Band

Finding the right engagement ring style when your partner didn't give you a clue can be quite a challenge. It is a ring which will be worn for years to come, so getting your partner's style right is crucial. 

Here is a guide with 4 useful tips to help you find the perfect engagement ring for your partner: 

1- Understand your partner's personal style: Before buying an engagement ring, it is important to understand your partner's personal style. This includes their preferred metal type and overall design aesthetic. Boho? Grunge? Glamour? For example, if your partner prefers a minimalistic look, a solitaire diamond ring with a round brilliant shaped diamond may be the perfect choice. On the other hand, if your partner has a more unique style, a ring with an unusual stone shape, type of gemstones, coloured diamonds or mixed metal designs may be more fitting. A great tip is to pay attention and observe what he/she is wearing for jewellery on an everyday basis to get some valuable insight. 

2- Consider your partner's lifestyle: An engagement ring should not only be beautiful, but also practical for your partner to wear every day. Consider your partner's lifestyle when choosing for a ring. For example, if your partner has a physically demanding job, a ring with a low setting and a sturdier band may be a better choice than a delicate ring with a high setting. 

3- Set a budget: You might have heard of the "three months salary" rule, implying that the budget for an engagement ring should be worth the equivalent of three months' salary, but it doesn't have to be. Setting a budget for the engagement ring is important to ensure that you are able to buy a ring that you both will love without breaking the bank. However, I advise you to put things in perspective. Consider how much you spend on a new phone which you will change after a few years, and now think about how much you would spend on a ring that your partner will wear everyday for the rest of their lives & pass down from generations to generations. With this in mind, establish how much you are willing to spend on the ring, and use this to guide your shopping. Keep in mind that the price of a ring can vary a lot depending on factors such as type and quality of the gemstone or diamond, the type of metal used and the overall design of the ring. 

4- Consult with an expert: A graduate gemologist and private jeweller will be able to help you navigate through the different options available, helping you make an informed decision on finding the perfect ring for your significant other. That is exactly what I do at Larose Diamonds. Interested? Book your free online consultation here

By keeping these things in mind, you can ensure that you buy an engagement ring that your partner will love and cherish for years to come. It is important to remember that an engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment, and that it should be designed and chosen with care.