A Man's Bible to Choosing an Engagement Ringby Business Listings Editor
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Shopping for clothes is a daunting task for most men. Imagine the difficulty of choosing the right engagement ring for the love of your life. Oh and did we mention she’ll be wearing that ring forever? No pressure. Breathe in, breathe out. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what every man should know about buying an engagement ring. Read, take notes, and search well before you buy. You’ll do great!
1. Know Your Girl
If you’re planning to grow old with her, know her style before purchasing that ring. How your girl dresses, for example, would tell you if she would be leaning towards a traditional ring, an edgy ring, a classic ring, and so forth. Be observant too about the accessories she wears and take some mental notes on what styles of accessories she prefers.
2. Know the Four Cs
Always take into account the 4 Cs when purchasing the perfect engagement ring for your partner. Look into the cut, colour, clarity, and the carat weight. These Cs will determine not just the quality of the diamond but also its price. If you get a little confused, you can always ask to see samples of different engagement rings from reputable jewellery stores in Singapore. Ask to see the different cuts (round, oval, heart, radiant, trillion, straight baguette, emerald, princess, pear, tapered baguette, marquise, etc.) Inquire about colour differences (colourless diamonds are the most expensive and the rarest), and inquire about clarity (diamonds that have lesser imperfections are clearer and are also more expensive). The weight of the diamond would also depend on its size, and this would affect the price of the ring as well.
3. Know the Setting
How the diamond is placed on the ring will determine its setting. There are different types of settings, and you can even combine some of these settings. The most popular settings include: the tiffany setting, the bezel setting, the eternity band, the pave, and the channel setting.
4. Know the Metal
The metal type that would make up the ring band is also very important. Of course your girl’s preference would really matter when it comes to metal type. Would she prefer yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum, silver, or a combination of different types of metals?
5. Know her Friends
They’ll come in very handy when you can’t seem to figure out what your partner wants. Ask her close friends to help you in finding out your girl’s ring preferences. So if all else fails, her girlfriends will be your greatest allies. They’ll be able to fish out information for you! Aside from the type of ring your girl wants though, make sure you ask her friends to find out what her ring size is. This is very important as even the nicest ring would be useless if it won’t fit on her finger.
So you’ve established what ring your partner wants and you know her size. Good job! It’s time to set your budget and start looking for that perfect ring.
In search of that perfect engagement ring? Look no further. Contact reputable jewellery stores in Singapore by checking out our inSing jewellery business directory, and our jewellery consumer guide for more clever tips and articles about jewellery if you're looking for more pieces for your partner.