Congratulations! You are ready to take the next step in your relationship with your significant other. How exciting! But, how do you take that next step? What actions do you need to take towards purchasing a ring.

  • BUDGET
    • Will determine a lot, like the 4 C’s; cut, color, carat, and clarity in regards to the diamond alone.
    • Also take into consideration how much the setting would cost. (Diamonds, No diamonds, Halo, No halo, Big diamonds, Small diamonds, etc.)
      • DISCLAIMER! You can do research about diamonds to get a better understanding. However, it’s always best to see the diamond for yourself in person! What’s on paper can be different in person!

**Couple’s sometimes shop together or they shop separate to keep the proposal a surprise!

** If you still want to get your partner what they want, you can ask friends or family or check out their pinterest page! 

    • Now that you have determined a budget now comes for shape and size of your diamond.
    • There are multiple shapes to choose from: Round, Oval, Pear, Princess, Cushion, and Emerald.
    • Rounds are the most brilliant of all the diamonds! (But they’re all beautiful!)
    • Each cut is priced differently in regards to the 4C’s.
  • SETTING
    • This is what the main diamond will sit in. However the style, it will complement the main stone.
    • There can be diamonds or no diamonds. Halo or no halo. Twist or no twist. There are so many styles to choose from!
    • Along with style, comes color. You have white, yellow, and rose gold. Or if your significant other is other to certain alloys (i.e., Copper, Silver, etc.) they can get platinum.
      • Platinum is more “hypoallergenic,” it’s not recommended unless there is an allergy. It’s a softer metal, so it is more prone to deeper scratches and it turns into a gun metal grey when not maintained well enough.
    • Ring size is very important!! If you’re not sure what her ring size is and you plan on keeping this a surprise, sneak a ring away from her jewelry box or ask someone who could potentially know!
  • TIME FRAME
    • When in the planning process from the time you get the ring to the time you are going to propose that you give yourself leverage for orders!
    • Sometimes settings would need to be order to get the correct size, design, and/or color, so allow yourself enough time to get the ring from when you plan on proposing!
    • Different manufacturers have different delivery times.
  • PROPOSAL
    • If you plan on proposing it abroad, be sure to keep it on your person as much as possible!
    • It’s safer on the finger rather than in a box.
    • Do it as soon as you can, you don’t want it lost or stolen!

Hopefully these quick tips leave a better understanding of what it entails to purchase a diamond. The smallest information can help in a big way! Never forget that it’s always better to see a diamond in person than reading about it’s information! Good luck and congratulations on taking this next step with your partner!