If you’re planning on getting engaged, you and your partner may be considering shopping for engagement rings together.
Now, I know you’re thinking, “Doesn’t that ruin the surprise?” Absolutely not! The surprise is when and how the ring is given, not the ring itself. Plus, wouldn’t you rather surprise your soon to be fiance with a ring they truly love?
There are many reasons to include your fiancée-to-be in the ring buying process, so keep reading to learn the benefits of shopping together and learn what questions to ask before shopping.
Here at Nelson Coleman Jewelers we encourage couples to come in and try on different rings. Even if you don’t know where to start, our experienced staff and help you choose a ring you both will love. So give us a call at 410-994-5997 or click the button below to schedule an appointment today.
Do Couples Shop for Rings Together?
It wasn’t always common for a couple to go shopping for engagement rings together. Often, a man would go to a jewelry store alone and nervous, and select a ring that best fit his taste and budget. When he proposed, his fiancée would smile and pretend to like the ring, even if it didn’t fit her personal style. Maybe that’s why the divorce rate is so high… just KIDDING!
Nowadays, couples come in and search together. I think this is the smart and romantic thing to do. I know some people think that shopping for engagement rings together will ‘ruin the surprise,’ but this is absolutely not true!
Should You Shop for Engagement Rings Together?
Yes! A woman has to wear her engagement ring for the rest of her life, so of course she should get a say in choosing the ring! Ladies, don’t you think you should be proposed to with an engagement ring that you know you’ll love?
Don’t get me wrong, you can always switch the diamond or the setting later. Your taste can change over time, and here at Nelson Coleman Jewelers, we understand that. We have a diamond trade up program for that very reason. The program allows couples to swap engagement ring settings or to replace the diamond altogether.
But there isn’t any reason why you can’t love everything about your engagement ring from the beginning. Shopping for the ring together eliminates the stress and anxiety of picking the wrong ring. You should like the ring from day one and only change it when you’re ready for something new.
Questions to Ask While Ring Shopping
Like I said in previous blog posts, the woman usually selects the ring setting and the diamond shape, and her significant other selects the actual diamond. It doesn’t always work that way, but it does most of the time.
With that in mind, the recipient of the ring should focus on the diamond shape and cut, as well as the ring setting, while both partners should set the budget and discuss diamond size and clarity together. Let’s go over some questions to ask before choosing an engagement ring:
What Diamond Shape and Cut do I Want?
Any diamond shape and cut can be used for an engagement ring, but it’s good to look around to see which diamond shape and cut looks best on your finger. A diamond shape can affect the appearance of your finger-making it look long and slender, while the diamond cut affects the brilliance of a diamond. When shopping for rings, take note of what shapes and cuts fit your finger and your personal style.
What Type of Engagement Ring Settings would Look Best with my Selected Diamond?
There are a variety of engagement ring settings, with each one particularly suited for a specific diamond cut. Choose a ring setting that complements your diamond and your style.
One of the benefits of shopping for engagement rings together is that you both find the answers to these questions. You can still maintain that element of surprise by informing your partner of your ideal setting and diamond, and allowing him or her to choose the ring to propose with.
What Quality of Diamond Fits Our Budget?
When selecting an engagement ring, don’t just focus on diamond size. Take into account the 4 C’s of diamonds and choose based on cut, carat, color, and clarity. The cost of the diamond is based on the quality of the stone, so when setting a budget, determine if you’re willing to sacrifice size for quality or vice versa.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment to Shop Together!
Shopping together is a great experience! Here at Nelson Coleman Jewelers, we make it fun to look together. Trust us – go online together and check out styles, then come in to Nelson Coleman Jewelers and try them on. It’s fun, romantic and smart.
Give us a call today at 410-994-5997 or contact us online to speak to our experienced staff and set up an appointment. We hope to see you soon!