Five Tips for Choosing an Engagement Ring

Are you ready to take the first steps towards making one of the most magical moments of your life become a reality? Asking your beloved to commit to a lifetime together is a memory you’ll share forever, and choosing the right ring to serve as a constant reminder of your promise to each other is an important decision. Finding the perfect fit can feel intimidating, especially with the added pressure of keeping such an exciting secret! Fortunately, your friends at Paris Jewellers are here to help you learn how to make your choice with confidence and make a selection that’s sure to leave your spouse-to-be delighted.

If you’re getting ready to pop the question, below are five key things to keep in mind when choosing a ring. Read on to learn more!

Getting Started

Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of finding a ring that’s the perfect fit for the special someone in your life? There’s no need to worry; you’re not alone! Proposing is one of the most important moments of your life, so it’s perfectly natural to feel a little nervous and to want things to go as perfectly as possible. Doing a little research (just like you’re doing now) will go a long way to helping you make the right choice and alleviating many of the concerns you have. At Paris Jewellers, we’re proud to help our proposers walk through the entire process and recommend keeping the following in mind when making your pick:

Budget

It likely comes as no surprise that one of the biggest factors that influence what ring you pick is your budget. Knowing how much to spend or how to best use your budget might seem stressful at first, but with the help of a talented specialist, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how easy it is to find stunning rings that fit within your range. Paris Jewellers proudly offers engagement rings at a wide variety of price points, making it simple to find something that works for you and the one you love, without going over budget. To make things even easier, we offer financing options that allow you to take home your dream ring today and pay in easy monthly payments over time for up to 24 months.

When making your budget, keep in mind that there is no specific amount that you have to spend. While you might be familiar with the old saying that dictates that you should spend no less than 3 months salary, the reality is, only you know what the right number is for you. Rather than turning your budget into a source of stress, give yourself permission to be honest about what the best financial range is for you, and focus on finding the best fit within those guidelines. Like we said above, it’s easier than you think!

Consider Their Sense of Style

No two love stories alike and that means that every engagement ring is as unique and the couple that selects them. When trying to decide what kind of ring your soon-to-be fiancé would like, consider their sense of style, as well as the kinds of jewellery they currently wear. Are they someone who loves to look timeless and elegant? Are they more on the whimsical side? Or maybe they love to have the modern edge on everything and have a wardrobe full of the latest trends, right off the runway. Taking some time to do some style sleuthing will make it far easier to select a ring style with confidence and help guide you towards specific settings from the iconic solitaire to more trendy east-west rings.

If you find yourself coming up with more question marks than answers when style hunting, worry not! As a fail-safe, you can always try to ask friends and family members about your loved one’s preference and even ask them directly if need be.

Know the 4C’s

Are you familiar with the 4Cs of diamond quality? If not, you might want to brush up on your knowledge regard cut, carat, colour, and clarity. While many are familiar with carat size as a distinguisher (more on that in a moment), cut, colour, and clarity, play a key role in ensuring that the diamond you choose has that proper lustre and long-lasting sparkle you’re looking for. Ensuring you get a gem that ranks highly in each category will lead to dazzling results.

With regards to carat size, it’s worth noting that every setting and style is somewhat different, and a multiplicity of factors, including the hand size of your loved one, will help influence what size stone works best. Paris Jewellers’ carries a wide range of carat sizes, including multiple timeless one-carat features within our Eternal By Paris line.

Finally, remember to consider additional details such as purchasing insurance and a Jewellery Care Plan, and most importantly, remember to relax, breathe, and enjoy this special moment!

Sizing

So, you’ve narrowed down the style, setting, gemstone and metal to use…now what? Sizing, of course! Ensuring your beloved’s ring fits is a key part of crafting the perfect engagement ring, and can be tricky to get just right without a little homework. If your sweetheart doesn’t know their ring size directly, try to discreetly “borrow” one of their existing rings, ask a friend or family member, or see if you can arrange a scenario that would allow you to get an accurate estimate. To give you extra reassurance, Paris Jewellers offers a 30-day full-refund guarantee, as well as extensive gold-smithing services that make it easy to resize and adjust as needed.

Partner With the Right Store

Planning on buying online? Partner with Paris! If you’re unable to visit us in-store across one of our 24 locations, our team of experts is happy to help you find the right fit from the comfort of your home. We ship all across North America using trusted carriers like FedEx, Purolator, and Canada Post, giving you peace of mind and the ability to maintain the surprise!

Ready to Start a New Chapter in Your Love Story?

For 30 years, Paris Jewellers has helped Canadians create their perfect engagement with our stunning selection of fine jewellery. With 22 locations across 4 provinces, our team strives to provide an exceptional experience that helps you feel confident when it comes to selecting the most important symbols of your love. As a proudly Canadian business, you can trust us to work alongside you to add that little extra sparkle of magic to life’s special moments. From the promise of forever to gifts for every occasion, Paris Jewellers is here to help you find the perfect fit. Contact us now to learn more!