Tips for Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Getting ready to propose to your special someone is one of the most exciting moments of your life, and finding the right ring to symbolize your love is an important choice that will stay with both of you forever. While ring shopping can often feel daunting, having some basic knowledge of what to look for and be aware of can go a long way to reducing stress and make it easy to find your sweetheart’s perfect fit. Below, we’ll explore a few tips to help guide your engagement ring shopping and to help make your big moment irreplaceable. Read on to learn more!s

Where to Start

There’s no denying that a lot of thought and care goes into choosing a ring for your fiance-to-be. Coming in with a plan will make it easier to find the perfect match, and alleviate many of the initial concerns that can cause stress and headaches throughout the selection process. Elements you’ll want to have in mind prior to shopping include:

Budget

Budgeting can, understandably, be one of the most stressful parts of choosing a ring. However, with a little pre-planning, it can be easier than you think to find a beautiful ring at a reasonable cost. It’s also worth mentioning that although there are many different theories about how much you “need” to spend on an engagement ring, the only people who can decide what the right amount is yourself, and if applicable, your fiancee. At Paris Jewellers we offer engagement rings at a wide variety of price points, making it simple to find something that works for you. To make things even easier, we offer financing options that allow you to take home your dream today and pay in easy monthly payments over time for up to 24 months.

Know Their Preferred Shape

Engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes, so having an idea of your loved one’s preferences will make it vastly easier to find the right fit. Popular trends/settings including:

-Solitaire

-Halo

-Round

-Cluster and multi-stone, and more.

If you’re feeling in the dark as to what kind of ring your sweetheart would like, you can take a general hint by looking at their existing jewellery collection, asking friends and family, and paying close attention to comments they might make regarding other people’s rings, etc.

Choosing the Right Metal

Once you have a setting in mind, you’ll need to know what kind of metal to choose for the band. White and yellow gold are the most common selections, with rose gold, platinum, and other alloys rounding out the bunch. When choosing your metal, it’s important to be aware of any allergies your fiance-to-be might have, as well as to consider what will look best on their skin tone, etc. Our team of experts are happy to walk you through the ins and outs of each option so you feel confident with your final selection.

Carat Size

Finally, you’ll need to know what size of gemstone you’re wanting for your setting, as well as brush up on your knowledge of the 4Cs of diamond quality: cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight.

Once you have these basics in mind, moving forward with a selection will often be much easier than you expect. It’s crucial to 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!

Ready To Celebrate Forever With the One You Love?

For 30 years, Paris Jewellers has been helping Canadians create the perfect engagement moment with our stunning selection of fine jewellery and unbeatable customer service. With 22 locations across 4 Provinces, Paris believes in providing an exceptional experience that allows each of our buyers to feel confident, understood, and informed when making their purchase. As a proudly Canadian business that’s family-owned and operated, 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!