It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Ultimately, the best way to choose the perfect diamond is, ironically, not set in stone. By considering a few simple questions, it will be easy to understand which path is right for you, and in turn which specific masterpiece will be the one to adorn her finger.
The first thing you will need to do is to set a budget. It is no longer a case that individuals have to spend a set amount, judging the total value of the diamond they offer by multiples of their monthly wage. Instead, those looking for the perfect ring will simply need to put aside whatever they can realistically afford. After all, your partner may love the jewellery you buy them if you spend every last penny you have, but they may be far less excited about starting a life together with no savings and a big old wedding to pay for. By setting a realistic budget from the start you will instantly narrow down your options, filtering out those that are too expensive and those that are simply not beautiful and precious enough.
Even when it comes time to actually pick everything from the material to the diamond, there is no set way in which your shopping should be done. While some will want to show that they know their partner’s styles and interests by buying one without any help, others may want to enlist their partner’s friends or family to help. Others may simply decide that their partner will know best and in turn some couples may make the choice together. Ultimately, the one you choose will be a symbol of your love and commitment and so, again, how you go about choosing it may be immaterial so long as you end up with the right one.
Whether you are choosing together as a couple or whether you are going your own way to find the right jewels for her hand, it will be important to think of her lifestyle before making a final choice. The ring should be one that can be worn every day, and while diamonds are extremely hardy, choosing a very ornate, soft or fragile option for those who are very active or work with their hands a lot may not be the best option. As such, while style, price and significance will all be important, you will also need to make sure the ring is practical and versatile.
Choose your ring to complement her hand, not just her fashion sense and lifestyle. You may love the huge band you have found with the epic gem, but if her hands are dainty, it may look rather incongruous and unflattering.
At W G Jewellery, we have a range of stunning engagement and wedding rings to suit all tastes, all sizes and all budgets. So if in doubt, get in touch, and we can guide you towards making the perfect choice.