Now that you’ve decided that you’re going to pop the question, it’s time to go ring shopping. The right ring can give you the strength you need to ask the question with the confidence of knowing she’ll say “yes.” And that means that, out of all of the rings in the world, you have to choose the perfect one, just as you’re hoping that out of all the men in the world, she’ll pick you to be her partner for life. By following these guidelines, you’ll be ready:

Set a budget.

Your goal should be to buy the most beautiful ring you can comfortably afford. You don’t want to start wedding planning while you’re up to your neck in debt. And don’t put off proposing because you can’t afford the ring you want; you can always buy her a more expensive ring sometime in the future as an anniversary gift.

Get the correct size. 

In order to keep the proposal a surprise, you can’t just ask her what her ring size is. The best way to get the right size without her knowing is to borrow a ring that she doesn’t often wear from her jewelry box and take it to a jeweler to be measured. That way, you’ll avoid that awkward moment where you get on one knee and try to slip a ring onto her finger, only to find that it doesn’t fit.

Research her style.

Based on the jewelry she already owns and wears, you should be able to build some kind of profile in terms of what she would or wouldn’t like. For example, does she tend to wear gold, or does she lean more toward silver or platinum? If you’re having trouble determining which style is best, contact our experts at Steve Zipkin & Co. for some assistance.

Select the band.

The reason it’s so important to take note of what metal she typically wears is that you can use this information to pick the right metal for the ring band. Yellow or white gold rings are the classic, traditional favorite, but platinum rings are becoming increasingly popular.

Select the Right Diamond.

If you opt for a diamond ring, instead of something less conventional such as a birthstone, know the 4 C’s:

Once you have the four C’s all figured out, all you have to do is choose the shape and the setting. We can help you through every step of the process, so contact Steve Zipkin & Co. Diamond Jewelry today!

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