When you and your sweetheart know you are ready to tie the knot, it can be hard to contain your excitement—so don’t let the process of choosing an engagement ring get you tied up in knots. At Wade’s Jewelers in Gibsonville, NC, we have nearly 70 years of experience helping couples choose rings to signify the promise of a lifetime.
After decades of experience, we recommend following these three tips when shopping for an engagement ring:
- Know Your Budget: This is a crucial first step and perhaps the hardest one to determine. For most people, especially men, an engagement ring is the first expensive piece of jewelry you will buy. If you feel lost, the best thing to do is talk to us without your girlfriend present. Look at some of the many rings we have in stock and have a candid conversation about what you can afford. While talking money may seem to suck the romance out of the process, we assure you that we have beautiful rings to fit every budget.
- Know The Four “C”s: The four “C”s stand for Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight—the main tenets of diamond shopping. Cut refers to the proportion of the diamond. The better it is cut, the more the stone will shine. Although diamonds naturally come in all colors, the best color is no color at all, as this allows for light to pass through completely. Clarity denotes the diamond’s flaws and where they are located when viewed under a microscope. Carats are the units used to measure the weight of a diamond. As the weight increases, so does the price. When all four of these elements come together, they determine the quality and cost of the diamond. This may sound difficult to understand now but we will sit down with you and help you make a very educated decision.
- Know Her Style: Take another good look at your significant other and assess their clothing and jewelry choices to get a sense of their style. If you need help, enlist advice from one her very close friends or relatives. Another great place to look at the “wedding” or “engagement” boards on her Pinterest account! Also, remember to choose a ring that fits her professional lifestyle. Does she get her hands dirty at work? Think about what conditions the ring may have to endure in the years to come.
Once you’ve compiled all of these factors, you’ll be ready to choose the ideal engagement ring for your bride-to-be. Here at Wade’s Jewelers we are ALL excited help you find something she loves that you can comfortably afford. Come visit us this holiday season to browse an extensive selection of engagement rings, learn about custom designs on their website, or call (336) 449-4949 for more information.