Clayton, Missouri
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The Do's & Don'ts of Engagement Ring Shopping August 30, 2018

Clayton, St. Louis County
The Do's & Don'ts of Engagement Ring Shopping, Clayton, Missouri

Whether you want to create a custom engagement ring or pick from the selection at a jewelry store, the moment you pop the question should be as perfect as possible. Presenting your sweetheart with a sparkling ring they truly love will make the occasion even more memorable. To ensure the proposal goes off without a hitch, consider what you should and shouldn’t do when shopping for engagement rings.  


Slip the topic into conversation for style ideas. 

Your loved one should want to wear the ring every day, so it’s important to choose a style you know they’ll like. If you’re not sure where to start, casually mention the topic. You can ask whether they prefer simple or eye-catching pieces and other questions to help gauge what they like. If they have a jewelry box, you can look at other rings with diamonds and precious stones to see if there is a common design theme. You can also determine ring size by looking at items in their personal jewelry collection.

Think outside the box.

Although there is nothing wrong with choosing a classic diamond ring, don’t be afraid to stretch your imagination when weighing options. Today, all sorts of precious stones are used to create custom engagement rings. Choosing to place your sweetheart’s birthstone or a gem of their favorite hue in a delicate setting will make the ring stand out even more. 


Wait until the last minute to start looking.

If you have a date set on the calendar to propose, don’t wait until a few custom engagement ringsdays before to start looking for a ring. If you plan to work with a jeweler to create a custom engagement ring, the process of choosing a diamond and setting design could take a few weeks or longer. It’s best to start planning as soon as possible to ensure there’s time to create, or find, the right ring. 

Forget to get insurance. 

If the ring is ever lost, damaged, or stolen, insurance will cover the cost of repairing or replacing it. Once you get the ring insured, you will get a certificate that includes a valuation of the diamond grade and its characteristics as determined by a professional examination. Having the document can also help answer questions the recipient might have about the ring. 


If you want to present your soon-to-be spouse with a custom engagement ring, the staff at Clayton Jewelers in Saint Louis, MO, is excited to help you create the perfect piece. They will also help navigate the in-store selection and provide suggestions on what pieces will make great anniversary gifts in the future. To schedule a consultation in Saint Louis, call (314) 726-2220. Visit the shop online to browse the designer ring collections they carry, and follow them on Instagram to see photos of the merchandise. 

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