ENGAGEMENT RING SHOPPING TIPS: HOW LONG BEFORE PROPOSING SHOULD YOU BUY THE RING?
If you are planning on getting engaged soon, congratulations! Finding your soul mate is a special milestone. Once you have decided to ask for your significant other’s hand in marriage, the next step is finding a spectacular engagement ring.
If you are about to embark on this remarkable journey, you might be wondering how long before proposing you should buy the ring. To help you perfect this important occasion, we have put together some engagement ring shopping tips on when to start shopping for an engagement ring. By allowing enough time to consider your options, you will be able to find the perfect engagement ring and plan a fairy-tale proposal.
WHEN TO BUY THE ENGAGEMENT RING
Buying an engagement ring and planning the perfect proposalplanning the perfect proposal are among the most exceptional experiences in life. Finding an engagement ring that your fiancé-to-be will adore is the single most important part of planning the perfect proposal. Hence, you want to make sure you allow ample time to find the ring that will sweep her off her feet.
This brings us to the question: When should you start shopping for an engagement ring?
Although it’s certainly not set in stone, we recommend beginning your search for an engagement ring approximately two to three months before the proposal. This allows time to do the necessary research, find the right jeweller, narrow down your options, resize the ring if necessary and add a personal engraving if you do decide to go that route.
ARE YOU SHOPPING ALONE OR SELECTING THE RING TOGETHER?
An important factor to consider when thinking about when to start shopping for an engagement ring is whether you are shopping alone or together as a couple. Some brides-to-be want to be entirely surprised, some drop hints and share Pinterest boards, and others help their soul mate select the ring.
Every couple’s journey to finding the perfect engagement ring is unique. Whichever route you follow, knowing your significant other’s personal taste and having an idea of the style of engagement ring she loves, can simplify your decision-making process.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING AN ENGAGEMENT RING
Your significant other has a unique set of traits that made you fall in love with her. So, her ring should have a unique combination of design elements that will make her fall in love with it.
Before visiting a jewellery showroom, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the different engagement ring design elements. Knowing the options that are available will help you choose an engagement ring with confidence. Our five steps to choosing the perfect engagement ring serve as a helpful guide in deciding on the individual engagement ring design elements, some of which include the diamond, the setting and the metal. Selecting these features while keeping your bride-to-be’s unique personality and style in mind, will result in a perfect choice; one that will be a beautiful symbol of your love and commitment, forever.
GET EXPERT ENGAGEMENT RING BUYING ADVICE FROM SHIMANSKY
At Shimansky we understand how important the special moment is of getting down on one knee and finally hearing your significant other say “yes”. Whether you are keeping the engagement ring a surprise or sharing the shopping experience as a couple, our expert engagement ring buying advice will help you find the perfect ring.
Every masterpiece in our collection of engagement ring designs is crafted with attention to detail. From classic solitaire diamond engagement rings, dazzling three-stone trilogies, standout halo engagement rings, iconic Shimansky signature designs to bespoke diamond engagement rings tailored to your exact specifications. Regardless of the engagement ring style you are in search of, Shimansky has the design that reflects your unique personal taste.
Whether you are just starting your search or already have a clear idea of what you want, we invite you to book an appointment at one of our showrooms. Our diamond experts will be delighted to guide you in finding a scintillating engagement ring that symbolises you and your partner’s endless love and commitment to one another.