How to Choose an Engagement Ring
Engagement rings are a once in a life time investment for most people. Finding the perfect ring for your girl can be a daunting experience. You might wonder how so many pieces of jewelry can be marked down 50 to 70 percent. There must be something wrong with the stone or the quality of the entire ring for it to be priced so low. Stop trying to figure out why it is so cheap because it isn’t. I spent many years selling fine jewelry in some of the biggest retail companies in America. Jewelry has a mark up of 300% which is why a huge sale might look so attractive. The first thing to remember is don’t buy something that is at full price. If it is truly a one of a kind made to order item the price is between you and the jeweler to set but even then you should find the cost of similar size and quality stones to come to a dignified amount. With all the choices available to you with the click of a mouse there should not be a problem with getting a deal. I don’t think that anyone will want you to take your business elsewhere because they insisted on not budging on a price.
Before you start to shop you need to figure out a few things. You can always just go out and pick the first thing that catches your eye but here are a few pointers to keep in mind.
Shape of the main or center stone / diamond
The shape of the stone will not affect your price. Not until you are looking at size and quality will the shape play a part in the overall ring. The shape will be the first thing that most people will notice when looking at the ring on her finger. It is best to find out what your fiance prefers when it comes to shape since she will be wearing it. I am certain that she will be happy no matter what you choose but it is not hard to figure out her preference without coming right out and asking her. When you see someone else wearing a ring make a remark about the shape. Don’t be obvious, wait for someone showing off their ring and 10 out of 10 times she will give her opinion. You probably won’t even have to ask.
These are the basic shapes that you will find.
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