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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Engagement Ring

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Are you feeling the pressure when it comes to popping the question? Not only are you probably worrying about how you’re going to propose (and whether they’ll say “yes!”), but you’re likely also wondering how to buy an engagement ring that’ll seal the deal.

You might have found “the one”, but finding “the ring” is challenging. Avoid these 5 common mistakes people make when buying an engagement ring for a smooth proposal. Your other half won’t resist.

  1. Buying a ring that’s too small

Underestimating the ring size is always worse than overestimating because a ring that won’t slide onto a finger is a surefire way to kill the romance of the moment. Most people don’t know their partner’s ring size, so try to bring one they already wear on their ring finger.

If all else fails, opt for a bigger size; you can always take it for a resizing service if necessary.

2. Not doing your research

Do you know the difference between diamond cuts, clarity and colours? It can all feel like a bit of a minefield at first, but plenty of information is available for those buying a ring this special for the first time.

Pay particular attention to the “cut,” which will impact how sparkly or dull the diamond is. (Hint: we’re aiming for the former!)

Try to look for a GIA-certified diamond, as these have undergone the strictest grading standards, so you can be confident in their quality. However, please speak to your jeweller about all certifications because they can help you find a diamond that’s undergone the necessary grading.

3. Opting for a trendy setting or style

Always work with a specialist jeweller who won’t give you the hard sell or push you into buying a ring you’re uncomfortable with. You know your partner better than anyone else, so don’t fall into the trap of purchasing an engagement ring just because you’re told it’s “on-trend”.

Jewellery should be timeless and loved forever, so opt for a traditional setting if that’s your partner’s style or a modern one if they like to stay ahead of the curve. Either way, take your time and view a range of rings before settling on the final one.

4. Forgetting to cover your tracks

Remember to be inconspicuous when determining her ring size and keeping the secret post-purchase! Don’t spoil one of the most surprising and special moments of their lives by leaving a trail of clues behind.

In today’s world of online remarketing, Google Ads and social media ads for engagement rings will pop up for weeks after browsing, so always research using a private browser. Hide receipts or paperwork and figure out how to ensure they don’t see your bank statement!

5. Not taking out insurance

Insurance might be the last thing on your mind, but not protecting the jewellery is a huge mistake that could haunt you. Insure the piece for damage, loss, and theft for peace of mind for you and your partner.

If you have any questions about finding the perfect engagement ring and want support from the specialist jewellers at Joseph George, call 03 9654 4899 or contact us online.

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