You’re about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life – proposing. But before you even think about proposing you have to first find the right engagement ring. This handy guide on how to buy an engagement ring will show you how it’s done, and our customer service team of dedicated diamond professionals is here to help you every step of the way.
GUIDE: HOW TO BUY AN ENGAGEMENT RING
1. Decide a budget
Love doesn’t have a price on it, but engagement rings do. You certainly don’t have to (and shouldn’t) abide by silly antiquated rules like spending 2 or 3 months’ salary on the engagement ring, but it is important that you decide on a price that you’re comfortable with. When advising customers on how to buy an engagement ring, we always tell them to know how much they wish to spend first. You can rest assured that you’ll be getting the best possible quality at James Allen for your budget, and we offer payment options to help you make the engagement ring purchase.
2. Choose a metal type
Engagement ring metal types
The next step in our how to buy an engagement ring guide is choosing the metal type. There are four metal types to consider: Platinum, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. They each have their advantages. You can learn about choosing the right metal type for your engagement ring here:
ENGAGEMENT RING METAL GUIDE
3. Select an engagement ring setting
Engagement ring style guide
If you’d prefer, you can start with finding the diamond or gemstone instead – the choice is yours. Browsing through engagement ring setting options can seem overwhelming, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. Determining her personality type and style will help you decide what type of ring to look for (solitaire, halo, vintage, etc.). Once you have that figured out, choosing the exact ring setting that suits her best will be much easier. Learn more about engagement ring styles here: