Your wedding is one of the most important life events you will ever go through. Your engagement ring will stay with you forever, through the days before marriage, and the many years after. It can be overwhelming when diving into the vast world of engagement rings, as there are so many styles, cuts, sizes, and details. If you’re searching for an engagement ring in Wellington, Designer’s Touch Jewelry has you covered.

What Do I Need to Know When Buying an Engagement Ring?

There are certain basics to know when deciding what engagement ring you’re going to propose with. The engagement ring is the first thing your future fiancé will see, and therefore, it’s important to know that you feel good about it. One of the first things you should find out is what her ring size is. This can always be an adventure, as it may take a bit of investigating to find out. This is the technical part of the process, but it makes all of the difference in the world. Another bit of investigation you may have to do, is noticing what jewelry style your girlfriend is into. Start paying attention to what color and stones. Also pay attention to the extravagance or lack of glitz that she prefers. Getting a stone too small or too big could be quite the mistake.

Once you have a good idea, go ahead begin picking out the engagement band. There are different metals you’ll need to pick from, such as rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, platinum, or silver. It’s important to note that there are positive and negatives to each of these metals, and understanding what the best option is for you will need to be considered, as well as the color.

The next step will be deciding what diamond or diamonds you’ll want placed upon the band. Diamond selection has it’s own methodology, such as color, carat, clarity, shape, and setting. Surprisingly, there are many different colors of diamonds, ranging from D to Z. D means that it is essentially colorless, while Z means that it has a slight yellow tint. Generally, the less color, the more expensive. Carat refers to how much the diamond weighs, or in essence, how big it is. The heavier the diamond, the more expensive it will be. Clarity simply means that the clearer the diamond, the more pricey as well. One of the most important decisions you’ll make, it what shape the diamond will have. Many women tend to have a preference on this, so again, paying attention to her other jewelry will certainly pay off. The setting of the stone on the band is another area to genuinely consider, as you may have one diamond, many diamonds, embedded diamonds, etc.

At Designer’s Touch Jewelry, we understand how overwhelming this process can be, as it’s an entire universe of endless options. If you’re considering purchasing an engagement ring in Wellington, come see us, and allow us to help navigate you through these many forever choices.