5 Tips for our ladies- How to pick your engagement ring
The Diamond Daughters are here to help you with every part of the process of picking your engagement ring. If you are just starting & you think he might propose soon, here are a few tips to help you get the ring that YOU will love.
Know your budget-It is important to talk to your partner and figure out a price range you feel comfortable with for your ring. This way, when you start shopping around & looking at designs, you have an idea of which rings will work with your budget. Once you set your budget, start looking at styles. If you want the proposal to be a total surprise, you can always contact us and we’ll provide a price range of what your ring might cost (which will help point you in the right direction).
Pick your shape - There are many shapes when it comes to diamonds. There are also current trends - pick the shape that YOU like the best. If you are not sure where to start, look at Pinterest or magazines to get some ideas. Round shape is the “classic” shape and will always stay that way. The top diamond shapes for 2017-2018 are rounds, cushion, pear shape and princess. It really is up to you and what you think will look good on your finger.
Pick your style & make a Pinterest board! - This is the fun part! Start pinning and show your friends your favorite diamond shapes and ring styles. Pick different shapes & styles and go crazy with it (just for fun!). You can always narrow down the styles you like from there. By showing this to your friends, or even boyfriend, it will give them an idea of what you like & he will probably ask your friends or a family member for some help when the time comes.
Try on rings and see them on your finger- So you picked different shapes and styles but you still can’t pick just one. Come see us, the Diamond daughters! We will share our pretty rings with you and you will get a quick engagement ring preview from us. We love to share our knowledge with others and we really enjoy helping our customers create the ring of their dreams. Once you know your style, we will keep it on file & and also get your finger size-this is a very important part of the process!.
Enjoy the process & share your ideas with your besties or family members - You think he will propose soon? Maybe not? The timing is not as important as knowing you’ll get your dream ring that you’ll LOVE. That is why you have to tell your close family or your friends about the ring that you would like. Maybe you have a group of friends that you all hang out with; this will be very helpful when the time comes, trust me.
Keep in mind, it is now a trend to have the women come to us first so can we help them decide what kind of design they would like. We may even pick the diamond together and all he would have to do is come to our shop & seal the deal! This is the best way to make sure you get your dream ring; and believe me, you will want to have a ring that you just cannot stop staring at, a ring that you’ll want to show off to everyone. That’s the best part after all…
If this is a total surprise, at least pick your shape and let him know what it is, or tell a friend you think he’ll ask for help. We offer the option of purchasing a diamond and putting it in a solitaire (a simple ring without diamonds). Once he proposes, you can bring it back to us and we'll give you credit back for the ring and you can design your dream ring together. This is a good way to still be surprised while saving your money and creating the design that you always hoped for.
Please feel free to contact the Diamond Daughters with any questions - we are here to help.