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How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring for the Woman in Your Life

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Engagement rings are a symbol of eternal love, a token of undying devotion, and an ultimate display of commitment to your partner. Whether the love is new and fresh or one that has been around for a long time, engagement rings play an important role in snatching the attention of the woman of your dreams. Choosing the perfect ring is a daunting task, and it is easy to get lost in all the choices available on the market. There are numerous factors to be taken into consideration while choosing the ring. You also have to take into account her taste and likings, along with what she has always dreamt of wearing on her finger. The engagement ring not just expresses the love you have for your partner; it also paves way for the style which both partners wish to own together.

Picking the right engagement ring can be a daunting task. How do you choose something that will be worn for the rest of your partner's life? How do you know what to buy?

Gather Inspiration

Where to begin? First, consider your budget. While many people believe you should spend two or three months' salary on an engagement ring, there's no official guideline or rule — it's just a marketing campaign from the 1940s. Your budget doesn't matter as much as choosing something she'll love. You can find rings within any price range that look gorgeous and are made from high-quality materials.

If you're not sure what your partner prefers in general, don't worry! Do some sleuthing and start gathering inspiration by asking her friends and family what they think she'd like. If she has siblings, ask their spouses (or partners) if they have any ideas. She may have hinted at what she wants in the past, so pay attention to little clues she might have dropped along the way.

Figure Out Her Style

If she has a large collection of silver jewelry, chances are that a gold band is not going to look right on her finger. Don’t pick a diamond-encrusted platinum band if she tends to prefer plain silver accessories – she may not feel comfortable wearing such an expensive piece of jewelry day in and day out. If you don’t know her taste, this is where being a good spy will come in handy! Look at the kinds of jewelry she wears and the colors that she likes. This will help you determine what kind of material, color and style of gemstone will work best.

Consider Her Lifestyle

Are your fiancée-to-be’s hands rough or delicate? Is she a teacher or someone who uses their hands for work? If so, you may want to consider a more durable option like platinum or titanium. Does she spend long hours on the computer typing? You may also want to consider a less angular shape, like an oval cut diamond, which won’t catch on her clothes when she moves her hand.

Set A Budget That Works For You Both

The average amount that Americans spend on an engagement ring is $5,900. That's a lot of money. It's also a lot of pressure to put on yourself and your partner if you're not wealthy or used to spending that much money on something that doesn't have any inherent value.

You might even feel guilty for spending so much money on something you know is simply a symbol.

But if you're investing in an engagement ring, it's important to think about what price range makes sense for you — both as an individual and as a couple.

Pick The Perfect Stone

While diamonds are traditional, they aren't necessarily the only option. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are all beautiful options, and they're often cheaper than diamonds. Some people also go for colored diamonds if they want something a little different.

If you do choose to go with a diamond, though, keep in mind that not all diamonds are created equal — literally. Each stone has different characteristics (called "the four Cs") that affect its value: cut, clarity, color and carat size. You don't have to spend a fortune on any of them except carat size, but understanding what these terms mean will help you find the right balance between your budget and your partner's desires.

With A Little Homework, You Can Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring. The most important thing to do when looking for an engagement ring is to come prepared. Know what your budget is, know what the four C's are, and come with an idea of how you want the ring to look. Chances are that if you know all this information before you start shopping, the process will be much easier than it would on a whim.

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