Buying engagement rings from Temple and Grace can be one of the most difficult purchasing decisions you ever go through since there is so much variety to choose from. There is also the fact that you are potentially buying something that your partner may not like and that you will need to return and replace.
Back in the day, choosing engagement rings from Temple and Grace was far less complicated with people making a binary choice between emerald or princess cut and yellow or white gold. Today, there’s plenty more that needs to be considered – let’s take a look at some tips you can use when shopping for your engagement rings.
1. Don’t surrender to the current trend
Your engagement rings need to be something that’s absolutely timeless and represent your love with your partner over the decades you will undoubtedly enjoy together. With that said, you obviously don’t want to go with something that’s only currently trendy and will look incredibly dated later on in your marriage.
If you are buying them in order to propose and surprise your partner, then it would make sense to think about what their style is when it comes to jewellery; do they like big statement pieces or something more subtle? Take informational cures from the way they dress and wear any jewellery they already own.
2. Don’t get hung up on grading stones
There is a large focus in the diamond and precious stones industry on the individual quality of stones and they are normally graded on factors like their colour and clarity. The higher the grade of the stone, the more expensive (and impressive) the engagement rings are going to be.
However, price and certification aren’t everything. Even if a stone is perfect on paper, if it doesn’t leap out at your as the right one then there’s no point getting it. The final decision on your engagement rings should come from the gut and not from a clinical comparison of grade scores.
3. Size matters not (or does it?)
The actual size of the stone on your engagement rings only matters if you and your partner think it does. Some people think there’s nothing better than a big fat rock while others think something like that is impractical and outlandish.
It really all depends on your personal preferences and the preferences of your partner. Also, think about the practicality of big stones if you work in jobs where you wear gloves or do delicate hand work.
4. Decide your ethics about the source
If you don’t really care about the story of where your rock came from, then this element of buying engagement rings won’t be a big deal for you. However, if you are concerned about contributing the blood diamond trade then you would want to do some investigating to make sure that the stones on your engagement rings were paid for in the blood of innocents.
5. Don’t go alone
Trying to shop for something as unique and personal as engagement rings can be really difficult on your own and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Having a friend with you (preferable one who knows you and your partner well) will help to keep you focused on the task at hand and help prevent you from going off-track.
Hopefully the above information has given you some great tips you can use when you’re shopping at Temple and Grace for your engagement rings.