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Gaining Purchase: 3 Tips for Buying Engagement Rings

Posted in Uncategorized on November 25, 2021.

Have you decided to propose to your partner and ask them to spend the rest of your lives together? An important decision like this calls for some serious planning!

Before you pop the big question, here’s what you need to keep in mind when choosing an engagement ring.

Don’t Get Caught Up in Trends

Liking an engagement ring worn by your favourite celebrity doesn’t mean that you should aim for the same design! It’s easy to get caught up in engagement ring trends and want to pick a ring that emulates those styles, but hey, you’ve got to resist the temptation.

There’s nothing wrong with seeking inspiration from trending ring designs. However, your decision should be based on what your partner would prefer. After all, they’re the one who’ll be wearing the ring. Thus, your goal should be to select an engagement ring that’s true to their personal style and comfort level.

Understand the Diamond Basics

You absolutely cannot show up to buy a diamond engagement ring without understanding the four cardinal rules of the stone (aka the 4 C’s). Having a basic knowledge of the cut, colour, clarity, and carat is going to help you make a well-informed decision and choose the right diamond ring for your partner.

Here’s what you need to remember:

  • The cut determines how the stone captures and reflects light and is the most important factor for deciding a diamond’s beauty.
  • The colour represents where the stone lies on the GIA colour scale.  
  • The clarity of the stone refers to the blemishes and inclusions on the diamond and determines its flawlessness.
  • The carat represents the diamond’s weight and size.

Make sure you get an engagement ring that fulfils your requirements for the 4Cs.


Determine Your Budget

When it comes to setting a budget for an engagement ring, there’s no “right” amount. Don’t fall for those rumours that specify how many months’ worth of salary you need to spend on a ring. There’s really no fixed amount when it comes to buying an engagement ring.

Having said that, you do need to set a budget. Decide on an amount that you’re comfortable spending. You don’t have to take a financial hit and get an expensive ring just so that you can show off your purchase. Be smart with your buying decisions and set your own spending rules before making any hasty purchases.

At Irish Jewel, we offer an exquisite collection of Irish Celtic jewellery that includes Claddagh engagement rings and Celtic wedding rings. We also offer Irish pendants, Celtic earrings, and other traditional jewellery.

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