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Thursday, January 27, 2022

7 Engagement Ring Shopping Tips

Words by Becca Sigal
Photos courtesy of Ring Concierge

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and so are the proposals! There is so much to consider when shopping for an engagement ring, and Ring Concierge’s engagement ring shopping guide will help you find that perfect ring. These are the tips you need to make the process streamlined and stress-free, from start to finish.


Set a budget

At the very start of the engagement ring shopping journey, it's important to set a budget. For starters, you can ignore the two-month salary rule. Instead, your budget should depend on what you feel comfortable with. Ring Concierge has a variety of setting styles and an extensive diamond inventory to accommodate different price points.

Find out her favorite style

An engagement ring is something she'll wear every day so it's important that it reflects her personal style. Even if you haven't explicitly discussed what she envisions for her dream ring, there are plenty of ways to get a good idea without asking. Her friends, family members, and even Pinterest are additional great resources. Even taking note of the jewelry she already loves and wears can give you some direction. Does she only wear gold? Does she gravitate toward vintage-inspired pieces or more modern designs? Ring Concierge has something for every style.

Study up on the 4 Cs

You've heard about the four Cs of diamonds: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Each of these attributes affects the price, but some matter when determining which diamonds meet your preferences and standard — it's all a matter of opinion. You'll want to understand the four Cs so you can decide what's most important to you, what makes the most sense for your budget, and feel more confident by knowing exactly what you're shopping for.

Buy shy

Buying shy of the carat is one of the smartest ways to get the most bling for your buck when buying an engagement ring. Prices increase significantly at the full carat mark.

Don't stress about the paperwork

When making a purchase as important as an engagement ring, the paperwork is essential in confirming the quality of the diamond you are buying. All of Ring Concierge’s diamonds are natural (meaning from the earth, not lab-grown) GIA certified, and guaranteed by their suppliers to be conflict-free.

Rest assured knowing we'll get her the perfect ring

You already have enough to worry about with planning the perfect proposal, so your ring-buying experience should be stress-free. Ring Concierge’s team is here to help find her dream ring.

Protect your investment

Once she has her engagement ring, you'll want to make sure it's protected.

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