4 Steps to Buying an Engagement Ring

Many couples shop together nowadays to ensure the bride-to-be gets exactly what she wants. Some women would rather forego the surprise and help make the decision. If you have your mind set on taking her breath away, follow this advice:

  1. Figure out her style... Your best bet for making the right choice is to do some observation. Engagement rings can be vintage, modern, classic, romantic, or dramatic. Which word seems to describe your fiancee’s style best? Listen to what she says about other people’s jewelry. Notice the kind of jewelry she wears now – silver, gold, white gold, platinum? Delicate looks or high style flair? Think about the kind of work she does and her hobbies: would a simpler ring be more practical for her lifestyle?
  2. Decide on your budget… There are so many options that there will be multiple possibilities within your price range, wherever that falls. So think about priorities for the ring as well as the total cost. Is there a must-have mounting? For some couples, the size and quality of the diamond is more important. For others, the style or cut is key. Have a conversation about it, so you’ll know where to splurge and where you can count costs without disappointing your bride.
  3. Check out the options... Often couples have to choose between the perfect setting and the perfect stone. With A Cutting Edge, you can pick the mounting you want and the diamond you want and pair the two perfect pieces together. A Cutting Edge Jewelry has a fantastic NO interest lay-a-way program that lets you pay for the ring at your own pace – increasing your options. We complete your ring in our gold shop, and as soon as it is paid in full it is ready to be picked up.
  4. Pop the question…You don’t have to worry about sizing. Like many of our services, initial sizing is complimentary. Unlike most stores, A Cutting Edge has same-day service for ring sizing so your bride-to-be doesn’t have to wait to wear her new ring. Your bride can come in as often or as little as she would like to have her ring cleaned and checked. About once a year, she may have to have her white gold ring rhodium-plated. This service takes just a few minutes and is completed while you wait, and will keep her ring looking like the day you asked her to marry you.

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