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Tips for Choosing an Engagement Ring

proposal Article Written by : Daily Makeover Beauty Board Thinking of proposing to your girlfriend? Every girl’s dream is to see their partner on one knee and open a tiny ring box on his hand, asking her to marry him. Before that vision comes into a reality, every man has to go through the “complex” process of choosing the perfect ring. Should you buy the gold princess cut diamond ring? Or should you go with the platinum setting cubic zirconia ring? Whether you even choose cz matching ring sets, it all really comes down to how you pop the question. The first thing that you need to figure out when purchasing a ring is to your budget. Remember, these rings are priced high so you have to carefully select a ring that you know you can afford. You may also go for a customized ring, talk to the jeweler for style options that will fit your budget. Truth be told, the first thing that will catch your soon-to-be fiancé’s eyes is the gem of the ring. For a diamond, the popular cuts are round, princess, cushion, oval, heart and pear. The safest choice would a round cut diamond as this is a classic look that every girl loves. The type of band should not be overlooked. Observe the type of jewelry your girlfriend wears, is she fond of gold, platinum or white gold? From here, you will be able to select a proper band for the ring. How much should you pay? People say that the type of engagement ring you should buy should be proportionate to the salary that you get. The so-called two month rule which requires you to buy a ring whose value is worth two months of your salary is a very good benchmark for you to follow. It’s economical (considering that jewelry IS expensive) and it’s also very reasonable as well. When all is said and done, love isn’t exactly measured by how expensive your engagement or wedding ring is. On the contrary, it’s how you spend the rest of your life with your bride-to-be. Love should never have a price tag on it. Sure, people will talk, but who cares right? If that’s all you can afford, who are they to say that your love for your fiancé is less? It’s so sad and depressing how people equate love with financial ability. It shouldn’t be that way. You should not be ashamed of the ring that you buy, and neither should your fiancé be ashamed of it either. If she is, then she’s either after your money, or she’s too hung up on her public perception. Let’s face it, you work hard, you pay bills, you pay rent, you have a lot to pay for. You can save up for your engagement ring, but it doesn’t mean that you should blow your entire life savings on it. You still have the wedding to plan as well. When your financial conditions improve, you can buy her a better ring.