Written by Cynthia Findlay Antiques
The hunt for the perfect engagement ring can be exciting; but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. Luckily, we’ve been helping customers find engagement rings for many years and we know a thing or two about how to shop like a pro. Here are three things to consider when shopping for that perfect engagement ring.
Determine your budget. There’s nothing worse than coming across what seems to be the perfect engagement ring only to find out it is way over your budget. Avoid this type of heartbreak by figuring out your budget before you hit jewellery stores. Armed with a price range you’re comfortable with, your bride-to-be and your wallet will be pleased.
Stay open minded. Many people begin the hunt for an engagement ring with an idea of the perfect ring. While it’s important to know what you want, sometimes having a vision of the ideal ring can limit your chances of finding the one. Remain open minded while shopping for contemporary or vintage rings and you might just find something that exceeds your expectations.
Broaden your selection of retailers. It’s easy to get stuck shopping for engagement rings at those large jewellery retailers. Instead, consider shopping at all types of stores including vintage stores and antique shops for the chance to find one-of-a-kind estate jewellery or vintage pieces.