How to Pick an Engagement Ring

June 10, 2021
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Well, you head into the jewelers, pick one out you like, pay money for the good and service. No, no, ok that’s simplifying things a bit too much isn’t it!? This time on the Stewart Kuper Jewelers blog we wanted to walk you through how to pick out an engagement ring and what to consider. Read this and you’ll be ready to pop the question in no time!

Do Your Research

First thing first, you’re going to need to do some research! If you’re trying to pick out a ring as a total surprise, you’re going to want to look at your significant other’s collection of jewelry. Pay close attention to any rings. Then answer these questions:

  • What kind of gems pop up most frequently?
  • What kinds of metals are they? Silver, yellow gold, white gold?
  • What shape are the stones?

While it is highly unlikely they have a ring that perfectly matches what their ideal engagement ring is, it’s a good start to begin compiling that information so you know what to look for – or what not to look for.

If you’re working with your significant other well then that’s easy enough! Just answer those questions together and start looking! Just schedule your appointment with Stewart Kuper Jewelers today and we can show plenty of precious rings!

Now that you’ve done some research and answered those questions, consider the following.

  • Shape
  • Gemstones
  • Band
  • Budget

Shape

You’ve already found out what shape stones your significant other seems to prefer so use that as a baseline to start shopping. 

Your “shopping list” might now look like this.

-The- Ring List

  • Round or Fancy

Type of Stone

Diamonds are the traditional engagement ring stone of choice but they are not the only one! Some prefer a ruby engagement ring over diamonds. Others love to have their diamonds flanked by other precious stones like ruby or sapphire. These stones will reflect your care, attention to detail, and thoughtfulness when you select stones they love. 

With those types of gems in mind, you can add that to the possibilities. Let’s add those to the list going forward:

-The- Ring List

  • Round or Fancy
  • Diamonds, Rubies

The Band

With the research you did first you should have a good idea about what kind of metal your significant other would like for the band. Consider whether you want a simple, plain band or if you’d like to have smaller diamonds embedded in the band. If you’re open to either, and think your loved one is too, jot that down too.

Again, the list:

-The- Ring List

  • Round or Fancy
  • Diamonds, Rubies
  • Yellow Gold, White Gold
  • Maybe Embedded Diamonds

Set Your Budget

Now that you have the bigger pieces about what you’re looking for settled, it’s time to set your budget. This might be difficult to know what you should or what you can afford, especially if you don’t know exactly how much rings run that check all your boxes. Remember there’s no hard and fast rule about what an engagement ring should cost, so throw that misconception right out the window. For now, set a max budget that you’d feel comfortable with, then when you begin your search you can fine tune your budget.

-The- Ring List

  • Round or Fancy
  • Diamonds, Rubies
  • Yellow Gold, White Gold
  • Maybe Embedded Diamonds
  • Starting Budget and Maximum Budget

Having some knowledge will make it easier to avoid getting overwhelmed. 

The truth is, this is just the start! From here you’ll have to go into various jewelers, tell them what you’re looking for, and hope they have something that fits the bill while they’re busy working with other customers – or you can work with a private appointment-based jeweler like Stewart Kuper.

We’ve been serving the Tucson area for over 40 years, and have helped countless couples start their lives together on the right foot by picking out the best engagement ring for them! Give us a call, schedule your private appointment, and together we’ll find the perfect ring that checks all your boxes!

Schedule Your Private Appointment Today!