Choosing a Ring

A Couple’s Guide to Purchasing an Engagement Ring

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When the time comes to ask that special someone to marry you, one of the most important steps is finding the perfect ring. The ring is something that she is going to wear every day for the rest of her life, so you want her to love it! Making this important decision can seem overwhelming, but here is some great news: you don’t have to make the decision alone! Nowadays it is not uncommon for your significant other to choose her own engagement ring. In fact, shopping for a ring together can be really fun and memorable. Now before you go running to the nearest jeweler, here are a few tips:

Communication Is Key

Before shopping, make sure you are both on the same page and are ready to take the next step together. When you are positive it’s the right time, sit down and discuss what she wants in a ring. Talk about styles, diamond shapes and center stone options. Communicating this with each other beforehand can help make the ring shopping process much easier. Talking about how much you want to spend and how you will pay for it is also very important.

Do Your Research

There are so many places to shop for engagement rings. Check out jewelers’ websites to see what they have to offer. Review sites such as Yelp and WeddingWire are also great places to do your research and read customer reviews. When you do start shopping, ask plenty of questions! This isn’t something you shop for every day and asking questions will help you make the most educated decision. At Shane Co., our sales people do not work on commission and they are happy to teach you everything you need to know about engagement rings and the 4 Cs of diamonds.

Relax and Have Fun

Buying a ring is a big decision and it’s easy to get caught up in all of the stress. The most important thing to remember is to have fun. Taking your fiancée-to-be engagement ring shopping is something she will remember for the rest of her life.

Be Ready if You Find “The One”

Once you find the perfect ring, make sure to buy it soon after. You don’t want the ring of her dreams to be sold to someone else. If you are worried about surprising her, your sales associate at Shane Co. can help you make sure the purchase is still a secret. Plus, you will have plenty of opportunities to surprise your special someone during the proposal.

Rachel was hired as a Merchandise Liaison at the Salt Lake City store in October 2009. She is responsible for working with the buying team to help find the right designs for each customer’s unique jewelry requests, which she loves. Rachel’s position requires her to be creative and very detail-oriented. In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing with her daughter and their three dogs.

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