Throughout the past decade the wedding industry has seen a tremendous shift towards personal expression. Long gone are the rules that once dictated every aspect of a wedding from white wedding gowns and formal banquet halls, to stiff posed photography and matchy-matchy wedding bands. Today's weddings are all about telling your love story, through unique details and creative wedding planning.
Congratulations on your engagement! By now I'm sure you already posted your ring to Instagram and have vision of wedding cakes and honeymoons dancing through your head.
STOP, this is important. You need to take a moment to learn about ring care. It can not be an afterthought. This article is by no means everything you will need to know, but it's a great starting point to learn how to protect your ring from some of the biggest everyday risk factors in your life. Remember, you want your ring to look just as beautiful on your wedding day and for a lifetime of anniversaries to come as it did when you said 'Yes'.
Is engagement ring shopping overwhelming you? You are not alone. For many shoppers, this is their first experience with fine jewelry, and there is a lot to learn. In this simple article we will explain the top 5 engagement ring styles that couples are shopping for today. Plus, beneath each example photo we included a technical descriptions to help begin to learn the lingo!
Engagement Ring Styles #1: Solitaire Engagement Rings
Buying an engagement ring is essentially two separate purchases: the diamond and the setting. Knowing which is most important will help you focus your budget and get the most for your money. If you decide that the diamond shape, size, and quality are paramount to the look of the setting than this is the article for you! These tips will help you find a ring that does not distract from your stone, will help you protect your stone, and find a setting that looks fantastic in any stone.
I recently googled "Engagement Ring Trends" and what I found was...well, a little crazy. It certainly is not what we have been seeing among shoppers or with our contacts in the industry.
Now, please don't get me wrong, I love a good trend, but an engagement ring isn't a purchase that you will wear for a couple years and then tuck away in your jewelry box; thinking "Wow, I can't believe I wore that." Rather, your engagement ring style is one that needs to last a lifetime, looking as beautiful in 30 years as the day you first presented it.
Buying an engagement ring is an overwhelming purchase and knowing what questions to ask will be crucial. We have broken down some of the best engagement ring questions to help you gather the information you will need to find your perfect ring. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.
Before you shop take sometime to explore your capabilities in terms of budget, time-frame, and developing a basic understanding of the language needed to be a smart shopper.