OK guys. You’ve decided that the time has finally come to ask that special someone to marry you. All eyes are on you. Before you can ask her to be your bride, however, you’ll first need the perfect engagement ring. But, don’t make one of the most important purchases of your life without first determining your wedding budget. Buying an engagement ring not only represents the start of a lifetime commitment, it can also cost as much as two months salary, according to diamond industry experts.
Before you shop for an engagement ring, do your homework so you can make an informed purchashing decision. Get started here with a guy’s guide to:
THE FOUR “C’S” OF DIAMOND QUALITY:
ENGAGEMENT RING STYLESNow that you have at least a small amount of general knowledge to help you begin your diamond search, the diamond you select becomes a matter of preference. What shape, size and style interests you and your future bride the most? If you’re uncertain as to what her preferences might be, don’t be afraid to ask her. Odds are she will have a number of helpful suggestions. If you’re set on making an engagement ring purchase without the assistance of your bride-to-be, ask her closest friends and/or trusted female relatives to help you with ideas. Better yet, take them to the store with you to get an idea of what looks good on that left hand finger.
There are five classic diamond engagement ring styles to consider.
Diamonds may be the traditional stone of choice for brides-to-be, but review other options and find out if she might prefer a less traditional setting. Other jewels, gems and pearls can be just as eye-catching, or even more so. And if budget is an issue and she’s not concerned with authenticity, consider Cubic Zirconia—a man-made diamond stimulant—instead of the real thing. But guys, don’t try to pass off an imitation without her knowledge. You’ll definitely want to discuss this purchase with your future fiance before you make it. It could, though, be the perfect, temporary solution until your budget allows for the purchase of a genuine diamond engagement ring.
Buying the engagement ring is only the beginning. Once you make the purchase, the real fun begins. Proposing to your wife-to-be can be as romantic (red roses anyone?), silly (maybe try a flash mob?) or memorable (there’s always the Jumbotron proposal) as you make it.
Now that she’s said “Yes!,” let’s get together and talk about all the fun you want to have at your wedding reception. Contact Premiere Emcee, LLC exclusive Wedding Emcee, today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
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