Engagement Ring Shopping Guide
For nearly 3 decades, couples have been trusting us with their most important moments. With an extensive selection of diamonds and meticulously designed, handcrafted rings, we are here to help you find the way to your perfect engagement ring.
Step 1: Set Your Budget
For a purchase like this one, there are several important considerations to make – most importantly and first of all – you must select a budget. We don’t have to mention that engagement rings are expensive. The average ring nationally costs nearly $6,000. Most people have heard of the commonly-stated guideline for engagement ring budgets – equal to roughly two months salary. What you may not know is this “rule” was originally just a marketing campaign created in the 1940s for the world’s largest diamond producer.
An engagement ring holds symbolic value and lasts for generations, but every couple is different. There should be no one rule or guidelines for the budget you set. What is most important is that you are comfortable with how much you are spending. Many spend more than two month’s salary, and many spend less. For the best value, you need to choose a budget that is right for you.
Step 2: Choose a Metal
You already know you’re getting one of the most important purchases in your life here, even if you plan on one day upgrading your ring, you will have this ring for quite a while regardless. You need to be sure you get the perfect match for your loved one. Many have a preference of the type of metal and the color for engagement ring settings and we’ve got some guidance on the materials commonly used in engagement rings to help get you started.
Step 3: Choose a Style
From classic solitaire engagement rings to vintage details or stunning pave diamond halos, our collection of handcrafted rings are each perfectly designed to take your breath away. Visit our store to meet with our jewelry experts to find the perfect ring, or begin browsing collections from Gabriel & Co. (other authorized brands available to browse in-store only).
Step 4: Find the Perfect Diamond
At Precision Watches & Jewelry, we believe you should know what you’re buying and always have the best value. We’ll share everything you want to know about your diamond so you’re sure to make the right decision. Browse our selection of diamonds, or have a look some of our related blog posts: