How to Search for the Perfect Engagement Ring 

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The search for the perfect engagement ring is a daunting endeavor. There are so many options to choose from, and so much is at stake. Not to mention all the uncertainty—will your partner like the ring you choose? Will they wish you had proposed with a different ring? Will they even want to wear it?

Thankfully there are ways to ensure you will find the perfect engagement ring for your special someone. Like anything else, it just takes a bit of time and effort. Here are four things you need to know to find the perfect engagement ring. 

1. Know the Stone

When people think of rings they tend to think of diamonds. But there are plenty of stones to choose from when searching for a ring. These may include:

  • Sapphires
  • Emeralds
  • Rubies
  • Morganite 
  • Aquamarine 
  • Garnets
  • Topaz

A great way to narrow down your search is to review a list of the stones you’re considering with a local custom engagement ring designer who can help you select the perfect combination. 

2. Know the Shape 

The shape of an engagement ring’s centre stone can also vary considerably depending on your tastes. Traditionally, there are ten shapes of engagement ring centre stones: 

  • Round
  • Pear
  • Radiant
  • Trilliant
  • Oval
  • Emerald cut
  • Marquise
  • Heart
  • Cushion
  • Princess cut

To learn about the different shapes of engagement rings it’s best to learn directly from a jeweller. A jeweller can guide you through the different engagement ring shapes so you can learn to differentiate the shapes on your own and see the pros and cons of each. 

3. Know the Seller

When searching for the perfect engagement ring, most people browse collections online or in person. Doing so gives you many options— but this can actually be a problem. When confronted by so many possibilities, it can feel overwhelming to settle on just one. 

Another problem with searching through collections is that they usually don’t feature one-of-a-kind-engagement rings. That means there’s a chance the engagement ring your partner ends up wearing might also be worn by someone else (even someone they know!). 

If you want to propose to your special someone with an equally special engagement ring, consider shopping for a customized engagement ring from skilled custom jeweller at a company like Alexis Gallery.

Skilled jewelers specialize in designing custom engagement and wedding rings that match you and your partner’s unique preferences, aesthetic, lifestyle, personality, and more. 

4. Know Your Partner

If you’re going to choose a custom engagement ring for your partner, then it goes without saying that you need to know your partner well. 

You can ask them about what they might look for in an engagement ring, if it’s appropriate to do so, or you can learn as much as you can about them by other means. 

Try studying their jewellery collection, asking their friends and family for insights, or browsing through their outfits or accessories to see their general preferences. For instance, do they prefer neutral tones or wild colours? Are they a minimalist or maximalist? These preferences in their day-to-day wear can translate nicely to their engagement ring style.

The better you know your partner, the better able you’ll be to select an engagement ring that’s truly perfect for them.

There’s plenty of advice out there for people who want to find the ideal engagement ring, but the bottom line is that you should find a ring that your partner will love. And the best way to do this is usually to work with a custom engagement ring designer to craft a ring that perfectly matches your partner’s tastes and personality.