An engagement ring is one of the most special pieces of jewelry you will ever receive and wear. Therefore, it is important that it is something you really like and can see yourself wearing every day. With so many styles to choose from, it can be difficult to know exactly what to go for.

Whether you hope to get engaged soon and want to give your partner some inspiration, or you have recently got engaged and are picking a ring with your significant other, here is some guidance to help you pick the perfect engagement ring.

Look for inspo

Whether you have a clear picture of the type of ring you want, or you have no clue at all, it is always good to look for inspiration online. Pinterest and Instagram are likely to come in very handy here.

Take screenshots of the different rings that you like and compile a mood board. This will allow you to see any similarities and differences between all the rings you like and establish what your must-haves are.

Take your time

As with any significant purchase in life, it is important to take your time with this decision. It is unlikely that you are going to know exactly what you want or find your dream ring straight away.  Give yourself time to really consider what it is you want.

The longer you take the better and it is never too early to start looking at rings if you think engagement could be in your future. It is also worth noting that engagement rings can’t always be bought on the spot and often take weeks or even months to be ready so factor this into your timeline.

Think classic and you

When picking an engagement ring, it is imperative that it is both two things: classic and in line with your personal style.

Similar to clothing, different styles of engagement rings have fallen in and out of favor over the years based on market trends. These are often driven by celebrities, with influential engagements such as Hailey and Justin Bieber’s making certain ring styles surge in popularity. While it is good to take inspiration from trends, it is important that you consider whether you will like this style of ring in years to come.

As well as timelessness, your engagement ring needs to be reflective of your personal style, regardless of what is popular. Think about what is going to complement your existing jewelry collection and your wardrobe.

Consider day-to-day

Finally, a more practical consideration when picking your dream engagement ring needs to be your day-to-day lifestyle. This can have a significant impact on the type of ring you should choose. For example, many hairdressers choose to go for low-set diamonds in order to avoid their ring being caught in a client’s hair.

If you are unsure of what adjustments may need to be made based on your lifestyle, speak with a jeweler about how you intend to wear your ring and they will be able to advise.

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