Ask friends and family if they have any experience with a particular company. You should also do your research upfront to find a jeweler you can trust.
2. Shop for variety
Try on several different styles when shopping for rings with your partner. See how each cut looks on your hand before making a decision. Also, consider how the engagement ring looks with your wedding ring. You will be wearing them together, so they should coordinate.
3. Educate yourself
Brush up on information such as the grading scale of diamonds, so that you know what to look for. Cut, clarity and color are important consideration (not to mention carat size!) but the ring should make you say wow!
4. Protect your investment
Don't take any chances in case it gets lost, stolen or damaged. Insure your ring immediately after purchasing it.
By following these tips when selecting your wedding jewelry, you will be sure to make the best purchase for an engagement ring to compliment your style and will last a lifetime.
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