Wedding Rings: Things to Know Before You Buy Them  

19 APRIL 2016

Planning to pop the question to your sweetheart? Make it memorable by giving her ‘the ring’ she always dreamt of. As you start the hunt, it is easy to be overwhelmed by so much sparkle in the market. Here’s some help to pick the perfect ring – we know she deserves the best!

Know her style

You might want to pick up the first ring that catches your fancy – but don’t fall in that trap. Once you have decided to propose to her, start picking up cues about her style – Is she into Victorian jewellery? Does she like sleek designs? Would she prefer a rock? Look through her jewellery box and observe how she likes to dress up. You could also speak to her close friends (who can keep a secret, of course) or ask one of them to accompany you when you go looking.

Learn the 4Cs – Can’t go wrong with diamonds

Diamonds’ have always been close to women. And going by market trends, it is hard to go wrong with one! However, don’t buy a diamond without knowing about it. Learn about the 4Cs – Cut, Carat, Clarity and Colour. The princess cut is quite popular right now. Also, going for a full carat can cost much more than going for a decimal. A 0.9 carat diamond would cost much lesser than a full carat rock as jewelers usually charge a premium for full carats.

  • Remember to ask for certification for your diamond, always!


The metal

Gold, platinum, white gold, rose gold – there are many options to choose from. Platinum is the most popular choice as it is the toughest and most resistant to scratches. However, it can cost almost 1.5 times the cost of gold. Many brides feel that yellow gold doesn’t go with diamonds while others love it for its contemporary charm. Know your bride’s choice before you make you pick the metal.

Estimate your budget

It is common to part with at least a month’s salary to fund your beloved’s ring. Though, it is good to know what you can spend, especially if it can interfere with your monthly rent or loan repayments.

  • Small diamonds set together lend the same sparkle as a rock.
  • A stone set on a bezel appears much larger than its original size.
  • Customized rings are really popular – you can choose the design as well as save money. It is possible to order the stone online at discounted price and have it set by a local jeweler.
  • Looking out for seasonal sales at your favourite jeweler can save you bucks.


Get the ring size before you order

Pick up a ring from her jewellery box stealthily or trace her ring on paper or ask a close friend to let you know her ring size. In case she has a half size, opt for a bigger size, as it is easier to downsize a ring than enlarge it.

Insuring your buy

Now that you have bought the special ring, it is time to take a deep breath and relax, and also to insure the ring. You don’t want to be stranded in case the ring is unfortunately misplaced while you look for the right moment to pop the question.

At, we aim to bridge the gap between the ‘soon-to-be-married’ and the service providers who could create a memorable wedding for you. Post your requirement online and save time and money by receiving the best quotes, quickly.

Category : Wedding Rings

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