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Engagement Ring FAQs - What to do before you begin shopping for an engagement ring.

August 16th, 2023

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take the next step in your relationship. Amidst all the excitement, what do you do to begin the process of finding the perfect ring? There are a few key things to consider before you embark on this engagement ring journey which can change how you approach the shopping process.

Before you begin, we recommend you consider your timeline, your budget and your overall expectations for the process.

Your Timeline

When do you want to propose? Your timeline may affect your ring purchase. If you’re planning on designing a custom engagement ring, it may not be ready next week. There are some engagement rings that are ready to purchase and take home that same day. Others may require some time to set the center diamond, order different sizes, etc. Give yourself a few weeks from purchase to take home as buffer. It may also take time to find the perfect ring depending on the style, diamond and other specifics you're looking for.

Your Budget

Setting a budget before you begin shopping is going to dramatically affect where, how, and what you shop for. Determine what your budget is and if you need to make a financial plan to make that dream a reality. Think about whether or not you need to set aside funds, clear up debt, or choose a financing option that's right for you.

Your Expectations

Have you always dreamed of this moment or are you open to going with the flow? What do you and your partner both expect when it comes to finding the perfect engagement ring? To set yourself up for success, be sure to consider what both partners are expecting. If it is going to remain a surprise or you'll be shopping together will determine how you approach the process as a whole.

We are so excited for you to be taking this huge step. Take these initial things into consideration to ensure you have the best engagement ring shopping experience possible!