Proposing to the love of your life is one of the most nerve-racking things you will do in your life. This is a moment you and your partner will talk about for many years to come, and you want it to be perfect.

There are steps you can take boost your confidence and ensure the proposal goes perfectly. The first step is finding the perfect ring to propose with. 

But how do you find a perfect ring when you know absolutely nothing about diamonds?

Well, that’s where we come in! Keep reading to learn how to buy a diamond that your soulmate will absolutely love.

Determine Your Price Range 

Before looking at rings, you need to get real with yourself and determine a price range for how much you can spend on a ring. You don’t want to be ring shopping and find a perfect ring, only to realize it’s way out of your price range.

By determining how much you can spend, a jeweler can help you find a ring that fits your budget. Your price range will also narrow down your options a lot. You can determine how many carats the ring will be, the cut quality, clarity, and color grade of the diamond.

When making an engagement ring budget, keep in mind you’ll also be spending money on wedding bands as well!

Choose a Diamond Shape

If you are a newbie when it comes to diamonds, you might not realize there are a bunch of different shapes to choose from. The most common shapes for diamonds are:

  • Round (the most popular)
  • Princess
  • Cushion
  • Oval
  • Emerald
  • Pear
  • Marquise
  • Asscher
  • Radiant
  • Heart

You may be thinking to yourself, “wow, I have no idea which one of those she would want,”. And that’s okay!

Reach out to her friends and family and ask their opinions. Odds are, she’s talking about some of her ring preferences with them before. Also, check out these tips on how to figure out what type of ring she wants.

Ask Her What She Wants

If you still feel completely clueless and you’re worried about messing up this big decision, you should just ask her what she wants. She already knows you plan on proposing eventually, so just casually bring it up.

You can make up for the lack of surprise with the ring in other ways. For example, she won’t know when, where, or how you plan to propose. That’s still all up to you.

You can also still decide on the ring design and where you want to buy the ring. For example, you could splurge on a nice place like Rockher instead of a jewelry store.

By asking her what she wants in a diamond ring, you can feel confident that you’re getting her the perfect ring. 

How to Buy a Diamond: Now You Know!

Now that you know exactly how to buy a diamond that your fiance will love, it’s time to make the purchase and pop the question! If you put as much care into your relationship as you do while finding the perfect ring, she’s bound to say ‘yes’!

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