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Ring Buying Guide

Posted by Leftover Diamonds on

Congratulations on your decision to get engaged! We understand that choosing an engagement ring is a memorable and exciting experience, and we're here to help you with all the details, from determining the right ring size to selecting the perfect center stone type and metal preference. In this guide, we will provide you with the best tips and tricks to learn your partner's style, find the appropriate ring size, and choose the ideal center stone for the perfect ring.

 

Style:

Pinpointing her exact style can be easier than you think.  Pay attention to the other jewelry she wears.  Is it dainty and delicate, or bold and chunky? Does she like a lot of stones on her every day jewelry, or does she prefer it to be simple or modern? What color metal does she tend to wear most often? Choose an engagement ring that will match her metal preference

If you're still a little unsure about the exact engagement ring to get, don't be afraid to turn to the BFFs.  No one knows a girl's style preferences like her crew.  Chances are they've all discussed their dream engagement rings with each other multiple times, and they'll know exactly what she wants her future fiance to present to her on that magical day.  But don't forget to swear them to secrecy if you're keeping the proposal a surprise!

Center Stone:

If you already know your lady love wants a 1.5 carat Asscher cut center stone, count yourself as one of the lucky ones.  Most gentlemen on the verge of popping the question have no idea what those perfect C's will be.  Luckily the internet has provided us with an answer to the question "What is the most popular shape and size center stone in an engagement ring?" and the answer is the 2 carat (8mm) round brilliant.  Armed with that information, it's safe to assume that your bride will want a larger center stone, and will most likely prefer a round cut. 

Ring Size:

Finding out her ring size should be pretty simple.  The easiest and most effecting way is borrow one of her existing rings on a day that she's not wearing it, and take it to a local department store to check the size.  A jewelry store will work too, but they tend to use high pressure sales tactics once you're in their store.  Once you've recorded the ring size, just return the ring to it's hiding place before she realizes it's been on an adventure.  If all else fails, you can order our FREE ring sizer by filing out the form below:

 

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