Buying an engagement ring isn’t something you want to do lightly. It’s something to be thought over. Not just how much you’ll spend, but what style will she truly love? That’s why most men don’t immediately opt for custom jewellery from Toronto. Here are some tips you can use to learn more about what she likes, and what kind of ring she might want, without spoiling the surprise.
Discover Her Style
How do you know whether she loves Edwardian, contemporary or art deco rings? The answer is in her jewellery box, and in her style. Pay attention to the clothes she wears. Is she dressed in vintage throwbacks, or is all about the new and the modern? Is she a fancy dress kind of woman, or a more conservative type? Your jeweler will talk to you as well, so being able to answer questions like “what does she like to wear” will help them help you.
Find Her Size
No amount of guessing can help a jeweler guess your wife’s ring size. Antique engagement rings can be re-sized, in case this tip somehow fails you, but bear in mind that there is a limit to what you can do and the price will be expensive the more you have to change. Your best option is to shop with her size already in mind. You can take one of her rings for the day (which you should be doing anyway if you want to learn more about her style), so long as you put it back when you’re finished, and the jeweler can measure it in the shop.
Plan to Take Time
According to Cynthia Findlay Antiques, you should plan for the entire process of buying and receiving a ring to take about 4-6 weeks. Don’t assume you’re going to find something that will wow her the first store you walk into. It also helps to do some research online before you ever set foot in a store.