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Mistakes Men Make When Buying an Engagement Ring in Oceanside

Have you come across the rule of thumb for buying an engagement ring? Scratch what you heard. The ultimate target is getting the ring right. When buying the engagement ring, you want to ensure that she falls in love with it just as she’s in love with you. Here are some mistakes to avoid when purchasing a ring in Oceanside to ensure your fiancée-to-be loves the ring.

All tastes are not the same

Do not undervalue the shopping process. Most women have a keen sense of detail. With that in mind, drop the mentality that any ring will suffice. In fact, many men are in the habit of thinking the larger the rock, the better.

While a large diamond may be ideal for most women, a few might even prefer a more modest stone. Ladies have different tastes and preferences when it comes to engagement rings, so you’ve got to try to figure out what she wants. Be keen to pick up hints from her conversations, her Pinterest board, her current jewelry and even her friends.

Failing to budget

Do not get caught up in the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany this huge decision you are about to make. Setting a budget allows you to set an upper limit on the cost you are comfortable with before you start visiting jewelry stores around Oceanside. To avoid impulse buying once you enter a store, you need to make and stick to your budget. You can even tell the jeweler about your budget so that they can show you the available options.

Skipping research

Unless you are a jeweler, you need more information before heading out to make that purchase. Your research should not only focus on the engagement ring but also where to buy it. There are many jewelry stores in and near Oceanside, including Leo Hamel’s a short distance down the I-5, and you can be sure that price is not the only thing that sets them apart. Look for stores that give you a reasonable refund window, have the ability to size and modify the ring as needed, offer financing options, and employ professional salespeople who can help to guide you in this most important purchase.

When researching the ring, you need to delve deeper than online reviews. You need to consult family and friends, research on forums and more importantly, perhaps make a few trips to the jewelry store to get some education before you decide to buy.

Getting hung up on the diamond quality

Diamonds are graded according to four aspects known as the 4 C's of diamond quality. They include cut, carat, clarity, and color. Although these elements are crucial in determining the value of your diamond, they should not be the only factors influencing your decision.

Here is some advice you can take to the bank. Never compromise on the cut. A precision cut gives the diamond its brilliance, fire, and sparkle. Color and clarity are also often subtle characteristics that may be invisible to the naked untrained eye, but sometimes flaws are so prominent that you can see them without magnification. A smaller, higher clarity diamond might be the best choice over a larger one with visible flaws.

The most important thing is that you like the way the diamond looks. A trusted jeweler can show you lots of different qualities of diamonds to ensure you are comfortable with your choices.

Going it alone

Shopping for an engagement ring can be overwhelming. However, inviting a friend who recently got engaged can be a good source of advice. Involving one of her closest friends can also drastically improve your chances of getting the ring right.

Her best friend may have heard her say something that will help you to narrow down the choices, or she might even offer to help you with research.

Not covering your tracks

The best proposal is one that factors in three things; getting the perfect engagement ring, making sure the ring fits, and keeping the proposal a surprise. A surprise proposal is very romantic, and will be a story that you will both tell countless times over the years ahead.

If you are researching online at your laptop, be sure to block the cookies to avoid the pop-up ads showing up when she happens to be looking over your shoulder. You can also browse in an incognito window. However, the best move is to browse on a private computer, at work or on your mobile device.

An engagement ring is not just a financial investment but an emotional one as well. The best way to deal with the pressure is to take your time and do your homework. Then shop with confidence at a trusted jewelry store like Leo Hamel’s!