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What Nobody Tells You About Engagement Ring Shopping in Poway

Engagement is a symbol of promise and expectation. Selecting an engagement ring can be fun but also stressful. The exact moment of popping the big question couldn't be more fun. However, after slogging through the process of ring shopping, most men admit that it would be better if they had known more about the complexities of ring selection before starting out.

At Leo Hamel’s, we have decided to let you in on some helpful hints about shopping for an engagement ring in and around Poway.

Listen to her and watch out for hints

Now that you are set to propose, you want to get her a ring that will take her breath away. But you probably don’t always get it right when it comes to buying her gifts. Bearing in mind that this is no ordinary gift, you want to make sure that you hit a home run. Actually, you want to hit it out of the park.

Now more than ever, you need to listen to her conversation for hints. Does she love the modern ring her best friend is wearing? Did she see a particular design on a magazine or the internet? What is her Pinterest board saying?

You don't need to know it all

Whether you want to buy a diamond or a sapphire engagement ring in Poway, you don't need to know everything there is to know about them. At Leo Hamel’s, our professionals have devoted their lives to understanding gems and diamonds. Instead of stressing out about trying to become an expert, rely on our experts to steer you to the right decisions. When it comes to shopping for diamonds, you may want to take some time to familiarize yourself with the 4 Cs of diamond quality – cut, clarity, color, and carat weight.

You need to consult

How do you improve your chances of getting the ring right? Your fiancées closest girlfriends can prove to be an invaluable asset. They can provide you with valuable information, a second opinion, help you to identify what she loves and even help to plan the proposal.

Take your time

When out shopping for an engagement ring in jewelry stores around Poway and San Diego, you may want be tempted to settle for the first diamond you come across. At first, all the rings may seem striking and shiny. However, there is a wide variety to choose from so be prepared to shop around until you can settle on something you both will love.

Custom doesn't mean expensive

What you will discover is that the ring and the stone need not necessarily come from the same package. You can like the setting on one ring, and the gemstone on another and a skilled jeweler can put the two together for you. Customizing the engagement ring adds a feel of originality and also carries with it a sentimental attachment. When it comes to engagement, original and sentimental is good!

Your budget will be tested

It is certain that you already have a budget in mind. However, it is also very easy to feel the pressure to go higher once you set your eyes on some striking engagement rings. Sometimes it makes sense to stretch the budget for this one very significant purchase, and Leo Hamel’s can offer financing options to help.