The season for romance approaches with Valentine's Day on 14th February and a perfect day to "pop the question" . So, you've rehearsed the proposal, perfected your pitch and ?? she said YES! And you thought the difficult part was over. Oh No! You now have to get The Engagement Ring (never mind organize The Wedding).
Engagement ring shopping can be a fraught experience; what sort of style? Something contemporary might look great now but what about over the coming years? Or something vintage or antique instead? - well, at least you're not likely to see another couple with the same ring. A diamond solitaire, a diamond cluster, a coloured stone? What quality of diamond will you both be happy with. Decisions, decisions. Not to mention the bit no-one likes to mention - how much to spend.
At Nicholsons, we talk our couples through the pros and cons of different engagement ring styles, suggest settings and styles appropriate to you and the way you live and can even handmake your own design or design a ring for you with CAD technology.
A few tips for the Valentine's Day engagements:
Check your jeweller can talk you through the 4C's (cut, colour, clarity & carat).
Take some magazine photos of the sort of styles you both like
Give your jeweller a call before hand to let them know the ball-park figure you'd like to spend.
Let your jeweller know you'll be back for wedding rings and you may get a discount on that second purchase.
And finally, enjoy it, don't make a hurried purchase just to show off a rock.