How to Pick an Engagement Ring

How to Pick an Engagement Ring

If you’re wondering how to pick an engagement ring for your significant other we believe there are five main things you should know before you make your purchase. You can do your own research, or enlist the help of a close confidante whom you trust to determine the style, metal, shape, setting, and size for the perfect engagement ring. You might even get some hints from your girlfriend!

The basics you should know

At Padis Jewelry, the engagement ring shopping experience is purposeful and meaningful. We want to get to know your significant other through you so we can guide you to the perfect engagement ring. Once you decide on popping the question, start being observant of their personal style. Take note of what type of jewelry they’re wearing…or emailing you.

1.      Overall Style – What’s their personal style?

What kind of ring would best fit her lifestyle? Do you think she’ll want something that really sparkles? Or something more understated?

2.      Metal Type – Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, White gold, Platinum, or Silver

Beyond the aesthetics, each metal has its advantages. White and yellow gold are the most common metals for an engagement, but if your significant other has their heart set on a rose gold ring, it is a beautiful choice. 

3.      Diamond Shape – Round, Princess, Emerald, Radiant, Cushion & More

Many people who want to get married have an idea of what kind of ring they want. The most common way she might choose a ring is by the shape of the diamond. On a basic level, the shape can be round, square, oval, and pear, but there are more intricate cuts that give the ring its sparkle. Check out our guide to learn more about diamond shapes.

4.      Ring Setting – How will the diamond be set in the ring?

A solitaire diamond is a classic choice that usually means there are no diamonds on the band. If you want to include a diamond band, there are different ways to set the diamonds, including a channel or pavé setting. 

5.      Size – What’s their ring size?

Finding out your significant others ring size is not easy, especially if you want it to be a surprise. Check out our blog on how to secretly find out their ring size.

Don’t worry if you don’t know these five things. You can still find the perfect ring with the help of a jewelry expert.

What your jewelry expert will help you with

When you schedule a visit to our showroom, know that you’re in good hands. Our non-commissioned staff will work with you when selecting a diamond by educating you on what to look for in terms of cut, clarity, color, and carat.

Along with our enormous inventory, we always have at least 10,000 diamonds in stock at any one time. Any diamond from Padis Jewelry over .40 carats comes with an independent grading report by U.S. labs including the GIA, AGS, Forevermark and EGL USA, which evaluates the overall quality and authenticity.

We’re proud to be part of this special moment in your life. Contact us to arrange a visit to one of Padis Jewelry's showrooms.