Buying an Engagement Ring - Part 1

Buying an engagement ring can be an overwhelming task. There’s a lot of pressure on this purchase. It’s a symbol of your love for your girlfriend, and it’s a token of your willingness to take the relationship to the next level. Plus, it doesn’t help that your fiance will be showing off the ring to her friends and family.Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

For most men, the purchase of their lady’s engagement ring will be their first experience in the the wild world of jewelry. When you walk into a jewelry store you will be introduced to new terms and new concepts. You will be asked what kind o of engagement ring you're looking to get, New or Antique, What kind of setting, what shape of diamond?

Here at Collectors1946 we have made it very easy decision making process for you. We’ve put together the a guide to help you purchase an engagement ring that your girlfriend will flip over. Let’s get started.

Work within a Budget

First thing you’ll need to do before you start browing our engagement rings or step into any of our store locations in New York is establish a budget. This will help guide us show you options that are in your price range. Keep in mind that like buying a car, the price of an engagement ring can often be negotiated.

We have something for everybody. Ranging from the late 1880s to Brand New custom made engagement rings. Buy the nicest ring that you can afford. In the end, it’s not the amount of money you spend on an engagement ring that matters, but rather the thought that goes into purchasing it.

Many women would rather start your life together debt-free or use the money for a sweet honeymoon than have you blow all your savings on some rock. If you want to propose, don’t delay because you can’t afford a better ring. The ring is supposed to be a symbol of your love, and what does it say about your love that you’re willing to postpone your marriage to buy a better rock? A humble ring will be a memory of that hard-scrabble time when you two were young. You can always get her a nicer ring  for an anniversary present somewhere down the line.

Make it a Surprise

Some customers (men/women) are browsing the website and then coming in the store with their girlfriends to pick out a ring. While letting your wife-to-be pick out the ring she wants will ensure that the ring fits and that she likes it, you’re denying yourself a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show how  thoughtful and romantic you are.

Imagine the look of surprise your girlfriend will have when;-

  1. you propose to her
  2. the ring fits, and
  3. the ring you picked is exactly what she wanted.

If you can successfully pull off this trifecta of surprises, you will be the subject of envious conversations among your girlfriend’s social circle, your future mother-in-law will say you’re a catch, and men around you will silently acknowledge your achievement.

Making the engagement ring a surprise will take some work, but it’s well worth the investment.This is not to say that surprising her is the only way to go. Some women will insist that they go along with you to pick out the ring. If you’re like me, your wife will already have the engagement ring she wants in her possession. It was an heirloom from her great-grandmother. I just had to pick the ring up from her mom’s house. Just do what you and your girlfriend think is best.

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