The journey to finding an engagement ring is an exciting and meaningful time, but we also understand it can be overwhelming with so much choice. This symbol of love and commitment deserves careful consideration. Here are a few tips for selecting a ring for your better half that will capture their heart and make the moment unforgettable.
1. Understand their style
Take note of your partner's fashion choices, the jewellery they currently wear, and their overall style. Do they usually wear gold or silver? Are they drawn to vintage elegance, modern minimalism, or perhaps something more unique? Understanding their preferences will guide you towards a ring that aligns seamlessly with their taste.
2. Seek subtle hints
Subtle hints might come from conversations, comments on other people's engagement rings, or maybe their social media activity. While maintaining an element of surprise is important, gathering small cues can be helpful.
3. Finding their ring size
Finding their ring size can be a bit tricky. Borrow one of their existing rings (from the correct finger) and bring it to a jeweller for measurement. Alternatively, ask a friend or family member for help in gathering this information.
4. Choosing a gemstone
Diamonds are classic, but coloured gemstones are also gaining popularity - especially sapphires. If your partner has a favourite colour or gem, consider incorporating it into the ring. Each gem carries its own symbolism and meaning.
5. Decide on a budget
Determined a realistic budget range for you and we can provide you with options within this budget. This will help you focus on choices that align with both your financial situation and your partner's preferences.
6. Research the 4Cs
If you're new to the world of engagement rings, you've probably noticed the "4C's" popping up. If you're considering a diamond, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the 4Cs: cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight. These factors determine a diamond's quality and value. Balancing these aspects within your budget will lead to the right choice for you. You can read more on this in our blog here.
7. Consider ethical sourcing
Ethical considerations are increasingly important and a core value for us at Jux Jewellery. Opt for conflict-free diamonds and sustainable practices. This choice not only aligns with modern values but also adds an extra layer of thoughtfulness to the ring's symbolism.
8. Add a personal touch to the ring
Adding personal touches can make the engagement ring even more special. Engravings, unique settings, or incorporating a family heirloom can infuse the ring with sentimental value. We offer a re-design service to give old heirlooms a new life. Read more here.
9. Ask a friend or relative
If you're still feeling a bit confused about your partner's preferences, maybe seek out the help of a close friend or family member who knows them well. Their insights can provide valuable guidance in making your decision.
10. Don’t overthink it
If you’re feeling the pressure and stress of picking the wrong ring, don't overthink. Your partner will most likely love the ring because you choose it! If you are really struggling though, you can always propose with a temporary ring and design the engagement ring together at a later date.
We're here to help guide you along your journey to selecting the right ring for your cherished and unique love story. Book an appointment here with to get started.