Tips and tricks to afford your special ring
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Choosing the perfect engagement ring is always a little overshadowed by the impending doom of learning its price. However, this grey cloud does not have to be the ominous presence that it is played up to be. So, just how much should an engagement ring cost? Are affordable engagement rings a myth like a magical unicorn? Fortunately you can make affordability a reality with the aid of a little knowledge.Read More...
How Much Should I Spend?
Tradition has previously dictated that a man should spend somewhere between 1-3 months’ worth of salary on an engagement ring. Thankfully this is now considered a fairly antiquated point of view and couples are being more practical and also finding new and imaginative ways to create a ring that matches their budget. This business side of the engagement transaction is hardly fun but it is not all doom and gloom. Affordable engagement rings are out there - you just need to know where to look.
Do Your Prep
Firstly, learn your basics and do your research, research, research. By the end of the whole process you feel like an expert in the 4Cs, metal options, designer settings, and you might know a bit more about celebrity engagement rings than you care to admit. All of this will enable you to narrow down exactly what you want which is the first hurdle. The next one is to evaluate your options.
Get Some Expert Advice
Consider discussing your wish list with a bespoke engagement ring designer. Their inside knowledge of gemstones, metals and settings will prove immensely beneficial in creating an affordable engagement ring that has all the attributes you desire. Certain cuts and shapes can make a stone look larger, the use of alternative stones can simulate the look of more expensive gems, creative settings and designs could maximize the use of multiple smaller stones. All these little tricks-of-the-trade can help to create magnificent ring that won’t break the bank.
Knowledge is Power
The modern day attitude towards financing an engagement ring has gradually evolved and reflects the constantly changing economic atmosphere of the world. Instances of couples working together to finance a ring is on the rise. In this case knowledge is most definitely power, and coupled with a little creative thinking, you can make that perfect engagement ring can perfectly affordable.