10 Simple Steps To Buying An Engagement Ring

10 Simple Steps To Buying An Engagement Ring


Selecting an engagement ring that best captures your love for your partner is a once in a lifetime experience. Unsurprisingly, many people will tell you that they found the process overwhelming considering the importance of the decision at hand. We understand that walking into a jewellery store can feel like walking into a maze for many people not accustomed to buying jewellery.

And when you break it down there are many important questions you have like, how much should I spend? How big should the diamond be? Which style should I choose? No wonder the experience can be stressful. With that said, we have put together some simple steps to follow to assist with the purchase. 

1. Set your budget

 The recent release of My Wedding Australia’s “Cost of Love” survey revealed that couples spend on average $6,143 on an engagement ring. This value can vary notably, but what’s more important to consider is your individual financial position. Compromising on certain features can bring you within your budget whilst allowing you to keep a certain style or “must have” in your ring selection.

2. Do your research

Keep yourself informed so you are asking jewellers the right questions. Work with a jeweller that’s happy to answer your questions and is highly knowledgeable about their products. To fast track your basic knowledge, know the 4C’s as they will quickly bring you up to speed in understanding diamonds. For more information on these read our ring selection guide here.  

3. Find the right style

Getting any hints? Couples tend to have talked about marriage in their relationship at certain points. Quite often these discussions reveal styles and ring designs that appeal to your partner. Consider her taste and her lifestyle. Also consider reaching out to a close friend who may be able to help point you in the right direction. Asking a ton of questions in a short time can reveal the surprise!

4. Don’t forget shape

Shape popularity will generally have a large influence in the purchasing decision. Round cuts tend to be the most popular followed the Pear shape, square and rectangular cuts. Trends aside, the shape should definitely reflect your partner’s style as the shape of the diamond reflects the type of woman wearing it.