So, you love your girlfriend dearly and you know she’s the one that you want to spend forever with. Now comes the (not-so) difficult task of selecting the perfect engagement ring. If she’s sent you a photo or shown you what she likes, you’re a step ahead! Selecting the perfect ring may not be as difficult or stressful as you’re anticipating. Our jewelers here at JR Dunn are here to help you throughout the process and are sure that you’ll find a ring that your future spouse will love for years to come.
First and foremost, you should determine your budget. We don’t believe in following any of those rules you may see out there floating around about how much you should spend on an engagement ring. You should spend what feels comfortable to you and what you can afford. By establishing a budget, we can take a look at center stones and determine the cut and characteristics of the stone(s) and ring design.
Choosing the ring style may be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t sure what your girlfriend wants, however we’re here to help. Her personality will help you to make the decision. There are so many different styles available and we also offer custom ring design!
When you choose the center stone – whether it’s the only stone or one of many – it’s important to be knowledgeable about what you’re looking at. If you’ve decided that you are set on a diamond ring, you should know about the four C’s: carat, cut, clarity and color. Carat refers to the size, cut refers to the shape and its overall beauty, clarity refers to the presence of inclusions and color refers to the brilliance and fire. To view our complete blog post where you can read more about the four C’s of diamonds, click here. Our jewelers are also happy to discuss the details of diamonds and answer questions concerning the aspects that are most important to you.
When asked about your girlfriend’s ring size, you may be clueless and that’s just fine! We’ll help you figure it out. If you’re not going for a surprise
proposal, you can just ask! If you’re wanting to keep it a surprise, we’ve got a few suggestions. You can sneak one of her rings out of her jewelry
box and bring it in for us to measure or ask one of her friends to find out her ring size. Just be sure you bring a ring that fits her left hand.
Our jewelers and diamond experts are here to help you make the decisions that are so very important in selecting a ring that your future wife will wear forever. So don’t let this process get you stressed! After all, chances are that you know your girlfriend pretty well and that she’ll love whatever you choose for her. We’d love to chat with you about your future proposal and help you select the perfect ring. Give us a call today to set up a consultation appointment, or just stop by our store in Morehead City!