Early on, perhaps the most stressful decision in the course of a couple’s romance is trying to figure out how to pick the right engagement ring. Discerning her likes and dislikes while trying to choose the lifelong symbol of your love and affection is a mountain that may seem insurmountable for some. Yet, while the task may seem herculean, it’s absolutely possible to choose the perfect ring by simply knowing the right kind of questions to ask when buying an engagement ring.
At Citrus Studio, we happen to know a thing or two about engagement rings… and the women who wear them. We asked some of our staff to help us compile a list of questions you can ask her to help you know how to pick the right engagement ring. Here are our top five questions to ask her:
1. What Type and Color of Metal Do You Like?
Many engagement ring buyers don’t realize that there are several choices to be made when it comes to precious metals. For instance, engagement rings are typically made with either 10-karat, 14-karat, or 18-karat gold. The higher the karat number, the more gold alloy that makes up the ring (which makes them more expensive). Additionally, gold can come in a variety of shades, such as natural yellow gold, radiant rose gold, and icy-cool white gold. On top of that, there are also other metals you can choose from, like platinum, that each have their own unique properties and price points.
2. What Styles Do You Like?
Although many first-time jewelry buyers don’t realize it, engagement ring styles are as unique and varied as clothing styles. Does she like rings that are simple or ornate? Modern or vintage? Do you know if she likes certain design flourishes like milgrain or filigree? If you don’t know your pavé ring from your eternity band, don’t worry! You can contact our design team and we’ll help you learn the lingo in layman’s terms so that you’ll know how to pick the right engagement ring.
3. What Types of Stones Do You Like?
The classic diamond gemstone is always a hot choice, but have you ever considered other gemstones such as moissanite, a gemstone that originally came from a meteorite? How about Citrus Fresh Diamonds, which are lab-created, conflict-free diamonds that have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds? Maybe she’d like a certain colored precious or semiprecious gemstone in her engagement ring. You won’t know if you don’t ask!
4. What Shapes Of Stones Do You Like?
If you want to know how to pick the right engagement ring, you need to learn a bit about gemstone shapes. Although diamonds are famous for their round shapes, there are actually a multitude of cuts that can be utilized in an engagement ring, including:
- Princess cut (square)
- Oval cut
- Marquise cut (an oval with pointed ends)
- Pear cut
5. What Is Your Ring Size?
When she slips the ring on her finger, you want to know that it will fit perfectly without spinning or (heaven forbid) falling off. At Citrus Studio, all of our rings are made to order, which means we can create any ring size imaginable (including half-sizes). Asking her ring size (or surreptitiously finding her size by measuring one of the rings in her jewelry box) will help ensure you get the perfect fit.
For Your Jewelry Questions, The Answer Is Citrus Studio!
No matter your budget, Citrus Studio prides itself on having quality jewelry available at your price point. We can even offer you custom jewelry at affordable prices far below what you’ll find at the big box jewelry retailers.
If you’re still wondering which questions to ask when buying an engagement ring, contact our helpful customer service team today. They’re standing by to show you step-by-step how to pick the right engagement ring.