It can be intimidating for men to choose a piece of jewellery for women. This is even more so when it comes to choosing a wedding engagement ring to express their love and commitment of a lifetime.
Guys, this is such an important piece of jewellery and you won't want to foil up on this. You will want to choose one that she will fall in love with. During the moment when you present the ring to her, your mission is complete as you see the sparkle in her eyes and hear her exclaiming "WOW" at the beautiful ring when you put it on her finger.
Here at Far East Gems & Jewellery, we make choosing the WOW wedding engagement ring into a simple guide for men.
1. Plan a budget
This is a basic but important factor to plan for. For the woman that you want to marry, this is one ring that you should splurge on. Set a budget within your means yet it represents the value she has in your heart. To a man who earns $2,000 but bought a $1,000 engagement ring for his girlfriend, it is a sacrifice out of love and it will touch the woman's heart. Conversely, a woman will consider a man insincere when he can well afford a $10,000 ring but bought one at $1,000 instead.
2. Choosing the Ring Design Style
Every person defines beauty differently. It is the same when it comes to a woman's liking for jewellery. But the clue is in a woman's dressing style which will be reflected in her preferred choice of jewellery design. At FEGJ, we classify our designs into collections such as Classic, Playful and Glamour (Click on the collections name to view more).
To give you an idea,
Classic – Classic engagement ring suits a woman who likes to dress simple, no-fuss, clean and classy daily elegance.
Playful – Fun and Playful engagement ring suits a woman who likes to be unique and dresses differently, is bold in her choice of colors and fashion styles.
Glamour – Glamorous engagement ring suits a woman who likes to dress luxuriously and glamorously. It is also the ultimate choice for a man who wants to get an extravagant ring for the woman he is to marry.
So, start observing your girlfriend’s dressing style to help you choose the right design for her. Otherwise, bring a few snapshots of her when you are shopping for the engagement ring and get the professional advice from jewelry consultants.
3. Selecting the Right Gemstone
The most common choice of gemstone for engagement ring is Diamond. Beside colorless diamonds, there are also fancy color diamonds such as in pink or yellow. The current trend made popular by numerous celebrities and royalties, is to select color gemstones such as Sapphires, Rubies and Emerald as engagement ring. Sapphires come in a beautiful array and hues of colors from blue to pink, red, green, yellow and more. One famous Sapphire engagement ring is a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon Sapphire set in 18-karat white gold ring, given by Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Gemstones come in a great variety of colors where you can easily find beautiful piece base on her favorite color.
4. Customizing Engagement Ring
You may not be able to find what you like in the shops. Or you are looking for something bespoke and uniquely different from the rest. You may already have an idea of the type of design and gemstone that you or your girlfriend likes. Then customizing the engagement ring is the way to go. You will have the flexibility to choose your favorite gemstone in your preferred setting and design. Read up more HERE on how you can customize your engagement ring with the help of our in-house jewelry designer.
This is the moment that you have been waiting for. You have found the woman whom you love and want to spend the rest of your life with. Now that you have selected the WOW wedding engagement ring, it is time to plan the surprise wedding proposal. Make it a romantic and unforgettable one that she cannot reject but simply has to say 'YES' to you.
We wish you all the best on your ultimate proposal day!