Set a Budget
The first step in the shopping process is to set a budget. You don’t want to go into a jewelry store without having a budget in mind because it will make your decision tougher. When you have a budget, you are able to limit the options and refine your focus. There is no rule that sets your budget for the engagement ring, but we recommend choosing one you feel comfortable in.
You may have heard people say that you should invest a three months salary, but that’s not always the case. What you should really keep in mind is what your partner wants and desires in a ring, and what your personal circumstances are.
Fuller’s Jewelry will help you find the perfect size, style, and diamond that fits well within your budget. We offer a variety of gem options, such as diamond substitutes and lab-created diamonds that are more budget-friendly solutions. Just let us know what you are looking for and we’ll help you find it. We also offer financing options to make the perfect gem affordable.
Select a Ring Setting and Style
There are many design aspects to consider when choosing the engagement ring. The ring setting refers to how the gemstones are set or mounted onto the metal band. We will help you determine the setting by helping you pinpoint the style of the ring. The styles can range from solitaire rings, diamond sidestones, halo engagement rings, or even custom engagement rings. Choosing the style might be the hardest part of shopping for an engagement ring. Think about what your partner likes to wear, what their lifestyle is, what accessories they prefer, etc.
Would your partner prefer a modern ring, a glamorous one, a classic one, or a combination of both? Pay attention to any hints your partner may drop.
Choosing a Diamond
When choosing a diamond, you need to understand the 4 C’s. These C’s are cut, color, carat weight, and clarity. Once you have a better understanding of them, you will be able to find a ring that fits within your budget. To start off, choose a diamond shape and then we can take a look at the sizes and quality. A smaller diamond can get you a higher quality diamond. If you want a bigger diamond, we can help you look into lab-created diamonds. Diamonds with more color are less expensive than colorless ones. The less color the diamond has the rarest it is. Think about the clarity of the diamond. If there are little to no inclusions in the diamond, the rarer it is. The cut of the diamond influences how much it sparkles. In other words, the cut influences the reflective qualities of the diamond.
Get the Right Size
Although it is not the end of the world if you don’t get the right ring size the first time, we have some tricks to get it right. Sneak a ring that you know fits her ring finger and bring it to Fuller’s Jewelry. That way, we can ensure the ring fits when you propose. If you aren’t able to get away with taking her ring for a couple of hours, press the ring into a soft bar of soap. That way, you can have the size imprinted onto the soap and we can customize the size. Fuller’s Jewelry also offers ring re-sizing, so there’s no need to sweat if you don’t get the right size the first time.
Purchasing at Fuller’s Jewelry
You have reached the last step! As we mentioned earlier, Fuller’s Jewelry offers a variety of payment plans to ensure that you can afford the perfect gem for your partner. We also offer repairs and a warranty, so we can keep the gem shining for years to come! Come visit Fuller’s Jewelry to begin your smooth engagement ring shopping experience.