Buying an engagement ring does not have to be a hassle. There are plenty of online stores that have a wide selection of engagement rings, and this is making it easier than ever to pick the right one. There are even a couple of great sites on the Internet today that allow you to design your own engagement rings from scratch, if this is something that you might be interested in doing. This is a great idea, because it will give you a one of a kind engagement ring that no one but your fiancé wears. At the same time, it can be a pretty daunting task for a lot of men who don’t know much about engagement rings, so there are many men who would rather just buy a finished product. And that is fine as well.
If you are not comfortable with buying engagement rings online, then you can do it in the flesh as well. It is understandable that many men are hesitant about buying engagement rings online, because this is a serious investment. You are not buying a DVD, you are buying a ring that will probably be setting you back a couple thousand dollars in most cases.
If you are one of those guys that is completely oblivious to jewelry and the type of rings that your fiancé likes to wear, then you are better off getting some help, rather than just making a guess and probably guessing wrong. You can ask some of her friends for advice. Or you can even take her friends shopping with you so that you will have some female input in the process. Whatever you do tough, make sure that that friend is someone who can keep quiet and not tell her that you are planning to buy her a ring, because there is nothing worse than ruining the surprise.
If someone tells you to just let her pick the ring out, do not listen to them. Sure, this is an easy way to make sure that she will like the ring, but it ruins the entire process. Engagements are very special to women. The entire scene should be perfect and it should be just as she imagined it. You need to surprise her with an engagement ring that you have chosen personally. The time and effort you put into making the proposal as romantic and personal as possible is a lot more important than the amount of money you paid for the ring.
But make sure that it fits! A lot of men get so carried away with picking the design and stone that they forget to worry about the size of the ring. Get one of her other rings sized and measured beforehand so that when you slip it on her finger to propose to her, you will have a perfect fit.
Remember that it is not all about money, it is about the time, effort and consideration that you put in to giving her the engagement of her dreams.