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6 Rules to Live by When Choosing an Engagement Ring

You’ve already chosen the guy, the hardest part, now you just need the bling to seal the deal. No biggy, right? Wrong! Like every picky bride-to-be, you’ll want to navigate your options with a clear agenda and list of priorities. Fortunately, with the help of Gottlieb & Sons, you can collect the ultimate tips for sifting your way through thousands of rings and come out with the winner. Here we go, ladies!

 

Personality is Everything

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A ring can be super beautiful and glamorous, but if it lacks personality, it can get boring really quick. Sigh! It’s important to choose a ring that’s meant for YOU, and not necessarily the ring that has the most pins on a bridal board. Basically, if the ring doesn’t capture your unique flare, you’re going to fall out of love with your sparkler fast! So, to avoid a casual fling with your ring, find the one that’s going to be a relationship for the long haul.

 

Shape Up or Ship Out

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The number 1 thing that gives a ring its overall “look” is the diamond’s shape. Are you a fan of the oval style? radiant or princess cut? Or maybe heart-shaped suits your fancy. Whatever shape you choose, make sure it bodes well with your hand shape. If you have long, slender fingers you can go more round, but if your hands are on the stubbier side, try to go for straighter lines that will elongate your hands like this one from Gottlieb & Sons.

 

Mull over the Metal

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Once you’ve selected your diamond shape, you’re going to want to choose your metal wisely. Think of what color metal you tend to wear the most. Your engagement ring doesn’t always have to match, but it’s best to try to choose a ring that goes well with a lot of your other pieces. White gold and rose gold are both very popular colors for 2017, but you also need to think of your long-term commitment. Wear gold and silver equally? Choose a mixed band like this knockout.

 

Don’t Break Your Budget

Weddings are an expensive time for all of those involved, so remember that the engagement ring is just the start. Set a reasonable budget and choose a ring within it. You can also work with your Gottlieb & Sons retailer to make sure your dream ring doesn’t break the bank (and your honeymoon savings).

 

Pick the Right Setting

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A beautiful diamond can go from a 10 to a 3 if it’s encased in uncreative “meh” filigree. It’s like having a great figure and then wearing a paper bag—it does nothing for your shape! So, don’t make the mistake of underdressing your diamond and give it the outfit it deserves!

 

Don’t Rush It

Last but certainly not least…TAKE YOUR TIME! This isn’t like you’re going to the store because you ran out of calorie-free sweetener— you’re going to be wearing this piece for a long time, and so the worst thing you can do is rush this process. Spend lots of effort collecting images and consulting your friends, so you feel confident about your final selection.

 

Try to think of this process as less of a chore and more of a shopping trip. Have some fun with it and remember at the finish line there’s a dazzling ring waiting for you (oh and a dashing man to put it on your finger!).