Shopping for an engagement ring is an exciting and meaningful experience, but it can also be overwhelming for those who are unfamiliar with the process. Here are a few key things to know when shopping for an engagement ring.


Before you start shopping, it is important to set a budget for the ring. Engagement rings can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, so it is important to establish a budget that you are comfortable with.

The 5Cs

The 5Cs refer to the characteristics that determine a diamond’s quality: cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and confidence. Understanding these factors can help you make an informed decision when choosing a diamond.

Read more about the 4Cs here.


The setting refers to the way the diamond is held in the ring. There are a variety of setting options, including prong, bezel, and channel settings. Consider your partner’s lifestyle and preferences when choosing a setting.

Ring Size

It is important to know your partner’s ring size before purchasing an engagement ring. You can ask them directly or find a way to discreetly measure one of their existing rings. One way to find a ring size is to tie a string around the finger and bring that string when you go ring shopping.


Ensure that the diamond in the engagement ring is certified by a reputable organization, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).


Consider purchasing insurance for the engagement ring to protect against loss, theft, or damage.

The most important thing to remember when choosing a ring is to look for something that reflects your love and commitment to your partner, and that you both will cherish for years to come.

If you have questions about purchasing an engagement ring, please stop by our store at 23999 Hwy 80 and let us help!