How to Buy the Right Platinum Engagement Ring: A Guy’s Guide
If you’re shopping for a platinum engagement ring, you probably have a ton of questions and not many answers. Most engagement ring resources will direct you to buy, instead of providing you with practical tips that you can use to find the best ring to represent your love for the woman of your dreams.
GQ has your bases covered and provides six tips on How to Buy the Right Engagement Ring so you get it right the first time. After all, you got it right with her!
The ring’s style is all about setting, and that preference can vary greatly from person to person. Have you looked at your girlfriend’s jewelry, especially her rings? Her jewelry style can provide hints at design features to select for your platinum engagement ring – like filigree, engraving, or a romantic pave halo (don’t worry… you’ll learn what that is). What’s most important is that she’s happy with the ring. Just in case, many jewelers will offer an exchange for size or style, so make sure to ask in advance.
The center stone is typically the focal point of the ring–and choosing the right one is critical. Would she want a diamond or a less traditional, colored gemstone instead? Does she have her heart set on a big, blingy ring, or is she obsessed with a particular diamond shape? Although these are important questions to ask yourself when buying her engagement ring, there’s more to consider besides the stone’s shape and your budget.
Get to know GQ’s platinum engagement ring shopping “rules of thumb” (or ring finger? See what we did there?) before you start your online search for ‘the one’ (ring, of course). Imagine her simply glowing when she sees the platinum engagement ring you’ve chosen to represent your love.
Now, how are you going to ask her to spend the rest of your lives together?