There are few objects in life that we hold onto forever. When it’s time to purchase one of these precious objects, you want to make a wise decision. A wedding ring set for you and your future spouse will be one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make; it holds sentimental value, symbolizes your love, and will be worn every day. If you’re feeling nervous about picking the right wedding ring set, it’s understandable!
But finding your perfect wedding ring set should be a fun, romantic experience. Make it easier by knowing what not to do when you go ring shopping. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you’re buying your wedding ring set:
1) Disregarding The Budget
It’s no secret that wedding planning is expensive. You and your partner likely have a budget set for your big day, and your wedding ring set costs should be factored into that number. Forgetting to account for wedding rings may mean unexpected debts, compromising on other wedding features, and a disappointed partner. All of this can be easily avoided with a well-planned ring budget.
Prior to ring shopping, every couple should have a conversation about each partner’s expectations for their wedding ring. It’s important to find a balance of both your desires and what you can afford so that you can find rings as close to your vision as possible. If you’re unsure,
talk to an expert. A wedding planner, personal accountant, or jewelry store employee can help you set a realistic budget for your rings.
2) Forgetting To Research
Jewelry stores offer an immense number of options for wedding rings. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the dozens of combinations of cuts, colors, metals, and stones available to you. Make it easier by doing some research beforehand, so you’ll know how you want your rings to look. Have fun with it–make Pinterest boards of rings you both adore, ask your friends what they like about their rings, or try on costume jewelry to see what shapes and designs you both like.
3) Assuming Your Partner Knows What You Want
Sometimes, both partners pick out their wedding ring set together, but other times one partner may do the shopping on their own. If this is the case in your relationship, make sure your partner has a clear idea of what you like and dislike. It’s easy to assume our partner knows your style, but what they think will look great on you may be different than what you want in a ring. Send them to the jewelry store with pictures and a list of must-haves for your ring to avoid any confusion.
4) Looking At Matching Sets Only
There’s no rulebook when it comes to picking rings for both partners. Many couples choose to match their rings, but many don’t. Your rings don’t need to be identical to be beautiful. Instead of a matching set, perhaps seek rings with a common feature, color, or metal. Or, don’t be afraid to pick completely different designs! Each partner should find something that reflects their personal style and that they’ll love wearing every day. Incorporating your uniqueness and unity can make your rings that much more stunning and meaningful.
5) Rushing The Process
Some couples find their perfect rings the first time they shop, and others need a few tries before finding that winning set. Don’t get discouraged if you can’t find your perfect rings right away. While you want to find rings within a realistic timeline, take your time and don’t feel pressured to buy. It’s a big decision, but one that you should genuinely love and an experience you’ll want to remember.
6) Ignoring Insurance Options
Most jewelers offer affordable insurance plans to protect your rings. Look at these carefully to ensure you’re getting the coverage you need to protect your precious purchase in the event that it becomes lost or destroyed.
7) Not Researching Your Jeweler
Just as you research your ideal ring, you should research your ideal jeweler. Look online for reviews, ask your friends for their recommendations, and look at their websites—do they offer clear communication and easy-to-understand pricing? Can they provide information about their gems’ certifications and sourcing? What are their shipping timelines? This will ensure you have an expert jeweler who can give you a stress-free experience.
At The Diamond Room, be assured that you and your partner will find an incredible wedding ring set. With our expertise, attention to detail, and passion for making clients’ dreams come true, we’ll help you find rings you’ll treasure forevermore. Contact us today to set up your ring shopping appointment. Our experts will help you find the perfect wedding ring set for you.