1.Is buying a ring together the right step for you?
For many couples, the answer to this question is yes. There are a variety of different ways that this experience can look unique to what works best for you as a couple. But in general, looking at rings together is the best step to set you both up for happiness.
2.Know that you are probably viewing the situation from different perspectives.
While you might both be here for the same goal, there are usually slightly different filters that you are viewing this situation through. In most cases, the person purchasing the ring is primarily concerned with cost. It’s not that they don’t want to give their fiance the best ring in the world, it’s just the reality of the situation. On the other hand, the person who will be receiving the ring cares about the budget but also cares about the appearance, the way the ring looks and feels on their specific hand, and the care plan (because they will be the one taking care of it for the rest of their life). Understanding what is going on in your significant other’s mind will better set you up for a successful shopping trip.
3.Support each other .
It’s really easy to forget what this process is about. Remember at the heart of it that you are starting your life together. Listen to what your partner might like or not like and be supportive of the preferences they might have. Let yourself explore different styles that you might not have thought of before. It’s amazing how different something can look in person.
4.Let’s talk budget
To make the very most of your trip to Lee Read, talk budget with your significant other before you come in. If you have never attempted to shop for an engagement ring before, it can be difficult to set a hard and fast budget. However, you can start the conversation beforehand. We also want to encourage you to be honest with your diamond matchmaker once you arrive. They can only help you based on the information you provide them.
5.Shopping in-store is a life-changing experience
There are a million reasons why you should see your diamond in person before you purchase it. A diamond does not sparkle the same in a photo. The feel of a ring can completely change what you thought it might look like on you. The list can go on. Lee Read offers a variety of styles and price points so that you can experience the ring of your dreams in person. This video has some helpful information about what to look for in your diamond.