We all know that men are not really great at shopping. There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to pick an engagement ring for his lady love and he has to do it alone. That is because nobody else would know what his girl’s choice is like. This is where most men get stuck. They do want to pick the best for the lady love, but are mostly clueless about how to go about it.
One thing that distracts men while choosing an engagement ring is the common misconceptions that exist about engagement rings. If you are one of those who is having a tough time in choosing an engagement ring for your girl, we have got you covered. We have busted the most common myths about engagement rings.
Myth 1: Bigger Diamonds Are Better
This is completely untrue and does not apply to engagement rings. When you are choosing a diamond ring, there are factors like clarity, cut and setting that you have to focus on. Thanks to the society that we live in, it has made us believe that a girl has to wear a huge diamond ring in order to show it off. All the factors that we mentioned are equally important when you want to purchase diamonds.
When you focus just on the size of the diamond, it means you are focusing on the carat weight, completely neglecting the fact that there can be flaws in huge diamonds too. Clarity, colour and cut are equally important factors that contribute to make a diamond look beautiful.
If you are distracted by the size of a diamond while at the counter, it is better to consult the salesperson before you make your purchase. Tell them what exactly you are looking for and they will help you pick out the perfect engagement ring.
Myth 2: Do Not Take Your Girl Along While Shopping for Engagement Ring
The only reason why it is advised not to take your girl while picking up an engagement ring is due to the surprise factor. But, it is not at all mandatory. You can easily walk in with your significant other while picking up the engagement ring because it is she who is going to wear it for the rest of her life. It is always better and safer if she picks it up herself. Of course, both of you can consult about the design, but we feel it is little romantic when you let your girl be a part of the entire process that will make her feel important.
If you still want to keep the surprise factor alive, do not inform your spouse about the date of arrival of the ring.
Myth 3: The Ring Should Cost Your Two Months’ Salary
This is a widespread misconception. When you are picking up a ring for your girl, set a budget beforehand so that you do not end up splurging. It is not about the price of the diamond. At the end of the day, it is about that expression she has on her face when you propose to her.
Rings will always be the best way to propose to your lady love. So, it is better that you get your research done before you actually make a purchase.