An engagement ring might be the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever purchase. But let’s face it, not all men are well-versed in how to pick out a perfect piece of hardware (of the jewelled kind, that is).

With our many years in the diamond and engagement ring business in Toronto, we’ve seen all types come in, some prepared with a clear idea of what they want, and others that don’t really have a clue.

No matter the case, it’s good to remember that you’re already the man of her dreams. So in order to find her the ring of her dreams, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to make the process of choosing an engagement ring a little less intimidating and a little less mysterious.

Watch for signs

If the two of you have been together for a while, you may have already talked about getting married. Even if you haven’t, she might have been dreaming about what kind of ring she wants since she was a young girl. Either way, there’s a chance that she already has an idea of what kind of ring she wants, and has dropped hints about it.

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Perhaps she mentioned something while you were walking past a jewelry store together, or maybe she commented on how much she likes the cut of a friend’s engagement ring, or that she likes a new trend in the style of diamond. They might be subtle hints, but it’s likely she has left some clues out there for you.

Know her style

A woman wants her ring to match her style, and every woman is different. When you come in to purchase an engagement ring, bring with you a clear idea of what your partner’s style is.

Does she have a vintage vibe, for example, or does she like to go glam daily? Is her preferred look simple and understated or will you be searching for a diamond that will have to outshine the rest of her jewelry. Take a look at her home decor, clothes, friends, and what she likes to do in her spare time, for example, to get a clear picture.

By knowing her style, you’ll be able to narrow down some of the big decisions, like whether she’ll want a diamond or a different kind of gemstone or what kind of precious metal she’d like for the setting and band (does she normally wear gold or silver?). Even the style of the ring and cut of the diamond should be a reflection of the type of woman she is, so taking the time to hone in on her style will make the process of buying an engagement ring much simpler.

Decide on a budget

At Adamar Diamonds in Toronto, we have a wide range of options for any budget. However, it is a good idea to know what you want to spend ahead of time. One thing you don’t want to do is find a ring you think is perfect, only to realize that it is outside of your budget.

While we’ve heard different “rules” about what a person is supposed to spend on a ring, we understand that it is different for every person, and we are happy to work within anyone’s budget range.

Do some research

There are many things to consider when buying an engagement ring, things you might not have thought about before. Not only do you have to decide on what size, colour and cut of a stone, there are other details like the setting, precious metal, and band size to consider. Preparing yourself with as much information as possible will probably ease some anxiety you might have about the process and will make the experience more enjoyable for you.

Regardless of your level of knowledge or how many ideas you have, our diamond specialists at Adamar diamonds in Toronto are here to help you every step of the way. Our experienced professionals will explain everything you need to know and help you find a ring that she will be sure to love.