You found “the one”. Congratulations – now it’s time to make it official with an engagement ring! But, how do you buy an engagement ring? At Scott’s, we make it easy.
What to consider when buying an engagement ring
So, how do you know what to consider when buying an engagement ring? No worries – we’ve helped thousands of couples design their perfect ring. And, we’ve even got ways for you to pull off a surprise engagement!Guide to Buying Diamond Jewelry
First, we’ll ask some questions
- What shape of gemstone do you both like (we’ll show you examples)?
- Do you know her ring size?
- What color and kind of metal do you prefer?
- What type of gemstone do you want in the engagement ring?
- If you’re looking for a diamond, do you want a mined gemstone, or a lab grown diamond?
Buying an engagement ring is probably the only decision you’ll have/get to make, on your own, on your way to the altar! And many couples actually do come in together to design their custom engagement ring.
What should I expect when I come to Scott’s?
If you want to surprise your soon-to-be fiancé, this is what to expect when you come to design your perfect engagement ring at Scott’s.
First off, you don’t have to have all the answers when you come in. We don’t expect it! Mainly because you won’t even know the questions! But you WILL ace this test – promise!
We’ll ask questions like, what is she (or he) like? What does she usually wear? What does she do for a living? What kinds of jewelry does she wear now? Does she spend a lot of time on Pinterest – let’s look at her page!
We can usually get a good feel for the style of engagement ring she’ll want with a little digging.
Now for the details!
Now we’ll get to the specifics. Details like, do you have a family gemstone you want to incorporate into this design? Inherited diamonds not only save you money, but they add so much history and emotion into a custom engagement ring. Even re-purposing small diamonds from say, a diamond heart pendant that her grandmother gave to her when she turned 18, can be used in a custom design. Or maybe your own parents have jewelry that they want you to use in your new piece. All of that is possible at Scott’s.
Mined or lab grown diamonds?
So, what if you don’t have any diamonds to use. No problem! We’ll help guide you on your diamond choices too (we love them all – we’re not diamond snobs!)
Do you want to use mined diamonds, or lab grown diamonds? Both are diamonds (the Federal Trade Commission backs this up Forbes.com), but depending upon your budget, a lab grown diamond can save you 20-50% over mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds are also more ecologically sustainable than mined diamonds. Either way, we have them both!
By using sample stones, we’ll show you the sizes and shapes of the diamonds for your engagement ring. We find that a visual is helpful. And we’ll also explain all those letters and numbers – VS, SI1, G-H – that describe diamonds. They can be confusing, but we can show you the differences.
Seeing is believing
After we figure out the center diamond, Scott’s will start searching for diamonds in your price range and with your specs, for you to see in person. We believe you need to see and compare gems to make the best decision.
We’ll call our many diamond sources and bring in 3 to 4 gemstones. You can then see the differences and make a better determination of which stone, as Grandpa used to say, “winks at you.” And since we don’t own the stones, we aren’t trying to push a certain diamond on you, because we need to get rid of stock. That really makes a difference to your bottom line!
It’s the benefit of internet’s vast inventory, but with the guidance of a professional. Really – you won’t make a mistake this way!
Finding out her ring size
Once we have the style of the ring, and know what our main, center stone will be, we need that ring size!
Nothing is worse than dropping to your knee, romantically proposing to your beloved, then finding out the ring is too small! No matter what her size is, she’ll think she’s too big, and the moment is ruined.
So, if we don’t already know the ring size, we’ll help you be super sneaky, and get it from her. If you can’t bring in a ring that she wears on her engagement finger for us to size, we’ll have you slyly put one on your finger, and where it stops, we’ll have you take a picture, then we’ll size YOU.
We’ll take it from here
Now your work is done, and you’re on your way to a beautiful custom engagement ring that will definitely make her say, YES!
Want to learn more about buying an engagement ring at Scott’s? Call 614 336-4111 to schedule your appointment today.