How to buy an engagement ring

If you like it then you should put a ring on it – that much we know. But what Mrs. Jay-Z forgot to tell us is where to get that ring from, and how to get it right. Thankfully, that’s where we come in. 

Get her size right Buying an engagement ring is kind of like buying your girl a bra, so don't show up at the jeweller saying “she's sort of your size...”. If she's an avid jewellery collector, take one of her rings with you and get your engagement ring sized properly at the jeweller. In case she doesn't collect rings, don't sweat – you have the option of buying it now and getting it resized later. 

Say no to hand-me-downs Think she'd be happy wearing your mother's old wedding dress? (If you’re still thinking, the answer to that should be an unequivocal no.) Then don't give her the ring that's been passed on from generation to generation by the women in your family. It's not the kind of vintage she's looking for, and she'll prefer a ring that hasn't been around someone else's finger.

Emerald is the new enviable green Emerald green is the colour of 2013 for girls and the colour happens to be a great alternative to your traditional type of engagement ring. So think outside the silver-gold-metal box and get her a mean piece of green instead; one that compliments her backless Gucci dress. For the crème de la bling of emerald, turn to Anmol jewellers for that enviable stone (their jewellery happens to be a favourite among Bollywood's leading ladies, including the likes of Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Lara Dutta Bhupathi.)

Diamonds will always be a girl's best friend It's like jewellery's answer to the little black dress – it never goes out of style and she won't be able to live without it. Diamond engagement rings make for the classic hit, regardless of their size. For the perfect rock, head over to Harry Winston where the jewellers have a stringent process of selection that almost unfailingly leads to the perfect rock.

One-of-a-kind ring for a one-of-a-kind girl She wouldn't want to be caught dead wearing the same dress as her frenemy, so she definitely won't be up for playing twins in the ring department either. Make her feel special and get her something nobody else has. Mattia Cielo is one of those ring masters known for his one-of-a-kind crazy architectural shapes (i.e. the kind of crazy she'll actually want to carry on her finger) and colourful use of diamonds and gemstones. To ring it on colourfully without going beyond the Indian borders, there's the equally one-of-a-kind jewellery by Indian jeweller Ganjam. What makes this Ganjam style the ideal lucky charm when popping the question is that it's among the few Indian jewellers that exclusively uses handpicked 'F' colour diamonds in all its jewellery. -Declan Eytan You may also like:

 

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