5+ Important Tips for Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

So you’re thinking of popping the question, but don’t have the ring yet…? Luckily Loan Star Jewellery & Loans have jewellery experts on site that have decades of experience in not only buying and selling gold in Edmonton, but also choosing the perfect ring to give your one and only.

When you know it’s time to buy the ring start doing some recon work: what types of jewellery does she wear? What shape of stone would she prefer? Does she like diamonds? What types of metal does she wear every day? You can also enlist the help of her close friends and ask these questions. You will want to choose something that suits her style and her vision of the perfect ring.

When we talk about shape, we mean shape of the stone. Diamonds are the most popular stone for an engagement ring, but tastes and trends have evolved to now include coloured diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and amethysts. The shapes that are more popular are round and princess (or square), but other shapes include:

  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Emerald
  • Asscher
  • Radiant
  • Cushion
  • Marquise

Find out what shape she would prefer and start your ring search there.

Engagement rings are generally available in a couple of different types of metal: gold (yellow, white and rose) and platinum. Make sure that the colour of metal you choose is something she wears already on a regular basis. Platinum is more expensive but a lot heartier than gold. 14K and 10K gold is harder and less malleable than 18K or 24K gold, and also less expensive.

The old “two months’ salary” rule is just that – tired and old. Spend what you can afford to get a great ring. Diamonds are expensive, there’s no way around that. But the great thing about making a visit to our Edmonton Pawn Shop is we can offer you a great deal on a beautiful piece of jewellery.

Come down to our pawn shop in Edmonton and see our great jewellery selection, or call for more information.