Selecting the Perfect Engagement Ring: 5 Ways to Shop
June 19, 2020
“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” -Bruce Lee
At J. F. Kruse Jewelers, we believe that wedding rings are a symbol of friendship and enduring love shared between two people, embodied in precious metal and gemstones. Choosing the perfect ring for your loved one is important – they will wear and enjoy it every single day for decades to come!
While selecting the perfect ring may seem like a daunting task, there are many ways to go about your search.
We’ve outlined the most popular ways to shop for an engagement ring in an effort to give you some inspiration as to what will work for you. The important thing is to relax, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and enjoy the experience.
Selecting the perfect engagement ring is a very personal experience. Like many engagement ring shoppers, you may decide to shop unaccompanied and choose the ring all by yourself. You might ask your fiancé-to-be or his/her friends for some subtle advice or have perhaps conducted some online research, but at the end of the day, you want to choose a ring that you believe fits her style and personality, and you want her to know that you picked it out specifically for her. This route also allows your fiancé to be completely surprised by the proposal, which makes the experience even more fun and memorable. With our return and exchange policy, you never have to worry about her not loving the design – in the extremely rare event that she wants a different style, we will take the ring back and work with you to find a ring that she absolutely loves.
The Date Night
It is so fun and romantic to shop for rings together! Some couples make it into a date night – by going out for dinner and then stopping in the store to try on rings together. This route takes the pressure off and allows couples to talk about their preferences. We keep detailed wish lists, which makes life a lot easier for the person doing the proposing. When you are ready to propose, all of the legwork is done, and you know that your fiancé-to-be will love the selected ring.
The Pinterest List
When it comes to style, many individuals have done considerable research and have extensive Pinterest boards depicting ring styles they like. This is a great way to get a feel for what your fiancé-to-be’s preferences are without spoiling any surprises. If you can’t access her Pinterest page without telling her, ask one of her friends to do some recon for you. Our staff loves looking at Pinterest boards she’s put together and finding the perfect ring that combines the best of the styles she loves.
The Phone a Friend
Perhaps you want to completely surprise your fiancé-to-be, but you just don’t feel comfortable making the decision all by yourself. Bringing a friend or family member along is a great way to take the pressure off and help ensure that you’re making the best choice. Ask a friend or two to tag along – we’ll get you all a beverage and educate you on your options and your friend will be a trusted sounding board to help you find the perfect ring.
The Team Approach
You’ve been together forever – you have a home together, and you may even have started a family. You know everything about each other, and want wedding rings as a symbol of your love and commitment to one another. Many couples choose to shop for and buy their engagement and wedding rings together. Our staff works hard to provide a fun and stress-free atmosphere. When couples make decisions as a team, they get to relax and enjoy the entire process without worrying about surprises or if the other person will like what they picked out.
No matter how you choose to shop for an engagement ring, the important thing is that you go about it in the way that is best for YOU. Our team is here to learn your story and do everything in our power to make your shopping experience fun, stress-free, and enjoyable. The love and friendship you share is a beautiful, strong, enduring gift, and it is important to celebrate that love in the way that fits who you are as a couple.
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