Choosing an engagement ring for your significant other can be a stressful process. After all, it is one of the largest milestones in a relationship. However, when you know what not to do, you can feel more confident in choosing the best ring for your partner. Here are seven things that you should absolutely avoid doing when you are picking out engagement rings for women

1) Not Looking at the Diamonds in the Store

Of course, the internet has made it much easier to look at engagement rings for women. You can research the best ways to choose a ring and you can look at all the different cuts and shapes of diamond that you can choose from. However, what you can’t do is look at the diamonds in person. This means that you won’t be able to see certain aspects of the gem, such as the diamond’s ability to sparkle in the light, or the way it looks with certain outfits. While the internet might be a good place to start when it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, you should always spend some time looking at the physical product in the store. 

2) Not Knowing What Your Partner Wants in a Ring

Most people enjoy being able to give the surprise of a lifetime through their engagement rings. However, you should never opt to fully surprise your partner with a ring unless you know exactly what he or she wants from it. Even the most basic details, such as wanting solitaires or wanting a round-cut, need to be known before you can even begin shopping for a ring. If you still want to keep an element of surprise for your partner but want to have their thoughts in choosing a ring, you can always leave the proposal itself a surprise while you let them pick out a ring. 

3) Going for the Hot Trends

There will always be trends and fads when it comes to anything that you can put on your body, including engagement rings. You should never, ever go for a trend unless it is something that you think that you and your partner will both cherish for years to come. Going for a trendy ring style will only leave you with regret when the trend inevitably passes onto something else. Instead, you should focus on the aspects that both you and your partner can appreciate in a ring. Whether that means having a ring that looks fairly standard or that means having a ring that will catch the attention of everyone, as long as you and your partner are happy with the ring, then you have chosen the perfect engagement ring. 

4) Not Knowing Your Ring Size

This one seems rather simple, but it is an incredibly common mistake that people make with their engagement rings. One of the most important aspects of engagement rings for women is the size and fit of the ring itself. After all, everyone is going to want to wear a ring that fits them. This means that you will need to know the exact ring size of your partner (and yourself, if you are getting a ring too). If you are trying to keep the engagement ring a complete surprise, consider asking a friend or family member. If that isn’t an option, consider bringing one of her rings to a jeweler to get the size. If that isn’t an option either, you should always remember that it is better to go for a larger ring than a smaller one. 

5) Being Coaxed by Sales and Gimmicks

While you shouldn’t shop for an engagement ring completely online anyway, you need to be on the lookout for sales that seem too good to be true. If you see a sale or a deal for an engagement ring that just seems far too inexpensive, then there is probably a reason for it. Engagement rings are expensive for a reason. You should always be wary about an oddly low price, as it can mean that there might be some flaws in the diamond. For instance, the diamond’s clarity could be enhanced artificially. It might not be certified by a reputable grading lab. It could have a strong fluorescence. There are countless reasons why you should always stay away from deals that seem to be too good to be true. 

6) Caring About What Other People Think

The whole point about engagement rings is that they signify a relationship with your partner, not anyone else. If you are limiting your options because you are worried about what other people might think about the ring, then you are making a mistake. You should look at what makes you and your partner happy when choosing any wedding rings. Even if your friend just got engaged with a 22karat plain gold band, and your partner wants to get a solitaire ring, you should go for it. What’s important is making yourself and your partner happy. 

7) Not Seeing a Specialist 

Arguably, the most important part of getting an engagement ring is making sure that it is high quality. There are many ways that a person can ensure this, and one of those ways is by choosing to go to our store, J.D. Solitaire. Jewelers who have had years of experience, such as me, Sanjay Kalsi, in handling gems will have more than enough knowledge to help you choose the best centerpiece for your engagement ring. Deciding to see a specialist is one of the best things that a person can do for their engagement ring.