EWhat to consider when shopping for rings
and even a couple’s wedding vows. And
no proposal is complete com
without a ring. Knowledge of rings
and stones is essential essen
for those who plan to propose in
the near future.
A recent survey su
from the wedding resource
The Knot in which 12,000 brides and 1,200
grooms in the United States were asked
about their rings, found that people spend
an average, of $5,978 on engagement rings.
ment rings can help ring shoppers prepare
for their purchases.
In addition to considering costs, couples
can employ the following tips to shop
• Cut costs with style. Engagement rings can
be costly, but many couples feel they are worthwhile
classic solitaire of one carat weight can cost thousands of dollars,
while a band covered in just under one carat of tiny pave
diamonds will offer plenty of sparkle for a lot less money.
• Know your settings. How the diamond is framed can
affect how big it looks and even how much it sparkles. Gems
• Get the desired cut. A skilled jeweler knows how
to properly cut a stone to bring out its best radiance. From
affect how the stone looks as well as the price.
• Know ring metals. Platinum and gold are some of the
most popular ring setting metals. Platinum costs considerably
more than gold or silver, but is long-last-
of splurging on a more expensive metal, or speak
with Jeff at Boyd Jewelers.
• Investigate personal style. Men should pay
attention to the jewelry their girlfriends wear so
the engagement rings complement their style.
Some women love modern jewelry, while others
gravitate toward vintage pieces.
• Come in under carat. Buying just shy of the
next carat weight can save between 20 and 30 percent.
the naked eye.
• Think about trading up. Some couples like to replace
engagement rings with a more elaborate ring for a big anniversary.
Some jewelers will accept the purchase of the engagement
ring toward the price of a future ring.
Boyd Jewelers is in the business of developing relationships
with their customers. When purchasing engagement
rings, couples can discuss their desires in regard to a ring, as
well as their budgets. BR181672
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