Many people do not realise that there are a number of rules that they can break when they are buying, giving, or receiving engagement rings. With so much excitement around these rings, it’s easy to buy into common rules, but you don’t have to.
If you’re thinking about proposing to your significant other or are beginning to wonder if you’ll ever get an engagement ring, then you may have run into these rules. In the past, it was common for people to follow them exactly and to believe that you could get into trouble if you broke them. Luckily, times have changed, and these rules aren’t ones that you need to follow anymore.
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It Has to Be Expensive
While in the past, people thought that you needed to spend two to three months of your salary on an engagement ring, there is no longer a budget that you need to follow. Because there’s no set price point on engagement rings, you can buy one that you feel comfortable with, even if it is less expensive. This provides people with a lot of freedom, since they don’t feel trapped into spending so much money on a piece of jewellery.
It Has to Be Huge
Engagement rings made with large stones are really expensive, and if you have your heart set on buying a home or travelling the world, then you’ll want to skip the bigger stone and choose something smaller. Additionally, by opting for a smaller stone you won’t feel worried about someone trying to steal your ring. If you have smaller hands, a giant stone will simply look out of place.
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You Have to Have a Diamond
While diamonds and engagement rings used to be almost synonymous, times have changed, and brides everywhere are opting for different stones. This is a benefit of high quality custom made jewellery, as you can easily choose from coloured gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, morganite, and sapphires.
When choosing an engagement ring the most important things to consider are whether or not the recipient will like it, feel comfortable wearing it, and if it matches their personal style. Throw the old rules about engagement rings out the window and choose one that you both will love. There’s no reason to go into debt to buy an engagement ring or to feel like you have to choose one that is too large or a diamond if that isn’t what you want.