If you have been shopping for engagement rings at Zales, then you know that there are literally thousands of choices for you choose from. The problem is that if you don’t know what your girlfriend is looking for, then there is no way that you can make an informed choice. You can find an engagement ring at Zales for almost every kind of woman – sporty, classy, elegant, casual – and knowing what you should be buying is very important.
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A lot of men are under the impression that they should buy the ring before they ask the woman to marry him and present it just as it is done in the movies. The truth is, though, that doesn’t happen very often anymore. There is just too much selection, especially if you look at engagement rings at Zales, and you won’t know which one to choose.
Therefore, taking the time to talk to your soon-to-be fiancée about the ring that she would like is very important. You will learn what it is that she would like in a ring, you can both determine what your budget is, and then you can go from there. There is also a function when you look for engagement rings at Zales that allows a woman to send an online “hint” to you, giving you some idea as to what she is looking for.
You might think that the bigger the diamond, the better, but that is not always the case. Some women find that a large diamond gets in their way or that they are too worried to wear it for fear of losing it. Some women also want an engagement ring that is more utilitarian and less ostentatious, but you won’t know that until you ask her.
The best thing that you could do before you head out to the jewelry store is to take a look online together – both you and your girlfriend – to determine what it is that she wants and what you can both afford. You may find that you can get by with a lot less diamond or that she doesn’t even want diamonds at all! But, if you don’t ask her, you will never know.
Also, keep in mind that not all women can wear gold. It is quite common for women to be allergic to gold, and for those who can wear gold, some women need to wear 14K gold or above to avoid allergic reactions. Some women prefer white gold, silver, or platinum rings, while others like gold or various colors of gold (rose gold, for instance).
Although you will read that two or three months’ salary is the standard price to pay for an engagement ring, that is not a hard and fast rule. In these economic times, it is sometimes more wise to put money down on a house than it is to buy a hugely expensive engagement ring, so trying to find one that suits her that is within your budget is far more important than making a huge statement.