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GMG Jeweller’s Guide to Engagement Ring Shopping

Thinking about proposing to your partner sometime soon? Read about our list of to-do's to help guide you to the perfect engagement ring! 

So, true love exists and you have found your perfect “one”? Well first thing is first, congratulations! Now, the next most logical step is proposing to that special someone and making it last forever. And while most of the proposal planning is left entirely up to you, we at GMG Jewellers want to help! We’ve compiled a list of tips for when purchasing that ever important, engagement ring.

Men and women alike worry over what to consider when shopping for such a critical jewelry item, but don’t worry. At GMG Jewellers, we carry a phenomenal collection of engagement rings including breathtaking styles from top designers such as Simon G, Noam Carver, Michael M, Tacori, Hearts on Fire, and many more including from our own collections, GMG Jewellers.

1. Budget

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As money tends to be one the biggest stressors, it is a pretty important factor. The first thing you as a shopper should consider is budget. After thinking about how much you are willing to spend, you will be able to better shop among the thousands of rings available at our Saskatoon store with much more ease.

2. Trustworthy Jeweller

Next, regardless of where you typically shop, we recommend you make your purchase from a reputable jeweller. If you are looking to shop for quality designer jewellery, it is always best that you stick to an authorized dealer.

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At GMG Jewellers, we are proud to be an authorized retailer of all the premium designer names you see in our galleries and will gladly answer any questions you might have about any of their items and collections. Shopping for bridal jewellery from an authorized retailer, like us, ensures that you are purchasing authentic, genuine quality jewellery.

3. Ring Size

There are several ways to get around it and truthfully, it shouldn’t be something to cause stress. Over the years, customers have shared some of their ideas with us including having one of your partner’s gal pals find out her size for you, tracing one of your partner’s rings on a piece of paper when she is not watching, and borrowing one of your partner’s other rings to get sized at a jeweller.

Of course, some of you are not concerned with surprising your loved one and can simply ask! But for those others, keep in mind that bigger is better and rings can always be resized, so it’s best to stick to a slightly larger size and have it resized after the engagement announcement.

4. Determine Your Gal’s Style

This next one might be tricky, but determining your partner’s general style will help ensure that you find the perfect ring to suit her. Contemporary engagement rings come in a variety of styles, stone shapes, and settings, so having a general idea of what your future wife would enjoy helps narrow down the design elements you should look for.

Is she the glamorous type? She might enjoy a Michael M engagement ring. Their bold engagement rings are found among their luxurious collections including Europa, Strada, Stella, Love, and Crown.

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Or is your lovely lady more into vintage looks? Noam Carver, Simon G, and Tacori all have beautiful jewellery inspired from traditional while some looks are fused with modern style. Halos and pave bands reign in these stunning collections such as Passion, Garden, Classic Romance, Vintage Explorer, and Caviar from Simon G, Modern, and Vintage from Noam Carver, and Dantela, Petite Crescent, RoyaltT, and Simply Tacori from of course, Tacori.

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Perhaps, she is into modern art and avant-garde styles. If so, then Claude Thibaudeau may be for her. Their designer engagement rings are creative, masterful works of art with interesting band use. Collections for Claude Thibaudeau include Petite Designs, Simplicite, Avant-Garde, European Micro-Pave, La Cathedrale, Pure Perfection, and La Royale

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Additionally, our store carries an array of gorgeous design styles from Coast Diamond, Henri Daussi, and Zeghani among many other designers who ensure that every couple finds their perfect engagement ring.

5. Gemstone/Diamond

After figuring out the general style your partner leans towards, it’s time to get into detailing specifics. Depending on your budget constraints, and your tastes, determine whether you would like a white diamond center or perhaps a colored gemstone. Traditionally, engagement rings come with white diamonds, but for the bold, we carry many engagement rings with colored center and side stones.

6. The Four C’s

When purchasing a diamond from any reputable dealer consider the all-important four c’s. Cut, color, clarity, and carat make up the four c’s of diamond shopping. For a more in depth understanding, we have previously prepared a “The Four C’s of Diamond Selection.”

7. Stone Shape

Another fun aspect of engagement ring shopping is selecting the stone shape. Stone shapes available at GMG Jewellers are many. We carry from the most popular, round brilliant and princess cut, to more uncommon cuts like trilliant, marquise, and those in between such as oval, pear, and emerald.

That’s it! Once you have the general basics of what you are looking for in a ring, the detailing and embellishments will be a breeze. Whether you are looking to achieve the surprise of the century or simply planning a lovely, quiet dinner at home, a finely picked out engagement ring from GMG Jewellers will undoubtedly please your wife to be!

Shop With Us!

Shopping for designer engagement rings is easy here at GMG Jewellers. With an ever-growing selection of halo, solitaire, three stone, and many other styles of engagement rings available in our galleries finding the perfect match for your loved one is conveniently easy. Our jewelry specialists are always available to help guide guests through our selections and provide more information. To better serve you, visit our “ Contact Us” page to send us an email, call us at 800.209.9154, or come in to our Saskatoon, Saskatchewan showroom to see the breathtaking engagement rings for yourself.  

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