Here are some things to keep in mind when working through the process.
Maintain the surprise.
One of the most memorable events in a couple's life together is the moment an engagement ring is presented. Keeping the moment a surprise is, in our opinion, very important. Informing friends, family, and even a photographer to document the moment can be a special touch, but be careful not to spread the word too soon or too quickly and risk leaky lips.
Get her opinion.
Try leaving the price out of it. Chances are, your soon-to-be fiance would rather not know the cost behind the ring. When browsing other stores, allow your significant other to try on rings, but leave the price tag out of it. Take note of the setting styles they like or what color metal they prefer. Do they like colored stones mixed in? Taking pictures of rings that she likes may be helpful for you later on when purchasing a ring or creating one from scratch! The more information you gather now, the easier it will be when deciding on that perfect ring!
Learn the facts.
Buying a diamond can be a less romantic process than popping the question. It is a significant investment that requires careful research and budgeting. Take your time, plan accordingly and try to remain within your budget.
Explore different options.
Even very large retail jewelry stores will have no more than a few diamonds to choose from. Many will have fewer than ten! Velvet Box Society privately stocks thousands of diamonds to choose from, guaranteeing that you will find the exact shape, size, quality, and price that works best for you. Selecting the diamond separately from the mounting can help ensure we keep you on track with your budget and in line with style and design.
Decide on style.
Style questions come up frequently when selecting the perfect ring. We are here to help you through the process and help you narrow down and select the right ring for that special someone. Should you still feel uncertain, keep in mind you can always set the stone in a solitaire style mounting and allow your partner to help design the setting.
Consider making it custom.
Customization can be one of the most thoughtful and delightful parts of building an engagement ring. Have you or your partner browsed engagement rings and just not found the exact design you love? Maybe you have found the design you love but want to make some changes.
Velvet Box Society can make anything! Design something unique with us in confidence that we will do it right. Instead of settling for what the jewelry store has in the case, the design process can be both romantic and creative, especially with the cost of the diamond removed from the process.