Engagement ring shopping can make you experience a flood of different emotions. You may feel excitement, anxiety, joy, or even dread at the thought of the daunting, yet thrilling, task ahead. While engagement ring shopping is an exciting time, it’s important to remember that for most people, an engagement ring is a big investment – financially, and otherwise, and you’ll want to do it right. That’s why we’ve gathered up some of the most important tips to keep in mind while you shop for the perfect engagement ring in Redwood City.

1. Choose The Right Metal

If you’re shopping from pre-made rings (instead of a custom design), you’ll want to know whether or not your significant other would prefer white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, silver, or platinum.  Consider your lifestyle, budget, and current jewelry inventory when deciding on a precious metal. Simply taking a look at your sweetie’s jewelry collection will give you a clue as to whether they are a gold or silver kind of gal.

2. Consider a Different Gemstone

Is your significant other a diamond lover, or are they the artistic type, who may prefer something unique? While diamonds are obviously the most popular choice, the Earth is made of many different (and equally beautiful) gemstones. Next to diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, opals, and moonstone are all increasingly popular gemstones for an engagement ring.

3. Choose a Setting

That precious stone you’ve selected now needs to be permanently affixed to that precious metal you’ve chosen, and it needs to look damn good. The ring setting is arguably more important than the precious stone. A super cool stone isn’t going to make up for a setting you don’t love. And a super cool ring setting can do a lot of the work of making your ring look like a million bucks.

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or redesign your favorite piece of jewelry, we have the expert jewelers here to help. We are proudly serving clients in San Carlos, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Redwood City, CA, and Palo Alto, CA, and would love to help you find the perfect engagement ring.