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Engagement Rings: Try Before You Buy

For some, having their partner try on their engagement ring before it’s purchased might take away the element of surprise they want to achieve with their proposal. For others, however, it is worth it to ensure that they buy the ring that is the best possible option for them. An engagement ring is no small purchase, as it holds immense sentimental and monetary value. The following are a few reasons from our team at Long Jeweler for why you should consider trying on rings before you make a purchase.

Get the Sizing Right

One of the more obvious reasons you might want to try on your engagement ring before buying is to ensure you get the right size. Your engagement ring is one you will spend a lot of time wearing, and you want to choose one that is as comfortable as possible. It may even be a good idea to go into the store multiple times to try on the same ring because changes in the weather and your body can cause fingers to swell and contract.

Choose the Colors that Compliment Your Skin Tone

Trying on rings allows you to see exactly how the metal type or gemstones you choose will interact with your skin color. Perhaps you originally wanted to go with a gold band but find that the hue washes you out. You may even find that you would prefer a colorful gemstone over a classic diamond center stone when you see it on your hand.

Try Out Different Center Stone Shapes and Sizes

Experiment with the different cuts and sizes of stones to find the one that best achieves the aesthetic you are looking for in your engagement ring. Simply looking at a ring online or in a display box might communicate something different than seeing the piece on your finger. For example, you may find that a smaller stone looks more proportionate on your hand than a larger one and could save a bit of money.

See How Your Engagement Ring Fits With Your Wedding Band

An important thing to consider when shopping for an engagement ring is how that piece will fit with your wedding band. If you and your partner have already chosen wedding bands, take this to the store with you and ask to try on engagement rings alongside this band. Doing so ensures that the finishes and styles complement each other and do not clash. You can also ensure that the center stone does not get in the way of your wedding band lying flush against the engagement ring.

Shop Engagement Rings at Long Jewelers

We at Long Jewelers would be delighted to play a part in your unique love story by helping you to find the engagement ring of your dreams. Our Virginia Beach jewelry store is stocked with many bridal jewelry styles to satisfy myriad tastes. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or stop by our showroom to browse our inventory in person.