There are three very important questions to ask yourself when searching for an engagement ring. Once you are clear on those, everything else is easy! We promise!
We at Marisa Perry work a little bit differently than most, we like to reverse engineer the process and operate with absolute transparency to ensure you get the most beautiful ring within exactly what you want to invest.
What shape of stone are you looking for? There are essentially 10 most popular shapes for center stones, they vary greatly, and each has its own unique character traits and charisma. So start by finding out what shape sets her heart alight?
If you are going in for the surprise and have no idea what we are talking about, here is a quick down-low on the main shapes and our take on them, Shapes link.
(We will walk you through how to find the shape and setting style that she loves, without giving anything away at the end of this blog! 😉 )
If doing this together as a couple, here is a link that will help get you started, but we highly recommend you come into the store, at your leisure, to explore in person! How to choose the Diamond Shape for you.
The setting is the most overlooked factor for men today, and the most valued priority of women! It’s a major mistake to overlook the setting in your search for an engagement ring, and here’s why.
Believe it or not, a rings setting attributes to at least 70% of the overall look. There are many beautiful diamonds, but a major reason women fall in love with Marisa Perry rings is the setting. Even the most exquisite diamond, if set with cumbersome prongs and poor craftsmanship, will be robbed of its life, brilliance, and fire.
So what setting style? A single solitaire? A Three-Sone ring? Do you like micro-pave? A halo setting? And what metal?
This is the second question to get clear on, and if that feels completely overwhelming, make an appointment and take the time to explore all the styles and try all of them on! It’s our pleasure to walk through all of these options with you and help you get clear on what you LOVE!
For those of you going for the surprise proposal, check out our R&D tips below on how to find all of this out without your lady knowing! Remember, what might save you a buck now, may cost you more in the long term having to re-set it, so take the time to do your research, and get her something she will be proud to wear forever.
And the third and final question,
This sounds like an obvious question, but you’d be surprised how many are vague in what they want to invest in their ring. This is another way that we work differently. We don’t dictate the amount you want to invest, you do. So, where do you comfortably want to be?
From here we work backward and tailor your options exclusively to you, ensuring she gets the most beautiful ring possible, with the highest quality diamond on the market, without overstepping your comfort zone!
Need some help? Here is a quick read to help you figure out how much you should spend on an Engagement Ring.
It’s time for some groundwork and sleuthing to get you closer to your goal, and ultimately make a big decision MUCH easier! Here are a few tips to get you started in the process of going it alone!
Once you are clear on the shape, setting style, and your ideal price range, we will pull in loose stones specifically for you, with a spectrum of options to meet your criteria.
Here is where the infamous Four C’s come in to play, but we will walk you through all of that, and explain everything thoroughly so that you know exactly what you are looking at, where you can save money, and feel confident in choosing your stone.
Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible, and a lot of fun too! Remember, this is one of the most exciting decisions you will ever make, and the most significant piece of jewelry you will ever give, so it should be a fun, exciting, and enjoyable process!
Please never hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have at [email protected], and feel free to pop into our West Village boutique for a glass of champagne at any time to explore our collection further!
Here are a few blogs for further reading, that may help you along the way!
What is the average sized Diamond for an Engagement Ring today?
How to find your partner’s ring size without them knowing.