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Buying The Engagement Ring

When it comes to buying the engagement ring what is the etiquette behind choosing what to give? There is a long standing culture about who buys an engagement ring and how proposals happen. Though this is unique to every couple, we will provide a few classic tips on engagement ring customs.

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  • - The groom-to-be usually purchases the engagement ring prior to engagement. Although, it is acceptable for the bride-to-be to assist in covering expenses if the engagement is expected.
  • - The bride-to-be will usually purchase a ring for the groom-to-be. The most popular men's wedding rings are simple yellow or white gold bands.
  • - The groom-to-be may have a family heirloom from his mother or grandmother that will be passed down to his bride. Ask the women of the family if there are heirloom pieces to be given to a new bride.
  • - If an heirloom engagement ring is used, it is customary to purchase a new wedding band for the bride.
  • - It is wise to ask the bride-to-be to share insight on what styles she will enjoy wearing. Online and in-store shopping can help both parties get a better idea of what styles match their budget.
  • - Shop for ring that are certified by the Gemological Institute of America or The American Gem Society to assure you have a proper appraisal on your investment.
  • - Be sure to list your purchase on any insurance plans or buy separate jewelry insurance to protect against loss or damage.

Cultural norms are ever changing. The method in which you purchase a ring and propose is unique to each couple. It is a beautiful practice to follow longstanding customs or create a new method unique to you.