If you’re planning to propose in the near future to your most beloved then buying the perfect platinum engagement ring is one of the top items in your to-do list. Now you scratch your head and ask, how do you do this while on a budget? Even if you’ve saved or prepared for this occasion, it is still a must for you to consider your budget because going overboard might ripple into several consequences so we clearly understand your worry. Fear not, however, because we are here to help you with the following tips.
- Start it off with your budget. Know exactly how much you have, where you’ll source them from and when it’ll be available. This way you can determine your limits when it comes to the purchase. Now, don’t think about this as being a stingy cheapskate. It’s easy to name a minimum sending amount but as for the maximum, that will be your challenge. Just because you’re working on a budget doesn’t mean that you’re not getting an awesome ring.
- Know your available options. There are many platinum engagement rings in the market with each one varying in features such as ring band width, stone cut, gemstone variant, engravings and the like. The different combinations of these characteristics will also result in diverse price ranges. Knowing the available rings within your range will help you find your match easier and with less fuss.
- Try conventional places to buy the rings from. Boutiques and online shops are your usual go-to places to buy jewelry but it won’t hurt to look in other places either. Try antique stores or vintage shops. True enough, it’s a hit and miss in these places plus you’ll have to validate the item yourself but it’s worth the try. You might just find a hidden gem! Plus, you might want to consider looking into your family heirlooms. There could be a ring that’s been passed on from one generation to the other as per tradition. This is not creepy or too old-fashioned. Just think about Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring which was previously owned by Princess Diana.
- Always ensure authenticity. This applies not only to the platinum engagement ring but also to the seller. You do not want that budgeted and saved up money to go to waste. You don’t want a mediocre nor a fake item for your beloved so go and make certain that the ring is authentic and the seller is reputable.