One of the most exciting times of your life will be in deciding on an engagement ring to present to your lovely lady when you ask her to marry you. It’s a decision that will stand throughout your marriage, so choosing the ring should be done with a lot of forethought. Here are seven important considerations when you start looking.
1. Does the jeweler or designer provide protection?
Choosing an engagement ring is actually only the beginning. You’ll want this symbol of your love and devotion to last all through her lifetime, so making sure the ring is protected is paramount. After all, life happens. Dirt and wear and tear can take their toll on jewelry, so making sure the warranty covers what might happen is something you simply shouldn’t compromise on. What good is a beautiful engagement ring if six months down the line something happens and the ring is damaged? You don’t want to have to replace the ring after making such an important decision, both in terms of appeal and investment. Your love is forever, so shouldn’t her engagement ring last a lifetime as well?
A jewelry warranty or guarantee generally covers replacement or repair of diamonds and other gemstones, ideally for a lifetime. The warranty may be included in the price of the ring, or the jeweler may offer it as an add-on. One caveat that is typically observed is that you have the ring inspected regularly, usually at least every six months. Not complying with the jeweler’s terms can void the warranty, so it’s important that both you and your fiancé read the warranty and understand its requirements.