We, at The White Box Company, are truly honoured to be able to work with couples during one of the most important phases in their lives. Our goal is always to ensure that you have a fantastic experience when choosing the perfect ring for your partner. We know how much time and effort goes into picking out something as special as this- which is why we are determined to help you every step of the way. As it turns out, there are many ways you can go wrong when trying to pick out your wedding band! Let’s take a look at some common mistakes people make when buying rings:
Destroying Your Budget
When it comes to picking out a ring for your partner, you might find yourself getting carried away and going above and beyond what you can afford.
If we take a look at the latest figures from The Knot, the average wedding in America costs around $29,000! That is an astonishing amount of money- and it’s also one that may set you up for potential financial issues down the line if you don’t know where to draw the line. Try not to go overboard; be realistic about how much you should spend on such an important piece of jewellery.
Another major mistake people make when buying rings is not doing their research beforehand. Many choose to pick out engagement rings without knowing how diamonds are measured.
You must know the 4Cs- clarity, colour, cut and carat weight. These are all important factors that affect how much your diamond is worth. Carat weight is one of the most crucial elements of any ring- if you want to make sure you get a good price for your stone, be careful about falling for tricks or exaggerations. While many companies trick people into believing their diamonds are bigger than they are, it’s best to go with honest dealers who will give you an accurate assessment of what size of the diamond is right for your budget.
Deciding around this time can be extremely difficult! Between different styles, metals and settings there are so many options available, and it can get overwhelming.
Remember- you want to make sure your partner is happy with the ring you choose, so don’t get too distracted by aesthetics! To make things easier, we recommend keeping a couple of basic styles in mind (engagement rings come in many different shapes and sizes) and then coming up with a few unique elements that make each piece special. You have plenty of great options when shopping with us- just pick out something that you believe will truly impress her.
Forgetting The Ring Size
We’re going to go ahead and put this down as a mistake- even though many people admit to forgetting about it! It’s important to remember that not all women have perfectly sized hands, but if they do, they might not be wearing the same ring size anymore…
This may sound like a no-brainer, but it’s still something that plenty of people get wrong. We recommend having your partner try on some rings during the early stages of wedding planning to test for sizing. Alternatively, you could also ask her friends or family if she has ever expressed any interest in buying a new piece of jewellery anytime soon! Just make sure that when you go shopping for her engagement ring, you account for any changes in hand size that may have occurred over time.
Giving Up On Customization
While many people are starting to opt for pre-made wedding bands, there are still others who are choosing custom-made rings instead. If this sounds like you, awesome- but just remember that this process can be time-consuming.
Custom made rings are unique to your partner’s specifications, so it may take a while for them to be created. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to make the journey to the jewellery store all at once…Feel free to order one ring at a time as long as both pieces are ready by the wedding date!
Ignoring Quality Testing
Many people assume that they can trust jewellers completely- whether they’re buying silver, gold or platinum.
It’s important to remember that there are several different standards across the industry, and some jewellery stores aren’t as strict about conducting proper tests as they should be during manufacturing. This means you could end up paying for things like lead paint, nickel plating, poor quality caskets and more!
We know it can be hard to tell if your ring is high quality just by looking at it- which is why we offer free inspections to everyone who walks into our store. If you’re unsure about anything, feel free to come in for an assessment so you don’t have any regrets later on down the line. At least this way, if something ever happens with your ring you’ll know what went wrong with it!