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A Guide to Buying a Ring for the Woman You Love

28th Sep 2017

If you Google “tips for buying a ring for a woman,” you’ll be flooded with answers on how to buy the perfect engagement ring.

But what if you want to buy your wife, girlfriend, Mom, or sister a ring – just because?

Well, thankfully, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve put together some handy tips that detail what you should look out for when buying a ring as a gift for a woman. And no, this doesn’t involve asking Dad for his permission or getting down on one knee!

Getting the Right Ring Size

This has to be one of the hardest tasks involved in buying a ladies’ ring, especially if you want it to be a surprise.

The easiest thing you can do is check one of their existing rings to see what size it is, but this proves difficult if they never take their ring off! You could casually ask to try their ring on or get them to try on one of your rings (without raising suspicion, of course). And if you do manage to get hold of one of their rings but don’t have a sizing guide handy, just trace the inside of the ring on some paper so you can measure it later.

Finding the Perfect Style

Another huge consideration is the style of ring you’re going to opt for. To establish this, you’ll need to think about the recipient’s personal style. So, try answering these questions about them:

  • What types of clothes do they tend to wear? Are they pretty and feminine, or are they more zealous and off-the-wall?
  • What do they do on their days off? Do they play sports with friends, take a walk in the park, go shopping, head out for cocktails, or attend their local theater?
  • What does their work wardrobe look like? Is it quite casual, or is it more formal and conservative?

These may seem like quite broad, generic questions, but getting an idea of these aspects will help in your choice of ring. Why? Because you’ll want your recipient to be able to wear it as much as possible, and making sure it’s in line with all their different styles is a must.

For example, if they often keep their style understated, a ring with some elegant details and small stones will be ideal. But if they don’t compromise on their outlandish style, even when they’re at work, something a little more unique and off-the-wall will be more suitable.

Establishing a Budget

Now that you’ve done all the planning, it’s time to get serious about your budget. When investing in a piece of jewelry for the woman you love it can be easy to get carried away, but you’ll want to stay within your budget.

If you’ve got a piece of jewelry in mind, why not set up a savings account so you can save a certain amount each month? That way, you’ll be able to afford the ring you want without taking too much of a chunk out of your wallet.

Equally, once you’ve got your budget, you can start shopping around for the options available within your price range. For example, if you want something that’s really special, some of the lesser-known stones provide plenty of wow factor but at a much lower cost.

Taking all these factors into account before you start searching for the perfect ring will allow you to narrow down your options. Then, with a little bit of research and shopping, you’ll be able to find the ultimate ring for the woman you love – and without all the stress and hassle of proposing, too!

For affordable ladies’ rings that meet your required style and budget, shop at the fantastic range available at Fanning Jewelry. With such an extensive selection of rings, you’re sure to find one that wows the woman of your life.