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Shopping for Engagement Rings

Updated: May 3, 2023

If you’re about to propose to your significant other, you have to be ready. You’ll want to make sure you know what to say, what you’re going to be doing when you propose, and so on. A lot of the focus of your planning will probably be on the engagement ring, which is taken by many people to be a symbol of love and commitment.

There are some questions you may have when looking for an engagement ring. For instance, how expensive should engagement rings be? Do engagement rings have to be diamonds? Below, we’ll give you the answers and explain where you can find engagement ring.

How Expensive Should Engagement Rings Be?

Oftentimes, people don’t have context for explaining why engagement rings are expensive. Aside from the fact that you need to pay a craftsman to ensure you’re getting the most beautiful ring possible, you also need to keep in mind the original purpose of the ring: it was meant to give financial security to the bride-to-be, even if the marriage fell through.

For this reason, the rule of thumb is that you should spend the equivalent of two months’ earnings to buy an engagement ring. Of course, different couples are going to be different. If the spouse-to-be cares about tradition, you’ll definitely want to spend this much. But different couples are going to have different budgets and values.

Do Engagement Rings Have to Be Diamonds?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy natural diamonds in order to get the aesthetic pleasure of a diamond. Moissanite is a popular alternative, which tends to be cheaper than natural diamonds. Generally speaking, it’s nearly impossible for non-jewelers to spot the differences between moissanite and a natural diamond. Synthetic and lab diamonds are also growing in popularity.

Need Engagement Rings in Trinidad and Tobago?

At Qirat Jewelry, we’re dedicated to making the very best jewelry possible. It’s in our blood: goldsmithing is a family tradition that we take very seriously. To find the engagement ring that’s right for you, take a look at our engagement ring page.

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