If you need to find a ring for the man in your life but you’re not sure where to start then take a look at these 5 tips for choosing the perfect ring below. These tips should give you an idea on where to start and help you find the ideal ring which your partner will love.
One of the first steps in choosing the perfect ring for your other half is to decide on a budget. Looking at rings before you have decided on a budget is all well and good but you might find the ideal ring only to later find out it’s out of your price range which could be really disappointing.
When you know your budget you can then look at rings within your price range. The great thing about ring shopping is you’re spoilt for choice, you could choose to head to the high street, buy second hand, head upmarket to a luxury jeweller or you could shop for men’s rings online. There’s a lot of choices out there no matter your budget, it may take you a little while to find the one but rest assured it’s out there somewhere.
What occasion is the ring for? Is it a birthday present? Father’s day gift? or perhaps it’s an engagement or wedding ring?
There are a few things to consider when it comes to choosing a ring for an occasion. Will it be worn regularly? Does your partner like a bit of bling? Does their job require it to be hard wearing?
Once you have the answers to these questions you can narrow down your search and find a ring which will be suitable for any occasion. Arguably the most important ring you can buy your significant other is an engagement or wedding ring, these are bought with the hope they will last a lifetime so it’s important to ensure the ring you choose is one they will treasure.
Rings are available in a wide variety of materials, perhaps more than you might realise which is a bonus as the more options the better. The most popular choice for men’s engagement rings is Platinum, this is due to its durability, rarity and the fact it doesn’t fade or change colour.
Other popular options include palladium, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, silver, titanium and steel.
There are certain restrictions when it comes to which material would be best suited, for example, titanium cannot be adjusted so if the ring becomes too big or too small unfortunately it can’t be altered. It’s also worth considering how durable the ring needs to be as some materials can withstand more than others.
This can be quite difficult, especially if your partner doesn’t usually wear a lot of jewellery as you might not be able to get an idea of the style they would prefer. There are a few ways you can try to find out, perhaps finding a style of ring you think they might like then saying “oh this is nice what do you think?” This might give you an idea of whether it’s a style they like or not.
If all else fails, try asking his friends if he has ever mentioned anything to them or if he has commented on any of their jewellery, this could help indicate his preference of style.
Of course, there are a few styles which never go out of fashion so you could play it safe and go for something stylish and timeless. If you’re looking at men’s wedding rings you could ask a jeweller which styles are popular at present they can then point out which rings are currently fashionable and help you make a choice which your partner should fall in love with. It’s also worth remembering that your wedding rings should compliment each other so getting similar styles is also a good idea.
Unless your partner already has a ring which you could use to find out their size, finding their ring size without arousing their suspicion can be quite tricky. You have a few options when it comes to finding out their ring size, you could take their ring to a jeweller to get their size if they wouldn’t notice their ring is missing or you could quickly trace the ring to try and get the size but this is less accurate.
As a last resort you could guess their size or ask a friend with similar sized hands to have their finger measured but this could result in the wrong ring size and disappointment all around. If your partner is aware you are buying them a ring this makes things much easier and you can still keep everything else a secret, at least you would ensure the correct size.
Are you looking for the perfect ring for your partner?