Checklist: 8 things to remember when buying an engagement ring


Here you will find a list of all the questions you should ask yourself before buying a ring!

Congratulations on your decision to propose. Now is time to find THE ring, which can be quite a daunting task. Here is a list of all the things to ask yourself and check before buying an engagement ring.

1. How much? Decide on a budget

Before you start looking for an engagement ring, you should be clear about how much you want to invest. There is no such thing as a right budget or a minimum amount to spend. You need to find the budget that you are comfortable with. The rest will follow.

MORE: Budget Guide - How much should you spend on an engagement ring

2. Where to Buy? Online vs offline

No matter how much budget you have decided on, buying online will allow you to maximize your budget. Engagement rings of the same quality can be up to 40% cheaper online than in physical stores.

MORE: A comparison - buying an engagement ring online vs offline

3. Made to order ring vs ready to buy ring?

Whether you buy online or offline, you can either buy a ring that is already in stock or configure your own to achieve a personalized, tailored design.

At My Diamond Ring, we can do both:

4. Which ring? Decide on a design

More than the price of the ring, what will matter to the wearer most is its style. For your partner to like her engagement ring, you must find a ring she will like.

Here is a list of all the setting styles you can browse:

Alternatively, you can explore our rings by personality type. Each engagement ring has its own story to tell and personal style, and should reflect that of your partner:

If you are not sure about which engagement ring fits her personality best, you can take our Ring Style Quiz. In only 7 questions, we will give you a selection of rings she may like.

5. How big should the diamond be?

There is no such thing as a perfect size. It depends very much on a woman´s taste. Some prefer a discreet-looking stone, others favor a bigger one.

At My Diamond Ring, you can choose your own diamond in the size you prefer and adjust its quality to make sure that you find the right stone for you, at your budget.

READ: All the diamond buying guides you need to find your perfect diamond

6. Certified vs non certified diamonds?

Whether you opt for an online or for a physical store, always make sure that the ring you are buying comes with a diamond certificate issued by an independent institute such as the GIA. Only then you can be sure of the ethical origin and quality of your diamond.

MORE: Why do I need a diamond certificate?

All diamonds offered by My Diamond Ring are GIA-certified natural diamonds and start as low as € 350.

7. Which ring size?

Most times, the engagement ring is bought secretly. In that case, finding the correct ring size can be quite a scary task. It should not be. There are many ways you can find the proper ring size, from the comfort of your home.

MORE: Size Guide - 3 ways to measure your ring size

If you get the wrong ring size, My Diamond Ring offers a free resizing with your engagement ring.

8. Check your guarantees

An engagement ring stands for an important decision. Make sure you check the guarantees included in your order.

My Diamond Ring offers:

  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Free, insured shipping
  • Free resizing
  • Free engraving
  • Exchange possibilities

Are you ready?