Groom Zoom: Buying the Ring!
We spoke with Dale Bellinger from Bellinger's Jewelers and asked him what his advice to grooms would be about buying the perfect ring. Check out what he said are the 4 things a guy need to knows BEFORE shopping for the ring!
4 Things a Guy Should Know Before Shopping for the Ring
Bob came in, picked a ring he could afford and out the door he went. NOT ANYMORE!! Often times you and your intended have been sharing many decisions on where to live, finances, etc. So why wouldn't you involve her in this one as well? So you want to "surprise her". Ok, but you've got to do some homework.
- Listen to her, learn her preferences as to stone shape, settings, mountings and metal choices.
- Involve her closest confidant or, gulp, your future mother-in-law.
- When it comes to the engagement ring, it's been suggested that the equivalent of two months salary is what can be budgeted towards the purchase of this all important symbol of your love. The key word is "budget". You don't need to saddle yourself with interest-laden debt especially if you shop locally. As a member of the Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Jewelers Association, or Chamber of Commerce, your local jeweler will not only provide you with payment options but share with you the all important knowledge they possess regarding ring selection, precious metals and of course DIAMONDS. Avail yourself the opportunity to establish this potentially life long relationship. "Service after the sale" is no small matter.
- Presentation is now almost as important as the symbol of your adoration , so make it a day, or moment, to remember. After all, she's the one and only, so make her feel like it !!!
This is the perfect time to visit Bellinger's Jewelers as they celebrate the season with their 39th Annual Sale now in progress. Learn more by visiting their website www.bellingersjewelers.com