How to Buy an Engagement Ring

When you’re ready to make the commitment of a lifetime, you want the most gorgeous, stunning ring in existence. You want to take her breath away when you present that perfect engagement ring, and you want it to be something she cherishes and adores for decades to come.

Countless individuals come through our doors every day looking for rose gold engagement rings, white gold engagement rings, unique engagement ring settings, and more. Each time, we are always delighted to help each and every person pick out the most exquisite ring for that special someone. Knowing where to start when you’re ready to pop the question can be overwhelming, but we’re here to walk you through the entire process to feel confident about finding the one perfect ring that will lead to a lifetime of celebrations. Our staff will be like your engagement ring guide, standing by your side and answering your questions, helping you make the best choice for you and yours. Come in to Roman Malakov today or shop online for that perfect yellow gold engagement ring and the most elite and striking engagement ring settings you can find.

Engagement Ring Guide

Breaking engagement ring shopping into a few easy-to-follow steps will make buying an engagement ring less overwhelming and more fun. Our engagement ring guide was designed with you in mind to provide you with the education you need to make the wisest purchasing decision so you can start off your marriage in the best way possible. Our engagement ring guide consists of four steps:

1)      Set a budget
2)      Learn the 4 Cs of diamonds
2.5)  Choose a diamond shape.
2.8)  Choose the diamond
3)      Choose a setting
4)      Choose a metal

When you’ve completed the entire process, you’ll be left with a stunning and breathtaking gold engagement ring that will knock her off her feet.

Set a Budget

Though it was once suggested that an engagement ring should cost about two months’ worth of your salary, there is no hard rule regarding engagement ring budgets anymore. Every couple is different and every situation is different. Some couples may prefer to treat an engagement ring purchase as a significant investment, while others might choose to minimize this expense with the plans of upgrading a ring later on. You need to look at what is reasonable for you and how far your money will go, and then you can make the best decision regarding your budget.

Learn the 4 Cs of Diamonds

Most women have a preference regarding the shape of the diamond in their engagement ring, but they often don’t have a lot of opinions about the other characteristics that go into choosing an engagement ring. This is why it’s important to listen to and consider the 4 Cs of diamonds so you can select the best diamond for your budget and preferences. You can learn more about the 4C's through our Diamond Education Page.

The 4 Cs of diamonds are color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Each plays a role in the overall appearance and sparkling brilliance of a diamond, and the varying combinations of quality directly affect the final price of the center stone and the yellow or rose gold engagement ring.

Choose a Diamond Shape

diamond shapes

The diamond shape is one of the things that a lot of women care about most when it comes to their diamond engagement rings. There are several diamond shapes to choose from. Certain settings may require specific shapes, so take the setting into account as you make a final choice about the diamond shape. The popular shapes are round, princess, cushion, oval, marquise, emerald, radiant, heart, pear, and asscher. You can learn more about diamond shapes on our blog or by talking to a staff member at one of our NYC locations.

Choose the Diamond

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices for your diamond, it’s time to select the actual diamond that will go into your engagement ring. You can have a starting point for your preferences when it comes to the 4 Cs of diamonds, and then you can adjust them as needed to fit your budget. You may need to go back and revisit a few of the steps in the process of selecting the perfect diamond to ensure you are happy with your final choice.

Choose a Setting

Once you understand the 4 Cs, you can move on to the setting. This is what the ring itself looks like—its style, shape, details, and more. Everyone has style preferences as well as likes and dislikes when it comes to engagement ring settings, and they need to be taken into account during this step in our engagement ring guide. Some engagement ring settings will be specific to the shape and size of the center stone you selected, so keep that in mind as well.

Choose a Metal

Finally, you need to choose a metal. Most engagement ring settings are available in a variety of metals, but you’ll need to know your future bride’s preference regarding this part of the selection. Some women prefer the more traditional look of yellow gold engagement rings or silver, while some desire a more playful and trendy rose gold engagement ring. White gold engagement rings are available in pretty much every style out there, so they are a common favorite amongst our patrons.

We are confident you’ll love our selection and will find the perfect ring for that special someone. Contact us today to set up an appointment to shop in one of our NYC locations or browse our engagement ring selection online with our engagement ring guide in mind.