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Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring Without Breaking the Bank

Okay, you found the girl. You met the family. You’ve fallen in love. You started making plans… and now? Now, you just need to find the perfect ring.

So, what’s the problem?

When you begin shopping for rings, you might feel a little overwhelmed. There are so many rings at so many price ranges. How do you know what ring and what price tag is right for you? And more importantly,

How do you find the ring she’s been dreaming of without breaking the bank?

While she has been dreaming about the perfect engagement ring for years, this is all new to you. We get it, getting engaged is a BIG decision. But buying an engagement ring shouldn’t leave you sweaty, broke, or worrying about the future.

That’s why today, we want to give you some practical first-time advice for buying an engagement ring that will:

  1. Fulfill her dreams
  2. Fit your budget.

So, let’s get started!

Tip #1: Decide on Your Budget BEFORE You Start Shopping

How do you decide how much money you should spend on an engagement ring?

Bottom line: everyone has a different budget. At Jensen Jewelers, we want you to feel ready to start your life, not stressed because you spent too much on a ring. So, don’t worry about how much Joe spent on his fiance’s engagement ring, instead focus your attention on YOUR savings account.

As a general rule of thumb, most men spend two or three-month salary on an engagement ring.

Look at your savings account, as well as what you’re currently making. Figure out if two or three months salary makes sense for you? If it does, then you have you know your budget. If it doesn’t then you can either be patient with the timeline of your engagement OR find a lower budget that still meets her expectations.

Tip #2 Get Creative With Designing an Original Engagement Ring

To avoid breaking the bank, take the time to learn as much about engagement rings as you can BEFORE you make your purchase.

Here’s something about purchasing engagement rings that will change the way you buy:

A ring doesn’t necessarily come with the diamond that is on it.

This means that you can mix and match different rings with different diamonds to make it work for your budget. Pretty cool, huh?

Find examples of rings that she has talked about. What metals does she like? What style setting does she like? What shape diamond does she like? If you know the basics, then we can help you design the ring that she has been dreaming of AND that fits your budget.

Tip #3 Tell Your Jeweler Your Budget Right Away

The best way to get what you WANT is to tell your jeweler how much you have.

If you know your budget BEFORE you enter the doors of Jensen Jewelers, we are able to find more options that work for you. We love when our customers are upfront and honest with us. By starting with your budget first, we can work backward to customize the ring of her dreams.

If you’re just starting the process of buying an engagement ring, we hope that this helps! We want all of our customers to find the ring that works for their budget and their dreams. Buying an engagement is the first step in an exciting time of your life. Don’t be afraid to come on in and get some ideas about what you can afford. We can’t wait to hear what you have planned for your engagement story.


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