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The Grooms guide to engagement ring shopping


Many men find the process of choosing a wedding ring a little daunting. Between knowing the right cut, colour, style, shape and set of the diamond, it is no wonder men feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the “perfect” ring.

Here at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we are here to help make the process and seamless as possible.  It is important though that you are planned before heading out to shop for that special ring.  Firstly, you need to consider three key points as this will help narrow down the selection of rings that will be right for your and your partner:

1.     Know her lifestyle

It is important to consider her day to day life and where she works given she spends a lot of her time there. Does she work in a profession where highly detailed statement pieces would look out of place? One thing to remember is that high pronged rings they can snag clothing and is harder to keep clean.

2.     Know her ring size

You don’t want to be down on bended knee when proposing to find the ring doesn’t slip over her knuckle comfortably or doesn’t it at all.  While ring sizes can always be corrected it is always more thoughtful to show your partner you have gone the extra mile to make the experience that much more personal.

We recommend getting a ring that she isn’t wearing and bring it with you to be measured. But try your hardest to keep this a secret – of your plan is to make it a surprise engagement. Try to obtain a ring that you don’t see her wearing very much; one that sits in her jewellery box. This way she’ll be less likely to notice its absence.

3.     Know what she likes

It’s important to pick a ring that fits your woman’s unique style and preferences. Take note of the type of jewellery she wears: does she wear yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, or silver? Is there a particular stone she likes to wear such as a ruby or sapphire gemstone?  Or does she prefer diamonds? Does she favour understated pieces or does she favour the glitzy big and bold variety? Answering these questions can make a dramatic difference to the outcome of her reaction when she lays her eyes on the ring.

4.     Consider a budget

Your engagement ring budget is a top consideration. It’s good to have an idea of your budget before visiting us to narrow down the selection range. Don’t stress if your budget is limited, because here At Kennedy Jewellers we have a large range of excellent options that can fit within your budget without compromising on quality.

Once you are equipped with this knowledge we can help you throughout the entire buying process. During you consultation here at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour,  we will help you find the perfect ring taking into considering those three key attributes. We will help you with:

  • Selecting a Quality Diamond: The Four C’s
  • Selecting the Diamond Shape
  • Choose the Setting
  • Insuring the Engagement Ring

For the latest in our range of signature and couture collection of engagement rings click here

To learn more about how we can help match the perfect ring with the perfect proposal please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 6650 9940.


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