When is the Best Time to Buy an Engagement Ring?

When it comes to popping the question, every couple will have their own unique ideas of when and how to create the perfect moment that you will both remember for a lifetime. We are often asked, “when is the best time to buy an engagement ring?”
When buying such a significant piece of jewelry, it is essential that the process is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible, which means planning is usually the best way to give you peace of mind.
Whether you are planning a lavish day of decadence, a romantic getaway or a simple, personal gesture, we have assembled some hints and tips to ensure this important day goes as smoothly as possible.

The Two Month Rule

We advise that you aim to have the ring at least two months before you plan to propose. Whether you have been considering style options since the day you met your intended, or you are starting with an entirely blank canvas, try to set a deadline for when you would like to have chosen the ring and aim to have it safely in your possession two months before the big day.
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Although most settings are ready to be promptly shipped, the diamond setting and any resizing will need to be done to order. The turn-around time on your ring will be greatly dependent on which service you are choosing. For example, our in-house loose diamonds can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. on the day of payment. Our option for virtual diamond service takes a little longer. Bespoke and custom services are usually completed within one month; however, this can change depending on the client’s requirements.
It is entirely plausible that you could find your dream ring and have it in your palm within two days. Still, we’d advise abiding by the two-month rule where possible. This way, it will allow you time to consider the best payment options without pressure and will give you the freedom to focus on other aspects of your proposal.

Seasonal Promotions and Sales

It may be tempting to wait and see if the diamond ring of your partner’s dreams goes on sale or becomes part of a seasonal deal. We must advise against this. When it comes to high-quality diamonds, there really is no such thing as a deep discount.
Every diamond is unique, so should you find one that ticks all the boxes take it as a sign that it is meant to be and buy it quickly. It is more likely that you will end up spending more if you choose to wait, or you may have to settle with a second best.
If you do find a ring that happens to be part of the promotional deal, then be sure to read the small print to ensure it still comes with the same promises and guarantees as a full-price ring. Many companies don’t provide support or help once you’ve purchased your ring for example. Take a look at our recent post on Things you Didn’t know About Whiteflash to learn more about our additional selling points.
Be aware that if you choose to propose during a popular time such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day, it is even more imperative that you order the ring well in advance to avoid any unlikely but possible delays. November to February are peak times in the jewelry industry, so plan accordingly!

I Need a Ring Quickly!

If you need a ring quickly, try not to panic! It happens, and at Whiteflash we aim to cover all our clients’ needs. Look for ready to ship settings and in-house diamonds for the quickest turn-around possible. We make every effort to turn around orders promptly, while at the same time exercising great care and attention to detail. We provide free Fedex insured delivery with every new order – learn more about our turnaround times here.
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The Perfect Time to Buy an Engagement Ring Is…

When you are ready to be engaged! Excellent cut diamonds never truly go on sale, and with such a vast collection of styles, you will have endless choices. When you have found the perfect ring it is always going to be the right time to buy.
If you are looking for a little more guidance on finding the perfect diamond, contact one of our diamond experts and take a look at our educational pages to help make that decision a little easier. Buying your engagement ring in advance will allow you some breathing space, so you can focus on controlling those nerves and enjoying this special moment with your partner!

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