Engagement Ring Shopping Put On Hold? Here's What You Can Do At Home

Author Gina Bolognese
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Date May 6, 2020

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It’s no question that while America continues to stay at home, events and big life milestones have paused: graduations, weddings, marathons, birthday parties and so much more. In these moments of uncertainty, one thing is for sure - love is not canceled, and never will be!

Were you planning on engagement ring shopping soon, but suddenly that has been put on hold? Chances are that you have been quarantined with your significant other for quite some time by now, and your love has only grown stronger. Now more than ever, you are sure that you want to spend the rest of your lives together! Surprisingly, there are a number of ways you can prepare for this huge life moment from home, and Long’s Jewelers is here to help.


Look Online Together
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Have you talked about the kind of engagement ring your better half prefers? Maybe it’s a cushion cut solitaire in rose gold, or a three-stone in a platinum setting. You’re spending a lot of time together these days - make the most of it and have a discussion about what they prefer! Sit on the couch, pour a glass of wine and browse our online collection together to get started. Make it a date night! This is a starting point - keep in mind that we have thousands of options at our stores!

Find Out Their Ring Size
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Now is the time to get creative! You’re making huge progress by finding out the ring style your significant other likes. Another big step in the engagement ring shopping experience is finding out their ring size. Of course, you might not want to be obvious and flat out ask their ring size, so you might have to sneak around to keep it a surprise. There are a number of ways you can do this from home. You can trace the inside of a ring they already have, order a ring sizer, and even do some investigative work while they are sleeping. Read all about the possibilities here.

Put a Budget Together
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An engagement ring could possibly be your first big purchase. During this downtime, take the time to run some numbers to see exactly what you can afford. Our diamond calculator helps you to get an idea of the cost of the type of ring you want to purchase. When you are ready to make the purchase, having your budget in mind will help to find exactly what you are looking for without compromising quality. Also, keep in mind that Long’s Jewelers offers financing!

Do Your Research
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It’s always a good idea to do your research before any big purchase. If you were planning on purchasing a car, you would probably spend hours on Google trying to find any information before going to the dealership. It is exactly the same with diamonds! You should definitely do your homework and read up on diamonds before you make your purchase. There is a lot of information out there, but we want to make sure that you are getting the facts. Our expert diamond specialists have been putting information together about this topic for years. Settle in, get comfortable and visit our diamond blog and our engagement blog for beginners to educate yourself!

Schedule a Virtual Consultation
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Our stores are temporarily closed, but we are still here for you! Our expert associates are scheduling virtual consultations and appointments. We want to make sure that your life celebrations continue. Our experts are available to meet with you via a video call to give you advice, educate you on everything you need to know about diamonds - and we will even show you options virtually!

We will make sure to get your special purchase to you in time for whenever you are ready to pop the question. We will ship it to you, provide contactless delivery - whatever it takes while keeping your health and safety our top priority. Simply email contactlongs@longsjewelers.com to set up an appointment.

These are challenging times, but there are much brighter days ahead. You found someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, and you are ready to purchase the diamond to make that official! If you’ve gotten through quarantine together, you will get through anything. This will be a story that you will tell your grandchildren in 50 years.

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Whenever you are ready, Long’s Jewelers is here for you. Schedule a virtual consultation to get started, and contact us for anything you need in the meantime. We can be reached at 781-272-5400 or email contactlongs@longsjewelers.com for any questions or inquiries. We can’t wait to see you soon and celebrate life!

 

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