Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting task. With so many options and styles to choose from, it can be difficult to determine where to start. Hilary Druxman and her team of talented jewellers have a few tips to simplify the process and help you find the perfect engagement ring.
The best place to start when beginning to think about getting engaged is determining your budget. This will set some boundaries for what is possible. Whether your budget is $100 or $5000 we will always tailor each ring to fit within a customer’s budget.
Some clients come in knowing exactly what they want for an engagement ring, some have an idea of what they are looking for. If that’s the case, bring in images you like or concepts that inspire you and we can develop the a ring based on what you provide. From standard ring designs to creative ideas with unique stones we enjoy collaborating with customers. If you already have a stone to use or a family ring to repurpose we can tailor a ring setting to suit any stone.
For clients who have no idea what they are looking for or where to start, don’t panic! Hilary recommends to keep it simple and choose something timeless. Start by selecting a stone (we’ll get to that later) and have it placed in a simple setting. The focus of an engagement ring is the stone, and stones can easily be reset. If the setting isn’t exactly what she wants, we can easily change settings at a later time. We highly recommend choosing diamond over other stones for an engagement ring. Due to the strong properties of diamonds it is the most durable stone and will stand the test of time.
We only use ethically sourced, conflict free diamonds. Canadian diamonds are a popular option that can be ordered. Narrowing down the shape of diamond you are interested in is a helpful place to start when selecting a stone. Hilary will take into consideration the four aspects of selecting a diamond (Carat, Cut, Clarity and Colour) to find the most dazzling stone to fit within your budget.
You want her eyes to widen with excitement as she sees the ring she has always dreamed of and we can help make that happen. To set up an appointment with Hilary to discuss engagement rings, call the store at 1 (204) 947-1322.