When picking out a ring for yourself or that special someone in your life, there are endless factors at play. In the moment, it can be hard to fully consider them all. Lucky for you, you aren’t alone in this process. Here are a few things you will want to think about when purchasing the perfect ring for your special occasion.

Who Are You Buying For?

Everyone is different and every person has that special ring out there that’s just right for them. If you’re buying for yourself, this makes the process pretty easy, but we’ll get to that in a second.

For those who are buying for someone else, here are some of the main things you’ll want to think about first:

  • What is the person’s birthstone or favorite gem?
  • What metal do they prefer- gold, silver, platinum, etc.?
  • What is the occasion?
  • What is this special someone’s ring size?
  • What is their jewelry style?

Some of these questions can be answered simply by observing the person you are buying for and using your best judgement. Others may need to get creative, and ask subtle questions. Especially if the ring is going to be a surprise for the recipient. You can find someone’s birthstone by looking up their birthday online, or by asking a jewelry expert. As far as ring size goes, try looking at rings they already have. If you don’t have access to those, use your best instincts. If the ring is too big or too small don’t worry, it’s all too easy to resize it. When thinking about that special someone’s style, think size, shape, and weight.

Additional Factors for You

When buying a ring for yourself, think long term. You want to find something that you will be happy with for a while. Keep the following in mind:


What’s your jewelry style? Do you prefer flashy, party jewelry or something more dainty and understated. Maybe you prefer a little bit of both. When you figure out your personal style, custom jewelry becomes your best friend. Determine and settle on your tastes and find something that’s perfect for you.


Consider other jewelry you already wear when thinking about purchasing a new ring. You might have that staple necklace that suits you oh-so-well. Try to find something that compliments that. Some people like to mix metals and others don’t. Which are you? If you don’t currently own any jewelry, feel free to put gold, silver, or rose gold up to your skin to see which one looks best on you.


Are you looking for a ring with one stone or multiple stones? Either way, keep in mind which stones you prefer. Are you looking for your birthstone or a gem with some other significance? If you are interested in diamonds, try looking up the different cuts to see which ones best suit you. Ask one of our professionals about the differences between the cuts of diamonds to find out what meets your style and practicality needs.


The shape of your ring immediately announces your sense of style. It’s all about what look you want to go for. Are you more drawn to the edgy and modern square look or do you prefer a more classic oval shape? Don’t forget oblong, antique, and circular shaped rings. Do you like for the prongs to be on top of the stone? Our jewelry professionals can direct you to the shape that fits what you’re looking for!


Every element of jewelry is relevant to the individual receiving it. Each aspect is significant and has meaning. When the time comes to buy a ring, think about those aspects to narrow down your choices and find the perfect ring. We’re all different – find the ring that meets your individual needs!