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Wedding Tip: Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

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Hi there!  It's Wendy here, your favorite wedding specialist here at The Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda.  Check back often as I share some of my favorite wedding tips that I offer to brides and grooms alike here in Bermuda. 

At The Fairmont Southampton, I focus a lot of my time coordinating and planning with my brides and grooms to ensure that no detail is missed during their special Fairmont destination wedding day.  That said, I adore the entire wedding planning process and would be remiss if I didn't offer at least a few pieces of advice during the pre-planning phase.  So this week let's start with the obvious first hurdle for every groom-to-be: choosing the right engagement ring.  

Although a daunting prospect, surprising your fiance with an engagement ring she'll loves is not as difficult as you might think.  A first step in your engagement ring search should be to get familiar with diamond and engagement ring basics no matter when you buy the ring, so that you'll understand the terms when you shop.  

Once you're familiar with the basics, choosing the best diamond ring will largely focus on your bride's tastes and preferences.  Follow these favorite tips I adapted from Carly Wickell and you'll be smooth sailing to selection. 

Pay Attention to Her Preferences
Paying attention to her jewelry likes and dislikes is the first big step towards finding her the perfect engagement ring.  Ask yourself questions like: what metal color does she wear now? and what style of jewelry does she wear now?  Remember, diamonds are a girl's best friend, but not every girl likes the same diamond!

Remember her Likes and Dislikes
Has your bride-to-be ever mentioned her favorite jewelry styles or pointed out engagement rings when you're shopping together?  If not, take her shopping - it's the best way to find out.  One of my absolute favorite places I recommend to go shopping is Haniken Jewelers in New York's Diamond District.  I just recently worked with them to have my own engagement ring designed and they're truly world-class, offering excellent value and quality of craftsmanship!  If you're based in the New York City area, they are a must-stop.

Consider her Lifestyle
How will the ring fit in with her lifestyle? Does she work in a profession where fussy jewelry would look out of place? Make sure that you find a ring that answers these questions!  You can go for the big rock, but make sure that it's suitable for her!  

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