While it might be easier to shop already made engagement rings, and doing it that way doesn't make the experience any less special, if you have the opportunity to create one from scratch, you should take it. You can customize pretty much everything, from the metal right down to where the diamond or other stone of your choice comes from. But maybe you haven't really spent a lot of time thinking about it? That could mean you're single or you're just so happy in your relationship that you want to enjoy it as is.
Ask anyone and they'll tell you that the most important part of picking out an engagement ring is setting a budget. It's not fun or glamorous, but you'd hate to get in a situation where you've found the perfect ring but can't afford it. Once that's done, you can get down to the fun stuff! And doing it with someone you love is way more special. You know what else is fun? Being completely single and full-on pretending to plan your wedding on Pinterest. Will your choices be the same when it's actually time for you to get engaged? Who knows! But take this quiz to create an engagement ring and we'll guess your relationship status!
First and foremost, how much do you want to spend on it?
$5,000 seems reasonable.
Whatever three months' worth of salary is. That's the rule, right?