Men’s Buyer’s Guide
Establish your budget
Before buying your ring, you need to establish a budget. We advise that you look at the monthly payments, not the final purchase price. Looking at the monthly payments is the best way to look at what will work within your budget. Once you’ve established your budget, our consultants will work with you to find the right ring within your budget and help you with pre-approval, if you need financing. Peter Franklin works with top lenders and have expert staff that can assist you with financing.
Find out her size
If you plan on keeping this a secret (it’s more fun this way, isn’t it?), you’re going to need to find out her ring size. There’s a few ways to do this. First, if she has a ring, “borrow” it without her knowing and bring it in to us and we’ll size it properly.
Second, if you can’t “borrow” it long enough for us to look at it, “borrow” it and outline the hole with a pencil (you sneaky devil!). Lastly, if these above methods don’t work, be honest. Tell her what you’re thinking, and bring her in. This happens more than you may imagine.
Find out her style
This one’s tough! You’re going to have to really pay attention to your loved-one and see what their likes really are. How do you do this?
Watch carefully the type of jewelry they do wear. Pay particular attention to whether or not they like gold or silver, and what shape of stone you might think they will like. As well, pay attention to the ornamental value of the ring.meaning, will they like a ring with lots of stones, large and small).