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Why You Should Try on Engagement Rings Before Buying

June 25th, 2024

A close-up of a bride-to-be’s hand, adorned in a stunning diamond engagement ring and matching band.

Choosing an engagement ring is a momentous decision, as you’re choosing the symbol of your eternal love and commitment. However, trying on engagement rings before buying is essential— not just to make sure the ring fits your finger, but also to consider multiple factors that may not be immediately obvious upon entering the jewelry store. Engagement ring shopping isn’t just about selecting a ring, it's about finding the one that resonates with your personal style and story. Let Rogers Jewelry Co. guide you through this intimate journey, ensuring your choice of engagement ring reflects the unique brilliance of your love. 

Ensure the Correct Ring Size

This is likely the most obvious reason to try on engagement rings before you buy, but it’s nevertheless a vital part of the process. By slipping the ring onto your finger before you buy it, you can instantly gauge its fit. This hands-on approach not only enhances your shopping experience, but also helps prevent the inconvenience and added cost of resizing or exchanging the ring later. During this process, your jeweler can also use a ring-sizing tool to determine your exact size for future purchases as well. Trusting the expertise of your local jeweler also ensures your engagement ring fits flawlessly from the very first moment, making your special occasion even more memorable.

Guarantee a Comfortable Fit

Trying on engagement rings in person is essential for ensuring comfort, allowing you to experience firsthand how the ring feels on your finger. This tactile experience is invaluable, as you can immediately sense if the ring is properly sized and if the band sits comfortably without pinching or slipping on your finger. Additionally, trying the ring on at the jewelry store helps you assess how it feels throughout the day as you wear it, so you can take the ring’s weight and overall feel into consideration. This personalized approach guarantees that your engagement ring will be equally as enjoyable to wear as it is to behold.

A close-up of a couple’s hands, adorned in elegant jewelry.

Find the Perfect Design

Trying on engagement rings allows you to explore a diverse array of styles and discover the perfect design that resonates with your unique sense of style. This hands-on experience helps you to see how different ring settings, gemstone shapes, and metal options look and feel on your finger before you commit to a single ring. By experimenting with various combinations, you can pinpoint what you truly love, ensuring your choice complements both your hands and your personal style. Whether it's a classic solitaire or a modern halo design, trying on rings helps you find a piece that feels uniquely yours, transforming your vision into a reality.

Find a Matching Wedding Band

Trying on rings in person offers the invaluable advantage of finding a matching wedding band that perfectly complements your chosen ring. This experience allows you to explore various band styles, ensuring they harmonize beautifully with your engagement ring's design. By trying on different combinations, you can see firsthand how the bands align and how the details compliment each other, creating a cohesive and stunning set. This hands-on approach ensures that your wedding jewelry will look seamlessly integrated, enhancing the overall elegance of your ensemble and making your special day even more memorable.

A close-up of an opulent engagement ring atop hand-written wedding vows.

Make Sure You’re Buying Exactly What You Want

Trying on engagement rings also ensures you are purchasing exactly what you desire, eliminating any potential uncertainty with how the ring looks or feels. This is especially important if you decide to order your ring online, as your ring may look quite different on a screen compared to how it looks in person. By visiting a jewelry store, you can see the ring’s true beauty, its impeccable craftsmanship, and how it looks on your finger. This step is vital to guarantee long-term happiness with your choice, as it ensures the ring meets all your expectations. 

Ensure the Ring Works with Your Lifestyle

Ensuring your engagement ring won’t interfere with your day-to-day life is crucial—you want an adornment that is beautiful but practical for your lifestyle. Trying on engagement rings allows you to assess if the ring’s design, setting, weight, and size are unobtrusive during your daily activities such as work and household chores, as well as exercising and hobbies. By trying on various styles, you can find a ring that feels comfortable and secure, allowing you to wear it with ease and joy every day.

A stunning engagement ring and wedding band displayed on a delicate white cushion.

Find the Best Engagement Ring at Rogers Jewelry Co.

Discover the right engagement ring for your unique lifestyle and aesthetic at Rogers Jewelry Co., with locations in California and Nevada. Our stunning selection of engagement rings are certain to impress, whether you prefer a more traditional solitaire ring or something more opulent and contemporary. We proudly offer custom design services for the bride-to-be who wants a truly one-of-a-kind engagement ring. Visit our showrooms in Modesto, Elk Grove, Folsom, Fresno, Bakersfield, or San Luis Obispo, California, or Reno, Nevada or contact us to begin your search for the perfect engagement ring today.