4 Questions to Ask Your Jeweler When Buying an Engagement Ring

 Brilyo founder Tina Lagman’s shares questions to ask your jeweler 

When you're about to embark on one of the most important journeys of your life – proposing to your significant other – choosing the perfect engagement ring becomes a top priority. To ensure you make an informed decision and select the ring that your partner will love, it's crucial to ask your jeweler the right questions. 

Here are four essential questions you should always ask your jeweler when buying an engagement ring:

Question 1: Is the diamond certified?

The centerpiece of most engagement rings is the diamond, and it's imperative to know exactly what you're getting. The value and quality of a diamond are determined by several factors, including its carat, color, clarity, and cut (4Cs). 

To ensure that the diamond matches the description provided by your jeweler, ask if it is certified by a reputable gemological laboratory such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the International Gemological Institute (IGI). A certified diamond also comes with an inscription on the girdle that is seen on the certificate. 

Certification provides you with an objective evaluation of the diamond's characteristics, giving you peace of mind that you are getting what you pay for. For example, if you're investing in a colorless diamond, a certificate ensures that you are indeed receiving a diamond with the desired color grade. 

Question 2: Is the ring resizable?

Determining the right ring size for your partner without giving away the surprise can be a challenging task. One of the ways to lower the risk of the ring not fitting properly is by inquiring if resizing options are available for the ring. A resizable ring design allows for adjustments to be made later on, ensuring a perfect fit for your loved one's finger.

By asking about resizing, you can avoid the disappointment of a ring that doesn't fit and maintain the element of surprise when you propose. It's a practical consideration that can save you from unnecessary stress and ensure your engagement moment goes smoothly.

Question 3: What metals can I choose from?

Engagement rings come in various metals, each with its unique characteristics and suitability for different lifestyles. It's essential to consider your partner's preferences and sensitivities when selecting the metal for the ring. Inquire about the metal options available, and discuss which one aligns best with your partner's style and daily activities.

For instance, some individuals may have sensitivities to certain metals, making hypoallergenic options like platinum or 18k gold an ideal choice. On the other hand, gold in 14k variations offers durability and a classic aesthetic. 

By discussing metal options with your jeweler, you can choose a ring that not only complements your partner's lifestyle but also reflects their personality and taste.

At Brilyo, we offer a range of metal options, including 14k gold, 18k gold, and 950 Platinum, to cater to diverse preferences and sensitivities. These metals also come in 3 main colors, namely white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold to compliment your partner’s skin tone. 

Question 4: Does the ring sit flush?

After the excitement of the engagement, planning for the wedding begins, and this often involves choosing wedding bands. Many couples prefer an engagement ring that sits flush with their wedding band, creating a seamless and elegant look without any gaps. 


To achieve this, it's essential to ask your jeweler about engagement ring designs that sit flush with wedding bands.

Understanding which engagement rings pair perfectly with wedding bands helps you plan for the future and ensures that your partner's jewelry collection can be stacked harmoniously. This thoughtful consideration adds a layer of sentiment and practicality to your engagement ring purchase.


In conclusion, buying an engagement ring is a significant investment and an emotional decision. By asking these four essential questions to your jeweler, you'll be well-equipped to make an informed choice that aligns with your partner's preferences and lifestyle. Remember, the perfect engagement ring is not just a symbol of your love but also a testament to your thoughtfulness and commitment to a bright future together.

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