Ready to take your relationship to the next level? Then it’s time to shop for rings! It's easy to get caught up in the details when you're buying an engagement ring and getting ready to propose, but remember to keep in mind the ring is a big purchase, so choose wisely.


It doesn't matter if you are shopping for an engagement ring together or on your own, this guide will help you find the perfect ring for the special occasion. Our friendly staff at Woodard’s Diamonds & Design will ensure you make the perfect purchase.

When determining a budget, you will need to consider your financial situation along with the desires of your fiancé-to-be. It is an extremely personal decision, and we can work with any budget.


Starting a life together and getting married can be a costly affair. Choosing an engagement ring within your means rather than following old, outdated "rules,” will lessen your financial stress, and leave you more funds to look forward to on your honeymoon—or even to save up for a new house! That being said, this is a piece of jewelry that you will have forever. It is an investment piece.


There are many options out there perfect for any budget, so don’t be shy to consult one of our experts to help you find the right ring for you.

For a lot of young millennials planning to get married, they want what they buy to feel special, and for a ring's vibe to match up with their own. In recent years, it's become more common for people to forego traditional styles entirely in favor of something personal, unique, and unexpected.


Nonetheless, an engagement ring should be a timeless, classic symbol of your love that will last forever, so it is best to pick a facet and design that is right for your future spouse and not just a hot new trend that will very likely go out of style shortly.


With that being said, if your future spouse loves a unique style or a non-traditional stone choice, go for it! Pick the piece that will inspire them to wear it every day for the rest of their lives by taking cues from their existing style.

Take a little time beforehand to gather some key information that will aid you in picking out the perfect ring.


Do you know your future spouse’s ring size? The ring should fit snugly but comfortably. It can kill the surprise if you ask your fiancé-to-be for their ring measurements, so if you want to keep things a secret, try collecting a ring they commonly wear on their ring finger from their collection. Alternatively, you could ask one of their friends or family members to gather that information from them on your behalf. But don’t worry if you can’t get this information from your fiancé. You can always present the ring as it comes and come back to get it sized afterwards.


Pay attention to the jewelry your future spouse wears every day. See what kind of jewelry would fit his or her style best by looking at the jewelry they currently own. Do they love gold, silver, or rose-gold? Do they favor statement pieces or more modest ones? Do they prefer a specific stone shape? It’s always a smart idea to ask your future fiancé’s friends and family if they know what your significant other’s taste might be.

The engagement ring may seem the most important part, but it is in reality only half of the equation. The wedding band—you know, the actual symbol of your marriage—is quite commonly overlooked. Make sure you think about what type of wedding ring would look best with your engagement ring.


A band may not fit flush against some engagement rings, so it's important to take into consideration the full package and consider insert wedding bands and channel-set stones before choosing an engagement ring style.



Here at Woodard’s Diamonds & Design, we are committed to not only bringing in the finest diamonds and latest trends in engagement rings to Tullahoma but our staff is also educated with the most up-to-date stone and jewelry knowledge to help you find the perfect ring for your special someone. Contact us or visit us in-store today!