When you have decided that you're going to ask your significant other to marry you, you want to have something that will represent your love for them. Generally, that means that you want to have a good engagement ring. If you are going to buy an engagement ring, you want to make sure that you are getting the one that will look best on your partner's hand and will show them how much you love them. There are things that you can do that will help you do that. 

Make a Budget

While you may want to get the biggest, showiest engagement ring that there is, that may be well out of your price range. You need to sit down and figure out a realistic budget. You need to come up with the amount that you can pay outright when you buy a ring as well as a monthly payment you can easily afford if you buy from a jeweler that takes monthly payments. When you make your budget, make sure that it is an amount that isn't going to cause you to not be able to pay your other bills if you were to spend it. Buying a beautiful ring is a good thing. Going broke doing it is not. 

Look at Style

The ring you are going to buy for your significant other is going to be something that they wear for the rest of their life. That means that the ring needs to fit their personal style. You should sit down and consider their style. Think about any jewelry they already have, what kind of clothes they wear, and what their lifestyle is like. You should also think about rings or other jewelry that your partner may have said that they like. Once you think you have a good handle on what their style is like, start looking at various rings that you think will fit their style until you find two or three cuts and settings that will fit. After you have narrowed it down, you can go to a jeweler and look at the rings that fit within that criteria. That should help you find one that is the right style for your loved one. 

If you are getting ready to ask your loved one to marry you, you may want to find the perfect engagement ring. There are things that you can do that will aid you in your quest. 

For more information, visit a local jeweler and ask about their options for engagement rings.