Step 1- Set a Budget

While there is much reason behind the old adage that a diamond engagement ring is the ultimate symbol of enduring love – the guideline of two (2) month’s salary. It is just that, a guideline. But a diamond engagement ring is one of the most important – and often one of the largest – purchases you will make in your life so you will want to be sure you do it right. Throughout the process, keep in mind that if you do it right, it’s the only one you will ever have to buy and it will never wear out, never lose its sparkle, and will always be a family heirloom to be passed down from one generation to the next.