The Engage Diamond Studio showroom in Toronto is the place we meet many couples looking to purchase custom engagement rings. They come to our showroom because of our reputation for high quality and welcoming customer service. Unfortunately, we often see couples experiencing a high level of anxiety when they first come in. The best advice we can give them is to just relax and enjoy the process.
Why the anxiety? For many couples, the purchase of a custom engagement ring is the first major expenditure they are taking on together. There can be anxiety about how much money to spend, for example. He might be dreading the thought of spending one month’s salary on a diamond while she does not want him to spend so much that he ends up stressing out about it. However, because this is new, the couple may not share their anxiety with one another ahead of time.
Regardless of the cause of the anxiety, we strive to put couples at ease from the moment they walk into our studio. We want them to feel comfortable in a welcoming environment where we will not pressure them into buying the most expensive diamond to pad our bottom line. We work as hard as we can to ensure couples purchase custom engagement rings that they will love and appreciate forever, regardless of how much they spend.
Make a Day of It
An excellent way to reduce the anxiety of diamond shopping is to make an entire day of it. In other words, start the day by doing something fun and relaxing you both enjoy. You set your appointment with the jeweller for later that afternoon, so get out and about during the morning hours. Toronto certainly has no lack of things you can do together.
Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy a delicious brunch at your favourite restaurant or visit with friends and family. The point is to get your mind off shopping for diamonds so that you can enjoy just being together. You might also plan a romantic evening following your visit to the studio, complete with dinner at your favourite restaurant and perhaps a long moonlight stroll or a show. A romantic evening is the perfect way to cap off your day.
Talk about It
When anxiety is directly related to how much money will be spent on a custom engagement ring, it might be possible to relieve that anxiety by first talking about things well in advance of your purchase. As an example, you and the love of your life might have already talked about the possibility of marriage and the future. Now would be a great time to also talk about your expectations for engagement rings – before any proposal is offered. Knowing where each of you stands can eliminate that fear of the unknown, which often leads to anxiety.
Talking about a custom engagement ring has the added benefit of giving you the experience off delving into sensitive areas. You will be talking about more serious issues once you are married, so why not practice with the engagement ring? You will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings in a non-threatening environment.
When you are ready to purchase your custom engagement ring, Engage Diamond Studio invites you to make an appointment with us. We would love the opportunity to share your special day by providing engagement rings and wedding bands sure to demonstrate your love for each other. Our full selection of custom pieces offers you the chance to purchase jewellery that is as unique as you are.