When you’re purchasing bridal jewelry, there are certain mistakes you want to avoid. While it might seem obvious that you shouldn’t buy costume jewelry, other mistakes aren’t as easy to recognize. Make sure your wedding day jewelry purchase remains in your family forever by avoiding these common mistakes people make when buying bridal jewelry.

Mistake #1: Buying Cheap Quality Jewelry

Think about how often you’ll wear your ring, pendant, or earrings. If it will only be worn occasionally, it’s not worth dropping thousands of dollars on a piece that will be worn rarely if at all. And in any case, after months or years of wearing your inexpensive ring daily, you’ll probably want to upgrade to a better quality piece anyway. Buy high-quality wedding jewelry that you know won’t break on your wedding day and can handle regular wear. You might have to save up for that diamond necklace you’ve been eyeing—but remember, saving up is part of what makes getting married so special! When purchasing online, pay attention to jewelry photos. The presence of high-quality jewelry photography is a significant indicator of trustworthiness.

Mistake #2: Forgetting To Take Into Account The Groom’s Jewelry Choices

If you don’t know your groom’s ring size, or aren’t sure if he has a preference, it’s smart to keep your mind open. Although it may not seem like it at first glance, ring styles are gender-neutral and can be worn by either men or women. If you’re still unsure about what style of rings your man will prefer to wear, talk with him about which rings he admires on his friends or family members.

 It is important to ask if he prefers yellow gold or white gold as well as decide on a price range that you both feel comfortable with.

Once you have all of these details organized, then you can really start shopping for rings! Be sure to take any information that you learn from your husband-to-be into account so that you find an engagement ring set that fits within your budget and one which he’ll love.

Remember: it doesn’t matter how big or small something is; once it comes time to give someone a piece of jewelry, they’ll appreciate whatever gift they receive from their partner. Just be sure to go into wedding planning knowing what kind of engagement ring your significant other wants (or does not want) so that you don’t run into any unexpected problems later down the road.

Mistake #3: Not Having A Real Budget

Perhaps nothing is more damaging to a wedding-planning experience than not having a real budget. Start your planning process by defining your budget and making sure you’re working within it. If you do, you’ll be less likely to waste time looking at venues that are out of your range, or feeling pressured into going with a lesser option because of cost.

If you aren’t yet sure what budget means for you and your partner, start by considering how much money you can save in one year, plus any financial assistance from parents or other family members.

Mistake #4: Comparing Prices And Placing Orders On Price Alone

We’ve all been in situations where we see a vendor advertising a buy one, get one free deal, and we decide to check out their website. It happens! But that’s what it is—an impulse buy. We don’t yet know if we like their style or quality, but that doesn’t matter because they have an offer going right now! This can be dangerous for your wedding day—and you might end up with mismatched earrings, which (no lie) will result in years of regret.

Save yourself some time and energy by planning out how much you want to spend on each piece of jewelry before hitting any online shops. If you need help deciding what to order, ask friends who’ve gotten married recently about their experiences. You could also hire a professional jeweler to help curate your look.

These experts often offer free consultations, so take advantage of them! If possible, try on pieces from different designers at once so you can compare styles side-by-side. Once you’ve decided on a set designer and store, stick with them throughout your search process so you’re getting pieces from one cohesive look.

Mistake #5: Overlooking The Other Diamonds In The Setting

A diamond engagement ring is a major purchase. Yet a fair number of guys skip looking at diamonds in other parts of their fiancée’s wedding set, says Charlie Armenian, owner of New York-based Armenian Jewelers. So many times customers come in and say, ‘I want to buy my fiancée a diamond necklace for our wedding.’

And I say, ‘Well you need to know about these other diamonds in your ring first.’ He explains that oftentimes your fiancée could be choosing between two or three different settings—some will feature smaller diamonds with or without side accent diamonds.

To avoid making an uninformed decision, he suggests going through her entire ring collection together. It’s important to look at all of them, he says. See what she likes and doesn’t like. In addition to learning more about her taste, it also gives you insight into what she may want more of (say: small accents) versus less (bigger center stones). If there are multiple rings she loves, Armenian suggests getting her one that incorporates elements from each so she can have a little bit of everything she wants in one piece.

Mistake #6: Selecting A Ring Without All Available Information

Asking a jeweler for his professional opinion is like asking a car salesman about an engine’s horsepower. A jeweler’s goal is to sell you what he has on hand, and it doesn’t matter if it’s right for you or not. You want information, not opinions. If you want opinions, ask your friends; they’re free and at least they’ll care whether or not you get something that will fit in your budget.

To get information ask questions such as: What kind of metal should I choose? Do I need to have my finger sized? How long will it take before I can wear my ring? Will there be any extra charges? How much do you recommend spending on a ring? Is there anything else I should know before making my decision? Make sure all of your questions are answered before making any purchases. The more informed you are, the better equipped you’ll be to find what’s best for you.


You have a lot of decisions to make when you’re planning your wedding. One way to get things started is with bridal jewelry. But many couples purchase that special something before they even know what they want. That can lead to one or more of these six common mistakes:

Buying without knowing how you want it to look on you Your wedding day should be all about expressing your individuality and celebrating your commitment to each other, which is why it’s important for both of you to decide how you want your ring set or necklace style. Just because you fall in love with a particular design doesn’t mean it will work well with your engagement ring or necklace style; it’s best to avoid choosing a design based solely on its aesthetic appeal.