Your engagement ring requires more consideration  than anything else you will ever wear. No other piece of clothing or jewellery will stay with you as long or carry as much meaning as this tiny symbol of commitment. It means you must weigh the importance of exciting trends with the timelessness of classic beauty. It means loving a particular design and living with it even as styles come and go. 

When a bride visits our store, our focus is helping her make a good decision. After all, it is the first thing people will want to see for the next few months. And over time, her engagement ring and wedding band will influence nearly every jewellery choice she makes.

Above all, choose a ring that suits your personality. Where couples can run into trouble is trying to fit the bride to an existing ring–perhaps one that has been passed down from another generation. Although we love to honour our heritage, the likelihood of that ring being a perfect match is fairly low. After all, there is nothing more personal than your engagement ring.  In situations where an heirloom ring has been passed down, we often recommend resetting the centre-stone. This allows the history of the original diamond to remain, while respecting the wishes of the bride, who deserves an engagement ring that is truly her own.

Before you choose your ring, you must choose your jeweller. Look for one with a hands-on approach to customer service. Today’s brides want to know where a diamond comes from. Canadian diamonds are the most responsibly sourced stones in the world. If you want to feel confident in where your diamond came from, ensure you have a variety of Canadian diamonds available at the store you choose.

Your engagement ring is a lifelong commitment. You will appreciate choosing a store that’s in it for the long-haul. Ask about what sort of services are included with your ring. Regular inspections and cleaning keep your ring looking beautiful and will satisfy warranty and insurance requirements. Your engagement ring is a part of your life from now until forever. Making good choices today will give you confidence in your decision for years to come.

DC Taylor Jewellers has been a family store from the very beginning, the tradition is carried on by the four sons of David Creighton Taylor and the family is proud to have the fifth generation now working in the stores. Their small-town roots have developed to intercity expansion as the Taylor brothers continue to grow the business from Owen Sound, into Collingwood, and in Barrie. DC Taylor takes a personal interest in every customer. You are likely to find a member of the Taylor family on the scene. Well known for creating custom jewellery, DC Taylor handles the entire process in-house. For example, a bride looking for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring can meet directly with the designer, collaborate on the details, and end up with a ring that’s absolutely perfect and 100% unique. It’s those personal touches that make DC Taylor worthy of a special trip.

“There’s true satisfaction in helping a bride find the engagement ring she’ll wear for the rest of her life. Or helping someone choose a spectacular gift for a loved one. These are life-changing moments in the lives of our customers and their families, and we’re honoured to play our small part in them.”