If you are going to South Africa on a holiday it would be a good idea to keep some of your spending money aside to buy some jewellery. If you are planning a wedding then South Africa is definitely a very good destination to choose to have the ceremony as well as the honeymoon. It would be a good idea to buy the engagement ring in South Africa as well. I live in the country and my wife has been involved in the jewellery industry for a long time so I can speak with some authority. The engagement ring designs as well as the quality of the manufacturing is just excellent. You will probably get a better deal here than anywhere else in the world. There may be cheaper places to buy engagement rings but as far as superiority of design and quality is concerned you can’t go wrong in South Africa. After all, this is where the gold and diamonds are mined. When you walk past all the windows of the jewellery stores it can be a little overwhelming because there is just so much to choose from.
It can be a little difficult to be able to tell what is made locally and what is imported. Take your time and do some research. It would be a good idea to at least have some knowledge about the gold price, alloys, diamond prices and other similar issues. Try and understand the difference between white gold and platinum and which you prefer. Don’t make any hasty purchases but rather take your time and ask the sales person a lot of questions. If they answer them satisfactorily then they probably know what they’re talking about.
In South Africa engagement rings are as big a deal as they are in the rest of the Western world. And why not. Your wedding is the most important day in your life and you want it to be memorable for all the right reasons. If you are the groom to be and are looking for an engagement ring or a wedding band or diamond rings in general then make sure you have a good idea of what your prospective wife likes and dislikes. If you plan on surprising her with the ring then this is especially important. Casually ask her opinion about different rings the next time you walk past a jeweller and you will begin to get an idea of what she likes. This way you can be sure that when you propose and show her the ring that she doesn’t think twice about saying yes.