If you’re thinking of popping the question and need some advice on how to pick your ring, you’ve come to the right place. A marriage proposal is one of life’s most significant moments and if you have any sense, you will make sure that the ring and the setting reflects the importance.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend an absolute fortune on the ring, just that you need ensure that it will impress the person that you are proposing to.
So, how do you get such an important decision right?
There are a number of things that you can do and these are my top recommendations:
- Check Their Current Jewellery Style
Take a look at their current jewellery to get an idea of their taste. If possible, take photos (without telling them obviously as you don’t want to ruin the surprise) so that you can compare them to rings that you are looking at. If your loved one wears plain, simple jewellery then it is unlikely that they would appreciate a great big piece of bling that makes famous celeb’s engagement rings look tiny.
- Ask Their Friends and Family
If you’re not sure what style of jewellery they like, then the next best thing to asking the person is to ask their friends and family. Chances are they have talked to them in the past about their ideal engagement ring or commented on ones that other people have had. Make sure that the person you tell doesn’t have a tendency for letting surprises slip out as that could seriously ruin your well-planned out magical moment.
- Ask The Experts
If the previous options haven’t got you to the stage where you have selected the perfect ring, then ask the experts. Jewelers know their stuff, so if you can give them an idea or photo of the style the person likes, they may be able to make a recommendation for your perfect engagement ring. Speak to one of the helpful representatives in a jewelry store such as Ascot Diamonds.
- Check If They Have Any Allergies
Nothing quite kills a romantic gesture like an allergic reaction to the metal – The “I’d love to marry you but my finger will probably fall off” expression is not the one you want to see after popping the question. Try to check they don’t have any metal allergies before you pick the ring, without making it obvious.
Again, friends and family may be able to help you out here. There are a number of different metals that you can choose from including:
- White Gold
- Get the Setting Right
It’s pointless putting in all of this effort of getting the perfect ring if you then ruin it by proposing without the right setting. Get inspired by researching some top proposal ideas and romantic places. Put your perfect ring together with the perfect venue and you should be hearing wedding bells in the near future.
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