So you’ve decided to pop the question, congratulations - what a fabulous step you’re about to take. Making the decision that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone is amazing, and now it’s time to pick the ring! Selecting the right engagement ring can be difficult so the following advice could help you find what you want to make sure they say yes when you get down on one knee.
Make it personal
It’s easy to choose just any ring, but as your intended will be wearing it for (hopefully!) the rest of their lives, it should be something that is meaningful to them and reflects their personality. If they have a particular preference for metals, diamond style or even a different color stone. Gemstones that are a different color are very popular at the moment, including sapphires, aquamarines, morganites, and others. You might find the latest engagement ring trends another place to find some inspiration. Find something that’s a bit more unique, and they’ll be even more in love with their special piece of jewelry.
Do your research
By the time you’ve chosen your ring, you’ll be an expert on engagement rings. Having a bit of information about karats, clarity, and cut will help you make decisions on how much to spend as well as what you’re getting for your money. You should also research jewelers and ring designers to ensure that you’re choosing from a reputable seller. This James Allen review from Richard Jenkins is a great example of the types of things you should be reading to find out more about jewelry retailers.
Drop some hints
It can be difficult to find out what your partner likes, especially if you’ve never talked about it. However, not talking about it doesn’t mean that they haven’t thought about it. Ask friends or family for advice and start asking them about rings in more general conversation - such as when someone you know gets engaged or you something on TV. There are some excellent, stealthy ways to find out what kind of engagement ring your partner would like, and of course, you can always ask them directly if you both know that it is something on the cards.
Don’t spend more than you can afford
It can be easy to pay out for something more than you can reasonably afford when choosing an engagement ring, but you should stick within your agreed budget. Paying for your ring on credit or paying over the odds could mean that you struggle to afford other things such as the wedding itself! If you’re set on a ring that is more than you’ve budgeted for, you should save for that extra bit longer to make sure you’re not still paying for it in years to come.
Once you’ve chosen the ring and planned the perfect proposal, it’ll be time for the next steps - wedding planning, if they say yes of course! You can adopt some great tips for saving money on your wedding to make sure you have a day to remember without the expense. Good luck with your proposal and the wonderful future ahead of you.