Is 2014 the year that the love of your life will propose to you? Do you have a sneaking suspicion that your partner is secretly making plans? Or you may have found the man of your dreams and you know that it is only a matter of time until he will be down on one knee asking that special question.
For some ladies you might be so overwhelmed with joy at the thought, that the last thing you have on your mind is what ring he will have in his hand eagerly waiting to put on your finger. This, however, may not be the case. Every girl dreams of her engagement ring and the last thing anyone wants is to have that undesirable awkward moment when you look down at your finger and the ring is just not quite what you had imagined. So, how can you make sure that your partner chooses that perfect ring without giving away the surprise?
If you suspect that your partner has started his search for the ring that is going to win your heart, then it is time to start dropping hints! Make sure you are timely with this, dropping hints after a month of dating is probably too soon! The last thing you want is to scare him away.
Perhaps you have a vague idea of what you would like. Maybe you have spent much of your adult life dreaming up your engagement ring and have every little detail thought out. If this is the case, then it is probably a good idea to have an open conversation with your partner. Make him aware that you have a specific design in mind. Chances are he will ask you to show him a picture and this will remove any chance of disappointment. He may even choose to surprise you with a proposal ring or a diamond and then you can enjoy the process of designing the perfect ring together. Remember, there is also nothing wrong with shopping together. This can be a great way to make sure he knows exactly what you want, eliminating any possibility of disappointment.
If you want to keep the surprise element, but have a certain style in mind, there is no harm in dropping subtle hints to guide him in the right direction. A few ideas to try:
⁃It is always a good idea to make him aware of what you don’t like! If vintage style rings are not your taste then make sure he is aware of this.
⁃Leave your desktop open on your dream ring or keep a brochure or magazine lying around of the ring you would love. This one is quite obvious but it is a safe bet he will get the idea!
⁃Make sure you tell your close girlfriends, sisters or Mum. Chances are he will ask them. Even let him know that when the time comes then he should call on them for guidance. They will become his ultimate resource.
⁃If you love coloured gemstones and you have a particular favourite, such as a Sapphire, then let your partner know. Coloured gemstones are such a personal choice, so unless your partner is certain this is what you want he will most likely opt for a diamond.
Whether you decide to leave the selection process up to your partner and just leave a few subtle hints or if you decide that shopping with him is the safer option, you should have eliminated any chance of him choosing a ring that just does not speak to you. Once your finger is adorned with your dazzling ring any anxiety you once had will have completely disappeared!
Very happy with Larsen Jewellery. Working with Fleur was a great experience, she was so knowledgeable and patient with jewellery novices like us. We love our rings! Highly recommended.
05:53 13 May 19
I had Alex and he really helped me out. Provided very practical advice with how to work with the stone I provided and how to stay in my budget and get the best looking ring I could.Could not have been any happier with the final result!
02:14 10 May 19
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery were superb. The designs and quality of the rings were perfect for us. The engagement ring was unique and with that, we decided to get our wedding bands too. We are now married and the compliments on our rings have been non-stop!
03:32 09 Mar 19
I’m so grateful for the incredible service and craftsmanship of Larsen Jewellery. Fleur is a friendly, professional jewellery designer who demonstrated great passion in what she’s doing. We had a family heirloom ring with 50+ yrs history redesigned, and we couldn’t be happier with the stunning new ring. I would recommend Larsen to all my friends & family. Thanks again for everything!
03:25 09 Mar 19
To call Larsen Jewellery a jewellery store I feel is doing them a disservice. Larsen Jewellery is so much more. I was so hesitant after having a negative experience elsewhere trying to get an engagement ring as a same sex couple, but as soon as I walked through the door I was made to feel so welcome. The wonderful Elissa took the 10 different ideas I had for an engagement ring and put them all together into one cohesive design. When she opened the box to show me the ring I felt like she had reached into my imagination and turned it into reality. Her advice was invaluable and helped make a dream tangible. We went back (after my proposal was accepted) and got my engagement ring as well. We have already decided on bands for our wedding as well thanks to advice from Elissa. I never once felt like Elissa was just trying to make a sale. I always felt like Elissa was there to help with what I needed. All the staff were friendly with a smile and a greeting. What a great experience and one that I am so happy to have had as part of our new journey together. Thank you.
01:39 09 Mar 19
Great experience with Fleur and the team at Larsen. We had a great experience through the design, manufacturing and hand over process. Fleur hand drew a few designs and gave us time to thing, then shared a CAD drawing to ensure we were happy with the final product. We had a tight deadline to meet with the requirements and they were able to be flexible and work with us on getting an intricate design completed quickly! Thank you
10:07 02 Mar 19
Alex was excellent and helpful throughout the whole process. He gave his expert recommendations, and together we designed the perfect ring. He took the time to explain everything in detail and really made the experience a positive one. Will definitely return in the future and recommend to others. Thanks again Alex and the Larsen team
03:04 26 Feb 19
I am absolutely thrilled with my redesigned engagement ring! After 55 years of use, the original design was honoured and enhanced, thanks to Rod and his suggestions. Also to be recommended is the service - the fast repair to other items of jewellery, the friendly greeting of the staff, and the kind offer of refreshing drinks - which are very much appreciated, especially on a warm day.
22:46 25 Feb 19
Amazing experience from start to finish. The staff talked me through the process and were able to stick to my budget without putting pressure on to spend more. The ring was better than expected and the service was first class.