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!
For any guy who is looking for a place to buy an engagement ring and is daunted by the prospect of buying it, look no further than Larsen Jewellery. From the very start researching into engagement rings, their website had an easy guide for guys into everything you need to know. My appointments with Rod deciding the ring were a stress free experience and I ended up with the most amazing ring well beyond my expectations. Cannot recommend these guys more highly!
02:30 19 Jun 18
Alex and the team at Larsen gave me a FANTASTIC experience.I came in as a definite novice and was given patient support and guidance from Alex as we set out to create a ring that my fiance would love. The end result was absolutely stunning!
00:06 17 Jun 18
I engaged with Fleur who was lovely and extremely helpful in helping me design a beautiful engagement ring. The process was very collaborative and always made me feel like it had my best interest at hand. Their highly skilled jewelers then crafted the ring to make it a reality
02:15 16 Jun 18
Ben and the team at Larsen Jewellery provided excellent service in the creation of our engagement and wedding rings. Their professionalism and ability to customise every aspect of rings was consistently impressive. I would highly recommend Larsen Jewellery to anyone wanting a custom made ring.
09:42 10 Jun 18
Thank you so much Larsen for both my engagement ring and our wedding bands. I have nothing but good things to say about our whole experience with everyone at Larsen. Extremely professional and friendly service and I couldn't be happier with the quality of our rings. Thanks so much!
19:37 01 May 18
I went to Larsen Jewellers to purchase a ring for my wife after reading the great reviews here and browsing their online catalogue. I was attended to by Rod who was courteous, friendly and listened to my requirements. He explained the different types of diamonds available and showed me examples of the design I had in mind. While the ring design I had chosen was a modification of an existing design in their catalogue, the end product was stunning. Needless to say my wife loved it.
04:15 16 Mar 18
Alex at Larsen Jewellery was absolutely brilliant in helping us create a custom three-piece set of engagement and wedding rings. He also made us matching custom earrings. Through every part of the process from designing the rings’ shape to choosing the stones Alex was extremely professional and demonstrated his expertise in a friendly and helpful manner. I would highly recommend Larsen for top quality custom made jewellery!