Helpful tips when looking for the perfect engagement ring!

May 16, 2013 / Coloured Gemstones, Engagement Rings


Decided to pop the question, but don’t know where to start? 

Welcome, to the dilemma you share with many eager awaiting fiancés

Let’s make it simple and offer a few suggestions to make the experience an exciting journey rather than the daunting and overwhelming task that it may seem.

A bit of consideration at the beginning of the process will make everything a lot easier.

Just remember being ready to propose to the love of your life means you are already halfway there! The first thing to decide is if you are going to choose the engagement ring yourself or will she be apart of the entire process. This is perfectly fine!

Now, if you have decided to be the romantic and write her name in the sky and surprise her when she is least expecting it, the first thing you need to consider is what style of engagement ring your beautiful partner has her heart set on. For some of you men out there, this will be easy; you will know exactly what she wants. However, for those who need a little helping hand, here are a few tips to get your detective work underway. 

It’s a safe bet that you have a strong idea of her taste and style, but it is now time to pay particular attention to the finer details. To make it easy, here are a few things to start considering:

  • What colour jewellery does she usually wear; yellow or silver coloured pieces? Or perhaps she prefers rose gold. 
  • Start taking note of what style of jewellery your partner wears. Does she tend to wear fine elegant pieces or bold statement pieces?
  • Does she prefer contemporary modern design or traditional or vintage style pieces? Remember, her style in her everyday life will be parallel with the style of engagement ring she is dreaming of.
  • Is she a diamond girl or is her heart set on a coloured gemstone? This is a tricky one! Be careful, if she has never mentioned that she has a particular favourite gemstone, diamonds may be the safer option. A lady will never be disappointed with a diamond! 
  • And of course, do you know her finger size? If not, you will need to work out a way to figure this out! If you can secretly sneak one of her rings without her noticing, this is the ultimate way to get the perfect fit!
  • But most importantly, ask questions! This is a new world for you with a lot of information to take in. A good jeweller is there to answer all your questions and is a professional who can help you come up with the perfect design to suit your partner!

These helpful tips should point you in the right direction. But also remember, having decided to take this step, there is a good chance she may possibly be expecting or secretly hoping that you are well on your way! If this is the case, keep a close eye out for any hints she may be leaving! They may be subtle or on the other hand, the next time you open your computer she may have changed the desktop to an image of her dream ring! Gentlemen, its time to start paying attention to every detail! Don’t be shy to approach her close girlfriends or sisters; they surely are the ones to point you in the right direction! 




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