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!
Really happy with the service and craftsmanship! Only had a vague idea of what I was after but Fleur walked me through my options and my wife was over the moon with the final product. Can't recommend highly enough
11:30 31 Aug 20
My partner got my engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I couldn’t be happier. It is stunning and I love it so much.
Daniel Del Papa
08:38 30 Aug 20
I recently purchased my partner's engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I could not speak more highly of the care and effort that went into designing and making the ring along with the service provided, ensuring all my queries were answered promptly.I had the pleasure of dealing with Fleur whom was extremely helpful in the design process and ensured my vision was brought to life. Her customer service was also second to none keeping me informed with many updates right throughout the process.I would strongly recommend using Larsen Jewellery and will be using them for any related needs going forward.
03:55 29 Aug 20
The team at Larson Jewelery are great! I spoke to them over email about what type of engagement ring I was looking for and Elissa promptly replied, providing ideas and pricing options. She recommended that I came into the store to look at physical rings and discuss the key aspects of picking a diamond. The whole process is very thorough and the team are there to help you pick a ring that works for you and your budget. I would 100% recommend Larson Jewelers, so much so that we went back to them for our Wedding rings even though we moved back to NZ. Thanks team!
04:46 13 Aug 20
This is going to be a little longer, but I want to explain what service I received from larson:I was looking for an engagement ring. I am very specific about what I wanted, and wanted to design my own.I talked with and visited about 40 jewelers who promised me all sorts of things. Alex from Larson always had that extra bit of knowledge he shared with me and the realism to not promise me the world about this ring...Alex straight up told me that some things couldn’t be done the way I had imagined, and he explained with expertise and examples. He went into amazing detail of why I should consider this or that. His suggestions made the ring better.I had researched for months and what he told me was never wrong. With other jewelers, I could tell that they were promising more than what was possible in order to close a sale.Alex made me multiple designs, we had multiple meetings and even though I was possibly the most difficult customer ever, Alex had complete patience with me, explaining every step along the way.Alex is extremely knowledgeable, and I'm sure other jewellers are as well, but the time he took to make sure he knew what I wanted (and I knew what I was getting) was fantastic.The engagement ring turned out amazing, and we went back to Larson for our wedding rings.Again, I compared and checked jewellers (I wanted to go with Larson but wanted to be thorough). There were offers that were cheaper, but the other jewelleries always seemed to "not include" something, or seemed to forget to mention this "extra cost".On closer inspection, Larsen is very reasonably priced for the product, but the service you receive is truly special.We then made our own rings with larson (literally you can do that with a jeweller in a day) and again Alex went beyond my already high expectations.I referred a friend to Larson (after I went with him to about 12 other jewelers in Melbourne) and he confirms my impression. Larson, but especially Alex, is a solid jeweller with prices that are fair and you will get the end product you are hoping for. There are no ugly surprises and their professionalism and standard of work is exceptional.If I could give more stars, I would.Thank you Alex!