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!
We went to Larsen’s Sydney store based on the fantastic experience we had at the Melbourne store when creating our wedding rings. We had a similarly great experience with Ornella at the Sydney store and would highly recommend using Larsen when creating your own jewellery.
21:17 17 Jan 21
Rod has now helped us with an engagement ring, wedding band, and eternity band. His understanding throughout each process was unbelievable, and the quality of each ring exceeded my wildest expectations. Thank you so much for an incredible experience and three beautiful rings.
20:04 15 Jan 21
The team at Larsen's made the designing of a custom engagement ring fantastic and both myself and my future wife were ecstatic with the final product. From the first meeting to the final product they made the whole process effortless. Communicating everything you need to know to make the perfect ring. Great quality in both gems and knowledge. Special thanks to both Alex and Jacinta in the Melbourne store for putting their great knowledge and expertise to amazing use.
21:44 12 Jan 21
Bought an engagement ring from Larsen recently, it is fantastic. We came back for the wedding rings and couldn't be happier!
20:30 11 Jan 21
I almost lost my dad last year in a terrible accident. He had a beautiful ring with diamonds that snapped and I wanted to get it made into my wedding band. Fleur was absolutely amazing. She understood the sentimental value this ring had to me and made the perfect ring to match my engagement ring, while using all of my father's ring. Within 5weeks they turned my dads broken ring into a beautiful ring for me. They kept me informed the entire way and I couldn't be happier with the result. I cant wait for our wedding day next week so I can wear this beautiful piece forever. I cant wait to go back and get my 1yr anniversary ring made. I would highly recommend larsens jewellery for any peices you are wanting to make into reality.