Thursday 21 May 2015

Engaging in Engagement Rings

Love is in the air all around you - 365 days a year, but the most popular month for engagements isn’t February as most people would naturally think. Home to wishful thinking of snow, Christmas & New Years; December is the most popular month for engagements. If you think back, it’s likely you know someone who got engaged to their loved one in December. Perhaps you know someone who is planning to propose in December this year. Or maybe you are.

Whenever you are planning to propose, it can be one of the most nerve-wracking moments of your life, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you buy the perfect ring and put your minds at ease.

The ring is one of the most important parts of the proposal. Without it, sometimes the romantic moment can fall flat.

The first thing you need to do to make sure you get it right is to listen and look.

Look at the jewellery she wears. What metal colour does she wear most? Is the jewellery she wears small and minimalistic or does she wear thick and chunky bling?

Listen to what she says about jewellery. Does she like the vintage style ring her friend has? Did the huge rock on her sister’s finger turn her off?

Take notes or mental notes as you discreetly notice these things.

Next is the sizing

This can go hand in hand with the listening. If she currently wears rings, she may mention her ring size while shopping or trying on one of her friend’s rings. If she doesn’t, a good way to get the right size is borrow one of her rings for that finger and trace the ring size onto a piece of paper, or take it with you to the jewellery shop to get the sizing. Never take a ring she will immediately notice is gone.  

Thirdly, shop around for a good jeweller

If you think you have found the right jewellery shop/online site on the first look, keep looking anyway. You can compare quality and pricing and then make your decision from there. You don’t need to feel pressurised to spend days or weeks looking; a few hours one morning or afternoon can often be enough.

Once you have chosen the place to get the ring, do feel free to ask questions before buying.

Go in store, send an email or call the company. Ask about the 4 C’s of an engagement ring (Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut) and take notes if necessary. And don’t be afraid to ask to see more than a handful of rings if you are in store. 

Customise it

When you hear customise or bespoke you automatically think expensive. This is not always the case. Speak to the designer and tell them your budget and together you can work to create something completely unique with a personal touch and within your budget. 

Feeling more confident now? We hope you are. Go ahead, engage in engagement rings. Enjoy the experience.

1 comment:

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