The Dos and Dont’s Of Proposing
This list of ‘dos and don’ts’ is solely based on our broad experience as engagement ring specialists. Purchasing an engagement ring for your loved one is possibly one of the most crucial purchases of your lifetime, as well as an entryway to a priceless milestone in life.
These days, more and more modern couples choose to find an engagement ring together, even so, most people still prefers to uphold the romantic gesture and surprise factor of this important event. Still, you may or may not have an idea of what kind of ring your partner would love to have, which is why we gathered these simple pointers to help you get it right with ease:
- Take your time to plan things out (where do you want to propose, who would you involve in the planning, what would be the necessary preparations)
- Be prepared for the things that could go wrong along the way and prepare a contingency plan (just to be safe)
- Save money for the engagement ring, as well as for everything else that you would need in order to make the proposal happen
- Do a lot of research. This is highly recommended as you are more likely to find an engagement ring that your partner will love, at a price range you can definitely afford.
- Don’t be hesitant to inquire for some help. Our expert team has done business with thousands of people who were initially uncertain on which engagement ring they should get. You don’t have to worry as we are here to help you find the perfect ring that’s within your budget range.
- Don’t forget to take into careful consideration if your partner lives an active lifestyle.When picking out a specific design, a bezel or half bezel setting is less likely to get caught in clothing while working, exercising, doing a task, or anything that may involve hand labour.
- Don’t purchase a ring with a wide band if your partner has short fingers. Ideally, engagement rings should be proportionate with the dimensions of your partner’s hands. A wide band can make short fingers look even shorter, while an elongated stone(such as pear, oval, or marquise shape) can make the fingers seem somewhat longer. In contrast, a small ring design can look smaller and lost on people with slender hands and long fingers. Observe the type of jewellery your partner already wears and try to take some ideas based on that.
- Don’t buy a diamond engagement ring just because it’s the common thing to do. Most people dream of being surprised with a beautiful engagement ring, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be diamond. If you have a hunch that your partner doesn’t really like a diamond engagement ring (you can always ask for some tips from your partner’s mum and close friends), feel free to buy a different type of engagement ring instead. Pearls, sapphires, rubies, and even coloured diamonds are some of the popular choices for people who are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary.
- Don’t panic about the whole idea of proposing. Your partner already loves you for who you are; a ring shouldn’t change a thing.
Bear these things in mind when you decide to ask that life-changing question.