Planning on popping the question this festive season? Congratulations! They say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and what could be more wonderful than showing your loved one just how much you care? Whether you’ve already planned the moment or just started making arrangements, there’s no doubt you’ll want to make it unforgettable. The perfect proposal deserves the perfect ring and here, we explore how to choose it.
Perhaps most importantly, you need to work out your budget before you start shopping around. This is essential: you should avoid stretching to something you simply can’t afford. After all, the bride-to-be won’t want to start off married life in debt. Once you’ve set a budget, you can filter search results online to just show what’s within your price range. Or, if you are going into the jewellers to check out some rings in person, you can let the jeweller know so they can show you the best options. This will stop you from straying to an engagement ring that’s going to put you in the red.
So you’ve set a budget – now you need to find out her ring size. This may be quite a tricky task if you’re hoping to surprise her, so you may have to be a bit sneaky here. One of the best ways to do this is to take a ring from her jewellery box and get it sized at the jewellers. Choose one that she doesn’t wear every day as she’s less likely to notice it’s disappeared!
The key to buying an engagement ring she’ll love is making sure it suits her personal style. After all, everyone is different and has different tastes. Take note of the jewellery she normally wears – does she always wear gold or silver? That will tell you what colour band she’d prefer. Does she wear items that are simple and understated? Then you should choose a simple design over something big and bold. If you’re not sure what to choose, halo, oval and teardrop styles are all popular at the moment, so one of these styles is sure to wow your future Mrs!
It’s important to consider the setting when choosing your ring. This is what holds the diamond in place, but it is much more than just a security feature. The setting can completely change the look of the ring. If you’d like a statement style, then a halo setting may be the perfect option. This features a central stone that is secured by a rim of small diamonds – a true sparkler! If it’s a simple design you’re searching for, an invisible setting is ideal as it allows the main stone to do all the talking.
Traditionally, engagement rings feature diamonds as they are practical, durable and of course strikingly beautiful. There are many options to explore here, from round to square and oval to marquise cuts. If you’re for looking something a little different and your significant other is a fan of colourful jewellery, you could opt for a gemstone engagement ring. There are lots of vibrant gemstones to choose from, including sapphires, emeralds, rubies and topaz. Why not pick a gemstone in her favourite colour?
Now you know what to consider when searching for an engagement ring, you’re sure to find one that suits her perfectly. Time to finish planning the proposal!