Are you thinking of popping the question to your significant other? It’s not a decision made lightly and choosing the right type of engagement ring is quite a serious task. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some valuable insight to help you along.
How To Choose The Right Type Of Engagement Ring
Did you know, 21% believe Christmas and New Year is the best time to propose?
For many people, choosing the style of ring is the most stressful part of what should otherwise be a joyous occasion.
It never pays to overdo it
On average finding the engagement ring takes three months. This is because you’ll go online, talk to everyone, go in-store, go back online, go to other stores etc. If you find a ring you love on the first day why waste another six weeks?
It’s your baby now
As soon as that ring passes into your hands – it is your responsibility. So look after it, and make sure that you have it insured. Having it insured will take some of the stress out of housing it.
A practical proposal
The location of your intended proposal may influence what you do with the ring and whether you should or shouldn’t take the ring with you:
- A winter sun beach holiday – If you are in a hotel or apartment with a safe – then you’ll have somewhere safe to keep the ring. However, if you’re in a beach hut this may not be a safe bet. Also, think about what you are going to present your ring in; the elegant ring box may not look so romantic full of sand.
- A city break – Care should be taken in romantic locations where pickpockets are known to operate. Also take care, if you are presenting a ring on a balcony, bridge, or anywhere else it could be dropped. We’ve all seen the nail-biting videos of proposals gone wrong.
Not a chain, a ring reaction
If your beloved tends to react physically to surprises, take this into consideration. You may want to propose first, and then present the ring once she has finished waving her arms around (or punching the air triumphantly).
Ringing the right transportation
A large ring box looks very nice and romantic in the store, but if you are going overseas, it is not something that wants to be placed in the hold. How do the professionals move rings? Often wrapped in tissue paper, in a discreet little plastic bag. Not the most romantic, but it protects the ring in your wallet, which is a good safe place to keep it secure while you are moving through the airport.
If the ring fits
It is always better with a proposal that the ring is too big, rather than too small. An organised store should be able to provide a ring insert, to ensure that it will at least stay on. If the ring is loose, then it may be too risky to wear until it has been re-sized.
Cherish the moment
Never confuse fashion with style when choosing an engagement ring. Your buying decisions should focus around the latter, rather than former. For some, this may involve a unique ring creation, for all it will create a ring highly personal to her.
Finally, don’t imagine that getting professional help will be expensive or mean you have to spend tens of thousands on the ring. A jewellery concierge can take the pressure off, save you hours of time and angst, and ensure your budget (whatever it is) goes as far as possible. This means you get more for your money. With the right help, choosing the perfect ring does not need to be stressful – in fact, it should fun.
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