How To Choose An Engagement Ring
You’ve seen the movies where the guy pulls out the perfect band, pops the question and his lady-friend swoons? Reality check: it’s not as easy as they make it out to be but you can make the right choice by doing a little detective work. Simply follow our guide on how to choose an engagement ring below.
What’s her style?
Minimal? Trend setter? Or trend follower? Obsessed with luxury brands? Completely unique? All these factors come into play when choosing the right ring style. So don’t just roll into a jeweller and pick the first one that’s within your budget.
If she always wears black and white, it’s best to steer clear of a canary diamond. If she prefer to wear under-stated jewellery it’s best to go with a simple band and single diamond, rather than something with many diamonds. If she’s low-key and hates anything flashy a heartfelt antique piece might be up her alley.
Take a hint
We hope you’ve been listening to all those hints she’s dropped since you met. For example, has she mentioned a celebrity ring, wedding or style that she loves?
Ask someone close to her
Don’t be afraid to ask advice from a close friend or family member, because chances are she’ll have confided in them what kind of engagement ring she is hoping for.
Go with your gut
A good tip? Go with your gut instinct. If you’re ready to propose to someone, you probably know them pretty well and you will make the right decision.
How much should you spend on an engagement ring?
Three months pay is designed to be a guideline, but don’t feel obliged to stick to it. For most men, splashing out on one very expensive piece of jewellery when you’re (hopefully) about to have a wedding to pay for is a terrifying thought.
Here’s the thing to remember: if she expects an expensive engagement ring, you should probably deliver. If she doesn’t, spend more than she thinks you will just to show her what she’s worth to you. The ring may just be a material sign of your commitment, but it’s also a subtle way to prove you’re able to provide for the woman you want to marry.
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