Planning on popping the question? Our guide to choosing the perfect engagement ring
If you’re planning to pop the question this festive season, you’re probably wondering how to navigate the minefield of choosing an engagement ring. It’s a task that instils fear in men and women around the country, but the truth is – it doesn’t have to be a scary process.
With a few tips and tricks, picking the best engagement ring for your beau has never been easier, and if you follow our steps you’ll start to wonder why you thought it was so tough in the first place.
So, without further ado, here are our top tips to ensure success:
Brainstorm your partner’s personality
Is your partner a fan of big and bold or small and understated? Do they love the finer things in life like diamonds and pearls, or are they slightly quirky and perhaps better suited to something out of the ordinary? Before you go ring shopping, try and brainstorm some of your partner’s key qualities along with their likes and dislikes. For example, if your partner is a fan of all things vintage, they’ll probably love an unusual engagement ring design with old fashioned jewels like emeralds and ruby.
Look in their wardrobe
What kinds of clothes does your partner wear? Choosing an engagement ring that complements their current attire means you’re more likely to choose something to their taste. Whether it’s white gold and diamond or a bold band, a good jeweller should have, or be able to create, something for everyone.
If you’re not looking for a surprise engagement and you and your partner openly speak about getting married, there’s no harm in asking them what kind of jewellery they like. After all, an engagement ring may well be one of the biggest investments you make, and you’ll want to get it right. At Allen Brown Jewellery, we often see couples coming in to look at rings together, which is perfectly acceptable these days.
Get an idea for size
If your impending proposal is under wraps, you’ll have to be sneaky about this. Try and borrow one of your loved one’s rings and take it to a jeweller to be sized. That way you can make sure that you buy the right size engagement ring from the start and your partner doesn’t have to be without it while it gets resized.
Design your own engagement ring
If you’ve done all your homework and feel confident that you know what your boyfriend or girlfriend likes, why not commission a jeweller to create something bespoke? There’s nothing quite like owning a piece of jewellery that you know has been specifically designed with you in mind. What’s more, no one else will have the same piece – and that’s quite something.
At Allen Brown Jewellery, we have a wide range of engagement rings for you to choose from and can also create beautiful bespoke pieces. If you’re looking to find the perfect engagement ring, please call us today on 01543 481948, or pop into store. We’re based at the Heart of the Country Shopping Village just outside of Lichfield.