Shopping for engagement rings is not an easy task, especially if you have never even discussed the prospect of marriage with your significant other. If you are planning on a romantic evening and popping the question unexpectedly, then the likelihood of struggling to find the perfect engagement is exceptionally high. While you know you can always rely on your local jewellers to provide you with their expertise, we’ve included some helpful tips for choosing an engagement ring for her below.
Look at Her Other Rings
One of the best ways to know your loved one’s jewellery preference is by checking out what she usually wears. Pay attention to the style, colors, design, and metal type. Is she a big fan of silver? Or does her jewellery tend to lean towards golds such as yellow, white, and rose? Is the jewellery chunky or refined? Floral or geometric? If she doesn’t wear a lot of accessories, then you may find you need to ask some ominous yet unobvious questions in the months leading up to your proposal.
Know Her Ring Size
If you want that magical moment of being able to slip the engagement ring onto her finger and have it fit perfectly, then you need to do some research. Before you go shopping for engagement rings, try to find out her ring size. There are a few ways you can go about it.
If she wears rings, it’s going to be as effortless and “borrowing” one of them and measuring it with a string. The size to the nearest millimetre will be what her size is on the ring sizing chart at your local jeweller’s. If she doesn’t wear rings, or you can’t seem to find where she keeps them, you can enlist the help of other people. Talk to her friends and family, even if it means having to tell them why. Alternatively, you can guess and hope that she has the average women ring size of six.
Talk to Her Friends and Family
If you have no idea what kind of engagement rings you need to look for, then it might be time to call in the big guns – her family and friends. Even though you know your girlfriend well, those smaller details such as the jewellery she likes may never have even cropped up in conversation. Therefore, it’s not information you have readily available when you hit the shops.
If you have a good relationship with her family, it’s also a timely occasion to talk to them about marrying their daughter. While it’s no longer a requirement to ask for their daughter’s hand in marriage, it can often be a sweet sentiment.
Jewellers help people find the perfect engagement rings every day; it’s part of their job. Therefore, if you’re stuck or need a helping hand, don’t be afraid to talk to an experienced jeweller. They may ask all the right questions that lead you to purchase the perfect ring.
Shopping for engagement rings is not an easy task, and it’s one that can take a lot of digging and research. However, if you involve other people and check out your girlfriend’s current ring collection, you are halfway to creating the perfect proposal.