How to Get the Engagement Ring You Really Want
October 9, 2019 7:02 am
The time around the big „I do!“ can be really stressful, for both you and your man. Especially him. Guys have a really important task – choosing the best ring for you. If you’re among the lucky ones, he knows some things about your favorite style, but most guys don’t. What actually do they even know about rings? Do they even know that there are different stone shapes, and different settings and metals? Not to mention the 4Cs. If you want to keep the aspect of surprise, but still get the ring you really want, here are a few tips you can test in order to accomplish that.
Go to the jeweler
If you still haven’t thought about what kind of a ring you’d like to wear, consult your nearest jeweler about different options. Ask them for tips on which metal, shape, setting, and stone to combine for a perfect result. Don’t forget that there are many more options besides diamonds, especially if you don’t know your man’s budget, or if you want to get an affordable one. Make sure to let the jeweler know that, so they could help you narrow the selection down. And try them on! See for yourself how it feels wearing different ones, maybe you get to like something you never thought you would.
Let him know the ring size
Not getting the ring of the right size could make things pretty awkward and you don’t want to show any signs of disappointment when he tries to put it on. Get your finger measured and come up with a casual story when you talk about what you did that day. Tell him how you went to the jeweler’s because you lost some weight and you needed to get your favorite ring resized. He’ll hopefully note that piece of valuable information down!
Mention it in a casual manner, but let him get the hints
When you talk to a friend on the phone, be bold about commenting on the ring of that acquaintance you don’t really like. “Well, I’m not sure, I don’t like diamonds that much, they’re overestimated. And it looks so expensive! That jeweler down the street has amazing engagement rings which are more affordable and look so much better!”. When you go for a walk with him, you can always stop by some stores and comment on the rings in the display window. Make sure you voice your likes and dislikes in a simple way, so he’ll have a general idea of what you’d like to wear.
Leave some hints around
Even if guys hear your comments and what you like or don’t like, it still doesn’t mean that they got the image in their head perfectly clear. Here’s what you can do to get your ideal style seen. Try sharing ring posts on your social networks with comments about how great the design is, or how much you like the stone; there’s no way he’s going to miss that! Find the perfect ring in a fashion magazine and leave it open on that page someplace he won’t fail to see it. You can also scroll through the internet, find your ring in an online store, and leave it like that, waiting for him to snoop around. That way he can see what you want to wear, where he can buy it, and how much it costs.
Picking an engagement ring is a big responsibility because no one wants to see their fiancée disappointed for getting the ring she doesn’t like. If you don’t know what to do, ask a friend to lend him a hand, or you go shopping with him. Maybe it won’t be a surprise, but you will surely get what you want that way!