White gold diamond engagement rings, coloured diamonds, yellow gold- believe it or not, you CAN choose the ultimate engagement ring with no fuss today!
Are you planning on proposing? Done a little research and know she would just love a white gold diamond engagement ring or coloured stone? Don’t know where to begin?
For many men choosing the perfect engagement ring is one of the most important investments they have made to date, and the desire to find the perfect one can make it an overwhelming task!
That said- there are a number of strategies all men can use to ensure that they choose the perfect ring that is almost certain to result in that one word all guys want to hear- “YES!”
You may have already discussed your engagement with your “finance to be” and have looked at or discussed rings. You might for example, know that she wants a yellow or white gold diamond engagement ring, or she may have alluded to a traditional style or a more modern ring. Obviously this will give you a good starting point, but if you want your engagement to be a complete surprise or if, like many men, you stored that information somewhere in your brain for a rainy day and are having trouble retrieving it- there’s still plenty of ways to subtly decipher exactly what she wants! Here’s how to do it!
If you know what she wants or the style, the best way to get started is to visit some jewellers and discuss your thoughts with the jeweller (if you are getting it made) or the sales staff (who tend to have an uncanny knack for translating men’s obscure descriptions into stunning rings women love!). Visit a number of places, get quotes (written down) and discuss the quality of the diamond to be included. Take your time and once you have decided on the top three, either trust your judgement, enlist the help of a trustworthy female friend or better still – if you can trust your “mother in law to be” or your fiancé’s best friend ask for their opinions- either way- the final decision will mean most if it is yours alone.
If you have no idea where to begin then a little research will be necessary before you venture to the jewellers or shops. If you can engage in some general banter with your loved one about rings- this may help. For example, asked her if she liked the ring that Tom gave to Sally recently or discuss the diamond jewellery that you see celebrities wearing on TV or magazines. If this may seem too obvious or difficult-
- Look at the jewellery she already wears, if she wears a lot of silver or while gold then a white gold diamond engagement ring is an obvious choice- conversely if she wears yellow gold, then that is the way to go. Her current jewellery should also indicate if she is a more traditional girl or would like something more modern.
- Ask a close friend of hers you know you can trust to keep your secret- girls talk and a good friend should have a good idea what your loved one desires
- Think about her daily activities- if she does a physical job, then a sturdy setting such as a bezel set is going to be more practical than a claw setting
Armed with these few bits of information you and your jeweller should be able to find plenty of great options. Go with your instincts- and ask about refunds or resettings before you make your final decision. A final option for the most indecisive man or fussy “bride to be” would be to buy the diamond- propose with it, and then see a jeweller together to have it set. Whatever you choose- enjoy the process and this special time in your life- you only do it once after all!