When men go looking for a custom engagement ring, it’s usually the first and only time. So, they’re not normally as well prepared as they could be and that means there are things you need to know but nobody’s told you. So, here’s what we want to share with you:

You’re Going To Listen Every Time She Speaks About Jewellery

I know that a large number of you are going to want to surprise her with the perfect custom engagement ring and thus, your ears are going to prick up like a dog’s at dinnertime whenever she mentions jewellery. This is your chance to be a secret agent and work out what your fiancé really likes. It’s a lot of fun.

Asking Permission For Her Hand In Marriage Feels Awkward

Look, it doesn’t matter that it’s 2018 – people expect you to ask the father of the bride for permission to ask for her hand in marriage. You don’t want to buy your custom engagement ring to find out her old man’s not going to let it happen, do you? So, yes, this bit is awkward and yes, you really do have to do it. There’s no getting out of it.

You’ll Feel Overwhelmed At First

I love diamonds and they’re all unique to me, but I know that’s because I am a jeweller and I see them every day. When you first get exposed to lots of stones, it can feel completely overwhelming, to the point where you become convinced that every stone is the same. It’s not and you want to work with a jeweller to better understand why that is. Getting the right stone is the most important part of buying a custom engagement ring. Trust me on this.

You Can’t Cut Corners On This

You can get great value for money when you choose a custom engagement ring but a budget of $199.99 simply isn’t realistic. You get what you pay for and the most important times in your life to realize this are when you buy an engagement ring, when you buy a house and when you buy a car. Cut corners on other things but don’t make her feel like the symbol of your love fell out of a Christmas cracker – she’s going to see it every day for the rest of her life.

You’ll Be Worn Out By The Time The Proposal Comes Around

Don’t worry too much about this. Keep the proposal simple, sweet and honest and you’ll find it’s not traumatic in its own right. But it is worth noting that designing a ring and making sure it’s perfect can take it out of a man in the modern age. So, give yourself a little time to relax before getting down on one knee, you’ll be grateful that you did.

Want to know what else you don’t know about shopping for a custom engagement ring? Give me a call today and let me walk you through it. You’ll be glad that you did.

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