Want to propose to your partner but you don’t know what kind of ring to buy for the proposal? We feel you. This is a really common dilemma. An engagement ring is a huge purchase and it feels like you have only one chance to get it right, doesn’t it? So here’s some help on choosing the style of ring when you want to ask them to marry you:

Be Modern About It

There is one really easy way to approach this and it’s to involve your bride-to-be in the process before you get to the formal proposal. This works well in modern couples who have been together for a long while and in which marriage has already been discussed.

If you can’t ask your lover directly about this; you might also see if you can get them to wander round a jeweller for you and answer some “hypothetical questions” about their dream engagement ring.

The big advantage to this, of course, is that you can’t go wrong with a ring that they have already said that they like. The downside of this approach is that it can be a little awkward if you’ve not been together for long, if they are not a natural jewellery shopper or if you really, really want the element of surprise in a proposal.

Think About Her Preferences

It can help to think about what you know your partner likes before you go shopping for a ring for them. We’ve found it’s a good idea to consider:

  • Which metal would they like the most for a setting? This can often be the metal that they wear most often or in a similar colour to the metal that they wear most.
  • What stone type would they prefer? Lots of smaller stones, one large stone, a combination of the two? Again, check out what they wear at the moment, it can give you a clue.
  • What styles of jewellery are they likely to prefer? Are they a modern kind of person or a classic person? It matters when it comes to picking something that suits their general style.

The more you think about what they currently like, the better informed that you will be when you do go and out start hunting for that perfect ring.

Enrol The Jeweller As Help

If you’re still unsure then why not come and talk to us, your local jewellers? We promise that we’re not going to subject you to a hard sell routine – we know that this is important to you.

In fact, we may even be able to help you get a “test run” ring that gives you a little breathing space over the whole thing.

You see, the right ring makes you happy and it makes them happy and that in turn means you’ll remember us to other people when they ask where you got the ring. We want you to succeed.