Now, I’ve never been engaged but I know that when the time comes I will want something perfect as an engagement ring basically stays permanently on your hand at all times. It needs to suit your style, your personality and you need to absolutely love it. This will vary from person to person as one might have a very simple and quiet personality and prefer a ring that’s more laid back with less to it, and one might have a more loud and outgoing personality and want something incredibly bold to suit that. Fortunately, there is thousands of jewellers and engagement rings out there so you’re not stuck for choice, in fact it’s really a minefield with the amount of choice there is to pick from.
A starting point would be to find a gorgeous jewellers local to you, this way you don’t have to travel too far and it’s easy enough to pop it back for any adjustments etc. For example, if you’re looking for an engagement ring london based supplier, you won’t struggle as London has thousands of options. It might be a bit harder if you live in a more rural area rather than in a city, but looking in the nearest city to your home would be wise as you’re better off travelling as little as possible. That said, there’s always the option of having it shipped to you and just having to post it off for adjustments – personally, I’d want it all done in person but maybe others wouldn’t be as fussy about that.
With engagement rings, there isn’t just the style to consider, there’s also what kind of stone you might want in it, or if you want any stone in it – some people don’t! If you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring which is generally the most popular choice, I’d really do your research and pick a jeweller that is highly recommended and trustworthy. You’ll want to know that your money is safe and being spent on something legitimate. Make sure you really think about the design that you want too, the beauty is that diamonds can always be taken out of a ring and you can have the ring completely changed, but it’s better to try and get it perfect the first time so that you can enjoy your engagement ring for years and years to come.
A lot of men think the bigger the better when it comes to rings for their other halves but honestly, I think something lovely and dainty is a lot prettier – obviously that is my own preference though. Make sure your partner has a good idea of what you want when the time comes, and if he’s a keeper he’ll make sure you absolutely love it first. Have a good think about what you’d like, and think about the cut, colour and carat. You could even pop into a jewellers and discuss it with them and look at different options if you’re in a long-term relationship and know that marriage is coming. Then you really will be prepared for the big and exciting day ahead!