How to Pick the Right Style Engagement Ring
Engagement rings are a symbol of a union, love, and commitment between two people. And once that special someone presents the ring, the receiver cannot wait to show it off! The ring should represent that person and their style. Because, let’s face it, they are only going to wear it for the rest of their life.
Getting engaged should be one of the best moments of one's life. But what happens when the receiver get a ring they do not love?
If you watched the popular Netflix series, Love is Blind (Season 2,) it had its fair share of drama. One particular episode focused on the love triangle between Mallory, Salvador, and Jarrett. Mallory accepted a proposal from Sal and he later presented her with a white gold engagement ring. In the process, Mallory rejected Jarrett. Fast forward to when all the couples get together and meet for the first time face-to-face, Jarrett comments on how Mallory’s ring should have been yellow gold. This was clearly out of line and spiked more drama.
This became a major point of contention. Sal bought the ring because he felt it was a representation of their relationship. Jarrett asked Mallory earlier in the relationship what she wanted, and she said yellow gold. Mallory said she does love the ring she received, but wished Sal had asked like Jarrett had.
This leaves us all wondering; how do you pick the right ring? Here are some tips to make sure you don’t end up like Sal.
1) Phone a Friend
To keep it a surprise, ask their best friend, mom, or sibling. Chances are, your soon to be fiancé has talked rings with one of them. You can also invite them to your first ring shopping appointment. No one knows her more than her closest loved ones. Asking for help is never a bad idea.
2) Play it Casual
If you dare, you can ask her directly what kind of styles she likes. Pop on Love is Blind and slip it casually into the conversation. This may not 100% keep the secret, but if you want to get it right, get it directly from the source. You will still be able to surprise her with the when, where, and how.
3) Be an Investigator
Take notice to what type of jewelry she wears. Does she wear more yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold? Is the jewelry she wears very minimal or flashier? Her current style will inform you what she likes and what she dislikes. These are things you can talk to your jeweler about to help guide you in the right direction to fit her jewelry style.
4) Stalk her Socials
In this day in age, everyone is active on social media. Liked posts on Instagram are a dead giveaway as to what she likes. You can also stalk her Pinterest boards. What celebrities does she admire? Is the celeb engaged? That might also help determine what style ring she loves. Popping the question can be stressful. Take your time to do the research and it will only pay off in the end.
5) Go Shopping Together
This is more common than you may think. You can make it a spontaneous outing or take her for a stroll by some jewelry stores then suggest going inside. Even if it is just to get an idea of what she loves. Stop by our showroom and our jewelers will be able to write down ring styles to make it easier for when you come back to purchase. It will be an intimate and fun one-of-a-kind experience that will be unique for you two.
6) Propose Without a Ring
If you want to keep the surprise, but don’t want to make the decision yourself, propose without the ring. It is not as uncommon as you think. You can present an empty box and book an appointment to look at rings together. Just remember to give the jeweler a budget ahead of time.
Make it a spontaneous outing. Take her for a stroll by some jewelry stores and suggest going inside. It is an intimate one-of-a-kind experience that will be unique for you two.
What if she doesn’t love the ring?
It is important to know the return and exchange policies before purchasing the ring. If for any reason she does not love it, you don't want to be stuck with it. It is important to buy from a jeweler you can trust.
Steven Singer Jewelers have been helping people get engaged for over four decades. We make it fun, stress free, and easy! No haggling, no sales, no coupons, no BS! We guarantee the best value at the best price every single day. On top of that, we have the best guarantee in the business with a full 100 day, 100% money back guarantee.
If you need help finding the perfect ring, our team of real Expert Jewelers are ready to help. This is only one of the most important purchases of your life. So, make sure you feel confident when buying jewelry for someone you love. Remember, whatever you choose to do, the only person who needs to love the ring is your future Fiancé.
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Marguerite obtained her degree in Writing from the University of the Arts in 2017. She has a passion for jewelry and is excited to meld her interests as the newest member of the Steven Singer Team.