Choosing your own engagement ring – what to do.

Choosing your own engagement ring – what to do.

These days, 1 in 3 women are helping their partners to choose their own engagement rings. Some women still prefer the traditional approach, but if you feel like you’d like more of a say in the piece of jewelry you’re going to be wearing for the rest of your life, there’s nothing wrong with that. Having the talk with your partner is better sooner, rather than later, so you’re both on the same page. Chances are, they’ll be relieved! No matter how well they know you, they’ll still be frightened of getting it wrong.

So, if you’ve decided that doing this is right for your relationship, what do you do on the day? The day you choose your engagement ring together can be a very special, memorable day. A day you’ll look back on with a smile every time you look at your ring. Follow the steps below to make sure it goes just perfectly:

Research Jewelers In Advance

Start by researching jewelers in advance. Look for jewelers with 5 star reviews and great testimonials, so you can narrow down your choices and skip the jewelers that don’t seem to offer a service that’s up to scratch. This should really narrow down your search, and you’ll  ensure that you get the best treatment imaginable. You should have a jeweler who is patient and willing to listen to your properly, so you end up with a ring that is just right for you.

You can also look online together, using resources like rather than just in person. Whatever you do, make sure you choose jewelers that have wonderful customer service, just in case!

Have Notes On What You’d Like

Although you can go ring shopping with a completely blank canvas, it can help if you have some notes on what you’d like. You might end up looking at rings and choosing something entirely different to what you thought you’d wanted for years, which is normal. Many women do this! They have an idea in their head of the ‘perfect ring’, try it on, and just don’t love it as much as another ring they tried on.

Here are a few things you should know beforehand that will help your search:

  • What metal would you like?
  • What’s your budget?
  • What stones would you like to incorporate?
  • What style would you like? Contemporary/vintage?
  • How ‘bling’ would you like the ring to be?
  • What style will fit in with your wardrobe and lifestyle?
  • Will the ring match your other jewelry pieces?
  • Is this a ring you’ll get bored of in a hurry?

By asking yourself these questions before and during the ring hunting process, you can ensure you find the perfect one.

Consider Designing Your Own

If you go shopping for rings and you can’t seem to find one that you just ‘click’ with, consider designing your own. This is often much less costly than you’d think, and can mean you have a ring that is 100% to your specifications.

All that’s left to do is live in the moment and enjoy this day!

Charlotte x