An engagement ring is an important piece of jewellery. Not only is it a lasting symbol of the love you share with your partner, but it’s also one of the only pieces of jewellery that you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life. As such, it’s important that your engagement ring is a piece of jewellery you absolutely love and adore. However, what is the best way to approach the conversation with your partner? We’ve put together some solid pieces of advice to ensure that you end up with a ring that makes you smile every time you look at it
As they say ‘A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words’. If you’re in love with a particular style, gemstone or metal, you’ll need to show your partner visually.
If you want to go with a more subtle approach, casually point out styles that you like (and don’t like) while scrolling through Instagram or looking through a magazine. Make sure you mention what you like about them (“I love the floral design!”) and what you don’t like (“I’m not a huge fan of yellow gold”).
Alternatively, if you’re happy to have an open conversation about this with your partner, send him pictures of what you like, as well as links to rings that suit your style (or even the exact ring you want). He’ll probably thank you for this later!
Go ring shopping together
If he’s already proposed or you both know that a proposal is on the horizon, why not go ring shopping together? There’s no pressure to buy a ring on the spot, but it’s a good opportunity to show your future partner the types of rings that you like, as well as the general price range.
As an extra bonus, you can also try on the ring to see how different styles look on your finger, and get your ring size at the same time!
Get a friend involved
Sometimes, it might be difficult to properly convey what you want to your partner without sounding demanding. When this happens, a great solution is to enlist the help of a close friend or family member who knows exactly what kind of ring you want.
Have your partner go to your BFF for advice and they will make sure to steer him in the right direction. After all, besides your partner, who else knows you better than your bestie?
Design a ring together
Of course, if you are incredibly particular about the type of ring you want (and we completely understand), then why not design your ring together? This is a great opportunity for the two of you to spend time together and create something that symbolises the love you share. It’s a unique and fun activity to do before you get engaged and will make a lasting memory every time you look at your engagement ring.