Congratulations! You’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with and now you want to give them a ring that will take their breath away and love forever. But, before you go and pick any ring off a shelf, there are a few things you should consider.
The old-school tradition of proposing includes choosing a ring you think your partner will love to surprise them with down on one knee. There is a huge amount of pressure for the person buying the ring, and there’s always the dreaded fear of ‘what if I get the ring wrong’.
But what is the right choice?
For the majority of men, jewellery isn’t a part of their life, or a subject they really know anything about (I’ll be honest, I didn’t know a thing before a started working in this industry) so, for a man it’s a very daunting experience!
You might start with some research, but where do you start?
The first point of call could be to start paying attention to what type of jewellery she wears or has in her collection to try and figure out what her style is.
Maybe looking at other friends and what engagement rings they have, or asking a friend for advise could be helpful.
With a rough idea of what she likes in mind, the next step could be to go to a selection of branded jewellers to see what is available and try to find one that jumps out. You may find what claims to be the latest fashion by a well know designer with a hefty price tag attached to it that catches your eye but is this right for her to last a lifetime?
You ask for some information regarding a ring and suddenly you find yourself overwhelmed with carrots of gold and quality of stones but do you feel like your being looked after?
With this type of jewellery store, it can often feel like a hard sales pitch rather than the guidance you really need to help you make of the most memorable purchases of your life. It can also leave you even more confused, or worse, rushed into making a decision.
The good news is that there is another way, another thought process. Why not get your special lady involved with the design?
Now for a lot of people they may turn away from this idea straight away as they want it to be a big surprise But if you were to ask all the married women out there, do you absolutely love you engagement ring or is there something you would of liked to of change you may get varied responses.
Buying presents for people is hard enough but buying jewellery is even tougher as it is such a personal thing.
Let me paint a different picture for you…
You’ve picked out that special time and place to drop the knee and propose but instead of presenting her with a ring, you surprise her with the opportunity to design it together.
Now the rush has been taken out of the situation you can take a breath and really start to think about what the perfect ring could be. We often say when having something custom made don’t think about jewellery, think about what you love and let us design the ring around that. When a design has been agreed upon, we take time to explain the options of metals, stones, setting styles so you feel like you understand the full spectrum of what is possible. We also offer option of recycling the metal or stones from a family heirloom to increase the sentimental value of your new ring.
Here at The Goldsmithy we also give all our customers the chance to come in and have a go at working on their special commission. This way you’ll both get to make your mark on the ring and create another special moment together.
With all these options available to you, we will take the stress out this important decision and guarantees she gets the perfect ring that she will cherish forever.
Don’t get flustered with trying to figure out what she might like, instead design an engagement ring you know she will love. If you just want to have a chat with us about what we can do for you get in touch to arrange a free consultation.