How to choose that perfect ring


When you are getting ready to 'pop' the 'all important' question, you want everything to be absolutely perfect. The place, the day, the weather, the statement and most importantly ... The ring. If you haven't managed to discuss ring preferences with the love of your life, it can be challenging to know if you are choosing a ring that he or she will love forever.

Start paying attention now. Watch his or her style, any small hints that they may be dropping and try to gauge his or her expectations. Along with any signs you can find, you will need to contemplate things like carat size, stone shape, setting style and ... without doubt the most significant factor - your budget.

Here are some tips to help you find the ring that he or she will wear proudly for a very long time - FOREVER hopefully.

Social Media
Without invading his or her privacy by hacking into their browsing history, you may be able to track some of his or her internet searches to find any ring clues. Follow his or her Instagram account and see if they have liked any posts concerning jewellery.  Be careful though : )

Friends & Family
Let's face it, man and women talk to their friends, their siblings or their parents about things like the ring of their dreams. Be discreet though. You might need to confide in someone about your plans for the future. Yes - you want to keep it a secret - but you might actually need a trusted helper.

Know His or Her Style
Every person has her own style. If you are getting ready to ask him or her to marry you, you probably have a decent idea of their style already. How they dress and decorate the places in their life will tell you a lot about their preferred taste.

If his or her style is simple and every day they will, more than likely, love a ring that is elegant, a classic like a solitaire diamond with a platinum setting. If the love of your life is a bit of a fashionista, you might want to stick with what is 'trendy' right now. For men and women who are more active, you should think about getting a ring with a low profile and a more simple design.

Just Ask Them
Maybe you and your partner aren't one for surprises? Perhaps it's just a case of asking them out for lunch and a bit of shopping. Surprise them with a visit to Hodgkinson's in Clarkston... it's a lovely way to make the proposal.

Book a time with one of our engagement ring experts today.

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