When it comes to proposing, one of the most challenging tasks you’ll have to tackle is finding the perfect ring to mark your engagement. It’s no wonder then, that increasingly grooms-to-be are choosing to propose without a ring, opting for a stand-in ring, or abandoning the element of surprise altogether and getting their future brides involved in the design process. But for those traditionalists amongst you, who want to maintain the element of surprise and still present her with the ring of her dreams, the task need no longer be so daunting with our handy tips on how to find the perfect engagement ring whilst still keeping your intentions under wraps.
Find Out What She Likes
So you want a ring that will blow her away – but where do you begin? The first step is to figure out her taste in jewellery. Take a peak into her jewellery box to get an idea of her style. Is everything in there shining in silver, or are you met with glittering gold? Does she have a favourite colour? Does she go for statement pieces, or something a little daintier?
Enlist family and friends to help – but make sure they can keep a secret. Sisters and girlfriends will most likely jump at the chance to get involved, and give great insight if you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to women’s jewellery. And what better way to get off on a great footing with your future mother-in-law? Just make sure that they don’t take over control, ultimately this should be something that comes from you.
Make It Personal
If in doubt, opting for a ring with a personal touch, rather than something straight out of the jewellery store window, is a guaranteed way to impress. Look for a jeweller who specializes in offering a bespoke service, who’ll use their expertise to guide you at every stage of the complicated design process. When you choose a bespoke engagement ring you get much more than the opportunity of selecting the colour of metal, the style of setting, or the stone, but rather to have something completely unique designed especially for your bride-to-be.
But when it comes to bespoke, where do you begin? If you’ve followed our advice so far, you should already be armed with a basic knowledge of her tastes. This alone can be a great starting point for creating a unique ring that she’s sure to love. Or why not choose something even more personal and go for her birthstone? Best of all, you can have a ring designed around a symbol which is close to your relationship. This can be anything that has a special meaning for the two of you – perhaps you gave her a certain flower once, or you met in an iconic city. When it comes to bespoke rings, true specialists can create a design inspired by anything you can imagine, so the world really is your oyster. Can’t think of a symbol? Why not go for words – maybe you call one another by special nicknames that only you know? Having these engraved on the inside is another way to add a deeper level of meaning for a perfect engagement ring guaranteed to please.
Go With A Jeweller Who Offers A Discreet Service
Any jeweller specialising in engagement rings should understand the value of discretion. Nonetheless, be sure to specify your need for secrecy with your jeweller, and check that they have the basics covered. Sure fire ways to spoil the surprise include overheard phone calls, having the ring shipped to your home, and opting for bulky packaging that is difficult to hide.
Avoid your future spouse picking up on suspicious calls by telling your jeweller to avoid calling you on your mobile or home phone, at specific times, or even at all. Some engagement ring specialists will happily conduct the entire process over email, which is surely the most discreet medium. Or if you’d prefer to speak to your designers first hand, then opt for someone who’ll offer you a face-to-face consultation tailored to your needs. Your jeweller should understand the need to be flexible when it comes to a surprise proposal, and whether you need to meet in your lunch hour, late at night or weekends, it shouldn’t pose a problem.
If you’re looking for a jeweller who’ll provide you with stunning bespoke designs and a discreet service tailored to your needs, contact Rare Pink today. We’ll listen to your needs, and guide you towards the perfect ring for her, whilst doing everything in our power to ensure your perfectly planned proposal goes off without a hitch.
Written by Grace D.Michele