How to choose a surprise engagement ring

Planning a proposal but not sure how to go about picking the ring? When you get down on one knee to ask the important question, you want an incredible engagement ring to seal the deal. However, choosing one without the assistance of your future partner can be a considerable challenge if you’re not terribly knowledgeable in this area. Here are a few tips to help ensure the ring you choose is perfect.

Understand the Quality of Engagement Rings
Even if you’re on a tight budget, you should get a good understanding of how rings, diamonds and other stones are valued so you ensure you get maximum value for your money. Look at everything from trendy styles to metal durability and jewel quality. Gold is the most common choice for band material, as it’s easy to work with, carries considerable value, and looks beautiful.

Diamonds are the traditional option when it comes to a jewel for an engagement ring. These special stones are rare, shiny, dazzling and extremely durable. Determining the quality of a diamond involves learning about the 4Cs (Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat) and finding an ideal option that fits your budget and requirements for a ring.

Find Out Their Ring Size
A ring can always be resized, but the moment is better if your partner’s ring fits when they put it on their finger right after you propose. It’s simple to identify someone’s ring size if they wear rings on a regular basis. Borrow one of their existing rings or ask one of their friends or family members and take it to a jeweller for sizing. If they don’t wear rings often or there’s no way to get access to their jewellery, you’ll have to make your best educated guess.

Choose a Style Based on Their Personality and Style
Look at the jewellery your partner currently wears and even the hardware on their clothing accessories for clues about colours and styles they like. Is there a common theme in metal colour? Many people have strong opinions on yellow gold, white gold or rose gold.

You should also look at the scale. Do they wear jewellery that is dainty and delicate or big and bold? Is it quirky or sleek? Pay attention to your partner’s personal style and how they dress. Do they prefer vintage looks, trendy styles or classics? This can all give you a better idea of how you can translate their style into a perfect engagement ring.

Bespoke Engagement Rings by Hope Diamonds
At Hope Diamonds, our experienced custom jewellers can create a diverse range of pieces, including special, custom designed and crafted engagement rings. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to help you determine the ideal design for your engagement ring and create it, ensuring you’re a part of each step in the process.

Explore our range or to discuss a bespoke piece, get a quote or for any other information, call us today on 1300 15 24 90 or contact us online.

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