The time has finally arrived, and whether you’ve been together for a minute, or your love is still brand new, you made a promise and now it's time to make it come true! It’s time to pick out the perfect engagement ring!
In every relationship, there is this precious timing that pushes along, sometimes fast, and sometimes slow! When we know we’re committed, and they are too, a promise ring can symbolize all that is, and all that is to come.
From Promise to Proposal: Choosing an Engagement Ring
Perhaps you had to live apart, or your finances weren’t quite in order, or you know that your feelings were sincere and only bound to grow. There are a million good reasons to present the person who holds your present and future with a promise ring, and if you’re reading this, that means they accepted it, and all that was to become of your love together.
So now that you are ready to make good on that promise that you made to each other, here’s to the next step. Let’s help you pick out the perfect engagement ring that you are going to propose to them with.
Is your proposal going to be a surprise?
There’s something very timeless and romantic about a surprise proposal. We love to watch them on social media because nothing warms the heart quite like it! But a surprise proposal comes with some risks, especially when it comes to selecting the right engagement ring. So here are some things to consider to help you decide whether to go the surprise or collaboration route in picking a ring.
- Do they like you to take charge, or do they generally like to plan events, etc?
- Do they like surprises in general (when you bring home flowers, gifts, surprise getaways, etc)?
- Do you feel like you understand the type of jewelry they like and are attracted to?
- Do you understand the impact that their lifestyle might have on an engagement ring (hiking, medical care, construction, etc)?
- Do you have access to a ring that is in their size in order to ensure that their engagement ring is sized correctly?
If you are a little uncertain about whether or not you should try and pull off a surprise, then you may be a good candidate for a more collaborative engagement. If that’s the case, then you will be able to work side by side to pick out the engagement ring that will either replace or accompany your promise ring for life.
And that brings us to another tip; if they love their promise ring, what parts about it do they adore the most? This will give you some hints as to what type of band material, style, or stones they might enjoy in an engagement ring too!
How and Where Should You Look for Your Perfect Engagement Ring?
Maybe it was love at first sight; maybe you are high school sweethearts. Or maybe you have known each other for years and the timing just wasn’t right. Perhaps it took a while to win the other over. Maybe you have been in a relationship for ages, or maybe it's just been a few months.
The point is, that whether it was fate, timing, or a lot of hard work, choosing your life partner was no causal decision, so your engagement ring shouldn’t be either! This piece of jewelry is going to be around forever, either in the hand of your loved one or as a family heirloom. So do yourself a big favor, and take your time choosing the right one. Look online, look at Pinterest boards, window shop, ask family and friends. Try them on, and if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, explore having a custom engagement ring designed and created specifically for you!
When you find the style and design that attracts you, make sure that you work with a reputable jeweler, who has the passion and experience needed to care for you and yours throughout the entire engagement ring shopping experience, and can help you take care of it for life.
How Do You Know it’s the Right One?
Pulling the trigger is always a little bit intimidating. It’s a big decision, one that you will be living with for the rest of your life (and then there’s the bride or groom to pick!). When you find an engagement ring that compliments your partner’s personality, lifestyle, style, wishes, and preferences, and won’t foil your future financial plans, then it’s time!
You are taking the next step in your love story; from a promise ring to an engagement ring, and then soon there will be a wedding ring!
If you are in the Nashville, Tennessee area we’d love you to come by our store, browse our selection, and let us be a part of your love story!
Do you need some inspiration? Here’s a list of amazing and romantic places in Nashville to pop the question!