How to Get the Engagement Ring You Want
Updated: Oct 9, 2019
The holiday season is about love, family, and New Year resolutions. No wonder so many couples get engaged during this time of year. When your beau pops the question with the ring, you are hoping you love it as much as you love him. This little piece of jewelry will be worn for the rest of your life, it is worth making sure you get the style you love as much as your new fiance´. Wedding etiquette starts with being honest with yourself and with your boo-thang about the engagement ring. Below are some tips to help you express your wants and your style when it comes to the ring.
Well, here is the etiquette to getting your ideal ring.
1) Know his budget: Don’t require a five-carat diamond when your boyfriend can only afford a one-carat solitaire. Think of the wedding, a new home, a debt-free future. No reason to have a $40,000 ring and a car repo.
2) Show him designs of what you want. I know Hollywood movies make the proposal a surprise, but in real life we know it's coming. In reality, most women like to take part in the design process. Make it clear to your boo what you want or tell him you are more than happy to help guide him (along with a few close friends who really know your style).
3) Go “What-if” shopping for a ring together. Slide the several diamond shapes on, take measurement of your ring size, learn about clarity, cut, and color you can live with. Shopping for a ring can come before or after the proposal.
4) Just say it! Tell him (and your closest friend) the exact style you want. “I want a princess cut diamond on a pave setting, white gold as the metal, please.”
Remember, be loving and confident with compassion. A proposal is a moment that is very high stress for a man. When you love him enough to say, “yes” you should love him enough to know the ring is a symbol and not the foundation.