We understand you might be happy with a Cracker Jack box ring if you’ve been engaged to by Mr. Right. But believe us when we say that he wants to know what you want out of a ring too! Engagement rings are a large investment and it is timeless throughout your marriage. Letting him know of the jewelry type you want is essential and can set off your marriage on the right foot. An engagement ring is so important to get right and if you are worried about what your boyfriend will pick out, well you may need to work it out with him. There are several ways to let him know what engagement ring characteristics are okay and which you couldn’t stand. The first idea is to show him pictures of rings that you would like. The second thing you could do, which is a bit bolder is shop together for the ring. For those who are more traditionalist, have a close friend of yours or family member go with him to shop. Also, you could list off a few stones and metals that you really like and ask for a surprise. This works great for the romantic, if you want the Hollywood proposal go with this option. Finally, you could design the engagement ring together.
You want to make sure your boyfriend gets you the right engagement ring right? Well the first thing you could do is show him a picture of the type of ring you’d like. Real brides said they have had success with this by gluing pictures inside Valentine’s day cards, leaving web pages open with engagement ring pictures and leaving post-it notes scattered on his car’s dashboard. Some brides said they told their spouse what specs and style they wanted for their exact perfect ring and low and behold they now have the ring they want. You can also get a family member or friend to go with him.
Let your friend know exactly what you want and what you don’t like. They will drill the picture into his head for you while they’re shopping about how the ring should be a certain cut, band, size and etc. Let him come to you for advice and hints rather than pressuring him to converse about it with your family, which could end up intimidating for him.
Another great way to go about this is to ask for a surprise. First mention to him clearly what your favorite cut, color, stones, and style are then let him go about the challenge of getting the best ring. This can be very romantic and patience is important here. You can also design it together. If he’s just not getting the idea right about the ring you want, start a ring from scratch with a jeweler and take some pressure off of him. This is good for the modern, funky personality couple. You don’t want surprises but you want to explore how an engagement ring would look as a couple. Follow any of these steps and you are on your way to getting the engagement ring you want.