Any guy ready to propose needs to think about a lot more than just surprise proposal basics. There has to be a select location, a memorable outing, and a ring. Whereas some guys think that presenting a ring that does not fit is perfectly fine, it might not be. When women tell their friends about a recent engagement, the first question asked is typically, “Can I see the ring!?” Saying that the ring is at the jeweler for the next week can be a bit of a letdown. Similarly, admitting that the stone is fake can be a bit of a bummer as well. Look into white sapphire engagement rings as a great option for the perfect proposal.
Some of the best ways to find her ring size
First, do not assume that one of her other rings will be the same size as the ring she will wear on her left ring finger. Also, resizing a ring with a complex pattern made can be challenging. Her friends probably do not know the correct ring size, and you don’t want to count on them to keep your surprise proposal a secret. You might have to tell a white lie to trick her into going to a jewelry store without blowing your cover. One white lie that can be effective is to ask her if she wants to go to a jewelry store to help you pick out a new watch. While you’re browsing, casually suggest that she try on some jewelry for fun. Make a mental note of her ring size as well as what color of metal and style of jewelry she likes.
Things to look for to suit her style
If a diamond ring does not fit your budget, look into a white sapphire ring. You can get the perfect stone to fit her style and your budget. Before you start looking for a ring, make a conscious effort to notice what type of jewelry she typically wears. Most women have a preference between yellow gold and platinum or white gold. Also, notice if she prefers to wear larger stones with bright colors or more understated pieces.
If you’re still not sure what she would like
Buy a loose stone and pick out the band together. When you propose, you won’t open and empty box with an IOU. You will be able to show her the stone when you ask the question and then promptly visit a jewelry store for a romantic outing. That way, she can truthfully tell her friends that she will have a custom designed ring ready for pickup in a week. This is one of the only ways to ensure that she will get the perfect engagement ring to match her style. Picking out the band together can also be a fun and exciting experience. You might be surprised. She might pick out something totally unexpected.
No matter which route you choose to take, be sure that the stone you buy is impressive. When diamonds seem unrealistic, look into getting a white sapphire engagement ring. You will have more options, less budget concerns, and you will never have to say that you bought a fake stone.
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Dawn Lopez says
What a fun post, all of those rings are super pretty too! Luckily I got to pick my own engagement ring, lol! So.. I definitely love it! ;)
I love all the engagement rings. Just gorgeous!
great article! Love the rings!
Rena (An Ordinary Housewife) says
When DH and I got engaged, he was working in jewelry, so he knew his stuff. :-) He got me just what I wanted–a single diamond. But I really like the ring in the pic too! I’ve nver heard of a white saphire before.
Because we knew we were eventually going to get married my husband and I always went into jewelry shops and looked around. He surprised me with a gorgeous ring when he did propose but when he told the jeweler my size she didn’t believe him (I’m a 9) and said I’d have to be a giant to be that size. So I had to wait for my ring to be re-sized even though he knew it :( I absolutely LOVE the ring though.
sharon martin says
These are goregous !! My favourite is the second one in on the left. I was lucky as we went together to buy our engagement rings.
Amber Edwards says
How fun! When my husband and I wear at that stage, I remember we would casually talk about marriage. Not really to each other, just our expectations and what not. Rings came up a few times. We would see other couples and their rings and it would get us talking about the different styles and such. It was really easy for us each to learn what each other liked so we were able to pick out rings for each other and have it a surprise and the other still love it.
ooo Great tips. The rings look amazing!! I don’t wear mine anymore. I have been married 15 yrs and keep it in storage so my workplace doesn’t cause damage on it.
cali julz says
How cute, I wish my man would have put some thought into my ring…although I did get what I wanted!!
Jennifer Williams says
Those are great tips. I never received a ring, my husband and I worked together and he asked me while we were working on a project like it was no big deal, lol. It worked for us and the way we are though.