COMPLETE VISUAL GUIDE TO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
When choosing the correct ring for an engagement, it can involve a daunting array of choice to navigate. Finding her ring size and is key to planning a marriage proposal. See our visual guides above and below to help set you off on that journey.
Find Out Her Ring Size
This where a lot of men screw up in the purchasing process. They’ll have the perfect ring picked out, but they get the wrong size ring for their girlfriend’s finger. When they get down on one knee and attempt to slide the ring on their lady’s finger, it doesn’t fit and awkwardness ensues.
If you get the wrong size ring, all isn’t lost. You’ll just have to take the ring back to the jeweler and fork over some more money to get it properly fitted. But it’s best to avoid the cost and the potential embarrassment at proposing time by making sure the ring you pick is the right size.
The best way to get your girlfriend’s ring size is to get a ring that she isn’t wearing and bring it to the jeweler to be measured. If you want to maintain the surprise factor, you’ll have to be sneaky about this. Swipe a ring from her jewelry box while she’s getting ready in the bathroom or recruit one of her friends to pocket a ring while she’s over her house. Try to swipe a ring that you don’t see her wearing very much; she’ll be less likely to notice its absence.
Buying an engagement ring is a process that requires some time and consideration. After all, this ring will be a celebration of one of the happiest moments in your life and will be a piece of jewelry that is worn lifelong. Give yourself at least two to three weeks to make your considered purchase. This will give you enough time to learn all about the diamonds or gemstones, ring styles and sizing. Once you have understood all the essentials, it should take a jeweler about 2 weeks to complete and deliver the ring to you. And then, the only other element is to plan for the proposal.