Congratulations! You’ve decided to take a big step in your life and finally ask the love of your life to marry you. Deciding to get married is the easy part; finding the perfect engagement ring, on the other hand, is not so easy. You might be thinking, “well shouldn’t it be easy”? For some people, it might be; for others (such as yourself), it might not, and that’s perfectly fine! You only want what’s best for your partner. So, it’s absolutely normal to overthink about these kinds of things. But you won’t have to overthink any longer because we’ve got a guide to help you decide, once and for all, the perfect engagement ring for your partner. Here are three questions you should ask yourself when you’re picking an engagement ring:
- What kind of accessories do they often wear?
This is a great way to determine what color the band of the ring should be. Picking out the color of the band is important because you want to make sure that the ring looks good on her skin. Most people would suggest looking at the skin’s undertone to see if they are cooler-toned or warm-toned to decide between silver and gold. Now, all of that seems too complicated to do, especially if you have no idea how to check a person’s undertone in the first place.
A much easier way to figure out what color the engagement ring’s band should be is by looking at the accessories your partner already owns. Do they like to wear more silver pieces? Or do they prefer to wear gold? Your partner is more likely to choose pieces that look good on their skin tone. So, by looking at the pieces they already have, you have a less hard time picking between the two colors.
This trick could also help you figure out what size their finger is. It’s difficult trying to figure out their finger size without letting them know your motives. A good strategy would be to print out a copy of a ring size guide, sneakily get one of the rings they already own and match it against the guide. Just remember to hide the size guide, or they might be on to you. You could also choose to get the ring resized at the reputable jewelers after you propose.
- What do they do for a living, or what are their hobbies?
Engagement rings are usually worn daily. That’s why when picking a ring, you should consider what your partner does for a living and what kind of hobbies they’re into. If your partner likes to do plenty of outdoorsy things, you’ll want to pick a ring that can withstand external stresses. Although, in some cases, it doesn’t really matter because some jobs require that you don’t wear any jewelry during work. Take surgeons, for example, or anyone who works in the operating room for that matter. They aren’t allowed to wear any jewelry, especially rings, which poses a risk of contamination. So, whether you buy a simple ring or a flashy one, they have no choice but to take it off or leave it at home before going to work, which leads us to the next question.
- What kind of personality does your partner have?
Are they more modest and timid? Or are they bold and adventurous? Pick an engagement ring that suits their personality.
A more introverted person might want a ring that isn’t too flashy. A classic round cut diamond with a few stones on the band is simple but has just the right amount of sparkle and elegance without going overboard. If you want something with a bit more character, why not go for a ring with a pear or oval-shaped diamond instead? It’s still simple, but it also has more character, and it even gives the illusion of longer fingers.
Someone more extroverted might want a ring that is eye-catching and attention-grabbing. Why not go for an engagement ring with a halo or an emerald-cut double-ring diamond set instead? If you want something unique, you can even pick a different colored diamond or an entirely different gem, such as a ruby or sapphire. There are tons of gems to choose from.
Finding the answers to these questions should be easy. Because who knows your partner better (other than themselves) than you, the love of their life? Once you’ve answered these three simple questions, it’ll be much easier to pick a ring. All you have to do is really trust your instinct. Look for a ring that reminds you of your partner’s best qualities, and you’re sure to find a ring that’s perfect for them, just as you are perfect for each other.