Well I think not many people among men and women really understand the roller coaster of emotions a person goes through while he or she is shopping for and selecting the engagement ring. Well once, it happened to me. Despite the joy that came with popping the question (I already proposed to my wife 5 years ago), I wish I had someone to tell me the real life secrets which no one will talk about which involves the ring. However there are some parts which we just have to see for ourselves (like when she will say yes :), We surely hope to pass along a few good and helpful hints to most of you on your way to picking “the ring.” yes that’s right
1. You’ll listen intently anytime she talks about jewelry.
Once you’ve made the decision to propose, conversations about jewelry will become instantly interesting. I’m talking about any hint you can get — from whether she likes the vintage style of her friend’s engagement ring to what she may or may not have so subtly pinned to her inspiration board. If you don’t have enough info, but you’ve both talked about marriage (which hopefully you have), you might even want to take a day to browse beautiful antique rings together. It doesn’t mean you should walk into the nearest jewelry store, pick one out, swipe the credit card, and propose right there. And although it may sound a little unromantic, it’ll definitely help ensure you end up giving her something she really likes.
2. Asking for permission will feel awkward.
Well It really doesn’t matter if you have known your in laws for like six months or six years, officially asking for their daughter’s hand in marriage isn’t exactly comfortable. It’s kind of like jumping off the high dive. You’re pumped until you’re at the edge of the board looking down into the pool. My advice? Just do it. Now is not the time to be secretive or discreet with her family. And if you are the traditional type, you will definitely agree that the act of asking shows respect and appreciation for the other person’s family. They’ll love you more for it.
3. You’ll want to talk to other people specially guys who have gone through it before you.
This is just too big of a purchase not to get an opinion on. And even if you are a private person, ring shopping is the time to open your inner circle and invite in someone with experience. Ask previously engaged friends for great jeweler recommendations. You might even want to take that friend with you on your first ring shopping trip to help offer support and back up your opinions.
4. You’ll also feel the need to consult her friends.
Sure we get gift-giving right from time to time, but for the most part we rarely hit a home run. Now is the time to knock it out of the park. To be sure you score major points, confide in someone close to your partner to see if they can gather some feelers as to what she’s been thinking about, or if there was something she saw in a magazine that really caught her eye. You can also bring them with you to make the purchase, as a second opinion. Your girlfriend’s girlfriends will probably love nothing more than to come with you, do research for you or even help you plan the proposal. They are your best allies in this venture, hands-down. Just don’t tell too many people. (The more who know, the more likely it is that someone will accidentally let it slip.)
5. You might not want to buy her exactly what she wants.
When guys shop for their girls, they use to think it’s only the effort which counts. Well it’s not true. This is not a present where only credit counts. This is the only time when you ditch your tastes or favorite stores, and think, “What would she really like?” You may love gold but she prefers platinum. You may like one cut, but she prefers another. It may be your wallet but remember it’s her ring. You don’t have to wear it for the rest of your life, she does. So always, always, always (did I say always enough times?) think about what she would buy, not what you like. Hope you like all these tips and will surely get a good one!
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