In staging a proposal, making each element perfect is crucial. You have to get the place perfect, the timing correct, and most of all, you have to get the unique engagement rings right.
Yes, finding the place could be very easy; all you have to do is find a venue that’s sentimental for both you and your partner. Timing, could be a a little bit harder than finding a venue, but you generally have to rely on our gut feeling for this one. Unique engagement rings for women on the other hand, can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re one of those guys who have no experience whatsoever in picking out jewelry.
Although there are lucky ones out there who get heirlooms from their parents, a big percentage of us normal folk don’t really have that luxury of picking out a ring or two from the family vault. If you’re as lost and as clueless as most men are in picking out engagement diamond rings unique to you and your future bride, here are a few tips to help you out.
- Know what your partner likes. Look at how she dresses, or perhaps how she decorates her place. If you’re thinking of marrying her, then you’re supposed to know her tastes by now. Find out if she likes the classics, or maybe modern. This could be very beneficial in helping you pick out an engagement ring she’ll like.
- If you’re looking for affordable engagement rings, try to canvas and compare prices from different stores. The more stores you can find, the merrier. This might seem daunting at first, especially if you have a lot of stores to go to, but it will be worth it. Not only will you get the best price for the piece of jewelry, but you will have more choices and more possibilities of finding the perfect one. This is a small sacrifice for the happiness you’re going to bring to your partner.
- Make sure you can afford it. There’s no point in buying or trying to buy a signature vintage rings if you can’t afford. Make sure you set a budget and stick to it. Don’t be embarrassed to haggle or ask for discounts, sellers are used to these kinds of things and you’re least likely to be the first one to haggle. Don’t try to charge rings on your credit cards that cost more than your house. Make sure you can very well afford it, you don’t want to be paying for it the next ten years. Remember, the proposal and engagement is only the start, so you want to start it at the best foot possible.
No one, and we mean no one likes to start a marriage by being in debt. Be realistic and be practical and only get what you can afford. After all, it’s not always about the vintage diamond ring, and if your partner thinks that it is or if that’s all that she’s after, then you shouldn’t be proposing in the first place.