Congratulations! You Want To Propose, Here’s How

Congratulations! You are planning to propose to the love of your life. It was probably one of the easiest decisions you made to ask the question. But now comes the hard part. What kind of engagement ring do you buy? There seems to be so much to choose from, but I think it all comes down to what you think your partner would like. Everyone has their individual styles and tastes. However, there are a few things to consider when purchasing a ring so I thought I would highlight them for you.

Do you know the size

Firstly it is important to know the size of ring your partner would need. Without giving it away by asking directly, you could borrow one of their rings and compare the size. Or if you think one of their family members or friends would know it might be worth asking. Of course, it doesn’t have to be exact, and the ring can get re-sized after the event. But if you can get a size closest to a perfect fit from the beginning then that would be amazing.



The style of engagement ring

The next thing to think about is the style of ring that you partner would like. Would they like something big or more petite? I’m sure they may have hinted at the type of style they may like so it’s worth listening out for those. There are so many different styles you could go for. You may want to consider something more traditional, or perhaps something very sparkly.It’s a good idea to do your research on websites like You will know your partner best, so have a look at the different styles and try and imagine what they would like. Again this could be something that you might want to seek some advice from friends or family.

The metal you wish to use

Again this is something you need to think about. Would you partner want something like a traditional yellow gold. Or perhaps something a little more modern like white gold or even platinum. A new trend that is fast becoming popular is a rose gold. You may need to consider how much you want to spend here. A nice sterling silver would always look great if your budget is more suited to that.


What is your budget

Having just mentioned it, it is worth knowing the budget you have to spend. Engagement rings can be as reasonably priced or as expensive as you want them to be. Of course, the amount you spend isn’t important. As you have a wedding to pay for as well, you need to make sure you don’t go overboard and head into any debt because of it.

When do you plan to propose?

The last thing you need to consider is when you want and plan on proposing. You may need to order a ring or have something custom made. All of which can take time. So plan ahead and make sure you organise this part as soon as possible. Websites like comes in handy for inspiration.

I hope this guide helps you to realise exactly what is involved when it comes to buying an engagement ring. Good luck with the proposal.



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