When the time comes to get your loved one an engagement ring, you will embark on a journey that’s probably not as straightforward as you hoped. Surely, you just have to walk into a jewelry store and buy the nicest ring they have? Your other half will appreciate that, right? After all, the mere fact you’re proposing is a display of your love for them, so why would they be upset by the ring?
Well, as men, we don’t always view things in the same way as women. You see, an engagement ring is more symbolic to women – it shows them how much you care, and how much you listen to them. They will drop countless hints throughout your relationship to tell you the exact type of ring they like. If you get them something completely different, it shows them you don’t really listen.
To avoid an awkward proposal, here are some simple things a lot of men get wrong when buying engagement rings:
Now, it is okay for an engagement ring not to fit your loved one if you got it in their size. Different brands and ring styles may fit differently, but as long as you chose their actual size, you’ll be in the clear.
Problems arise when you buy them a ring that’s just not in their ring size at all. It’s such a simple error to make that shows you have been lazy. All you need to do is check their rings or subtly ask what their size is.
Next, you must consider the style of the ring. Has your other half been pointing out a specific style and talking about how much they love it? Perhaps they have always been going on about traditional solitaire engagement rings with one band and one stone. If so, how do you think they’ll react if you get them a super funky ring with multiple bands, loads of twists, and numerous stones??
Again, it’s a case of listening to your girlfriend, taking things on board, and checking their existing array of rings. The same goes for the metal used in the band – do they want gold, silver, or platinum? Listen to them, casually walk by jewelry stores and see if they point things out; it’s not that hard!
This might seem like a weird thing to worry about when buying a ring but bear with me. Has your partner expressed concerns over things like diamond mining? Have they spoken about the need to get an ethical engagement ring or make more sustainable jewelry purchases?
If so, then you need to ensure your engagement ring is ethical and sustainable. Companies like Brilliant Earth use conflict-free, sustainable diamonds and gemstones in their rings. If this is something your partner is passionate about, it is a terrible idea to get them an unethical ring. In all honesty, it’s pretty disrespectful. It shines a poor light on you if you forget that they want a sustainable and ethical wedding ring.
See, mistakes can be made – but they can also be avoided. Ensure you don’t get these three things wrong, and you should be able to find the perfect engagement ring. Your proposal will go ff without a hitch, and you can start planning your wedding day. Or, more accurately, your fiancé can while you nod your head and agree with all their suggestions!