Getting engaged is probably one of the most important and emotional moments in your life which makes choosing the right engagement ring for your loved one an absolute must. Not only are you investing in a ring which will be a permanent symbol of the most important relationship of your life and your love for each other, but you are about to part with a substantial amount of money – the accepted engagement ring mantra still being that you will be spending at least one month’s salary!
It is a nerve wracking feeling handing over a substantial amount of money if you are not certain your partner will love the engagement ring that you have chosen. But take heart as a recent survey has shown that 500,000 Brits didn’t expect to receive a ring when their partner proposed marriage to them, and 17 million Brits received their engagement ring after the proposal. In fact, getting engaged without a ring can make the proposal more spontaneous, and gives the couple a fun activity to look forward to after saying “yes”. Plus let’s face it you will naturally want your fiancé to fall in love with the engagement ring as much as you so why not choose your engagement ring together!
There are no strict rules of etiquette when it comes to engagement ring shopping together. The only accepted rule that you both should not want to break is making sure that whatever you do or choose is a joint decision, and that the end goal is spending your life with the one you love most. Many couples regard choosing an engagement ring together as a beautifully romantic task that will always be remembered and is an important step taken together. Plus going engagement ring shopping together makes the choice easier, especially if your future spouse has very particular taste and knows exactly what they you want.
From a female point of view many girls grow up thinking how they want their engagement ring to be. So when they are given a chance to choose their engagement ring together with their future spouse, they feel special and privileged and assured that he believes in taking important joint decisions. From a male perspective choosing an engagement ring together is almost a sigh of relief knowing that his fiancé will be ultimately making the choice, however, if worries about disclosing the budget are an issue, here at Reve Diamonds we are happy to allay these fears. If the sales advisor is informed of the budget beforehand only the engagement rings within that price range will be shown. However, even if she figures out the price it could be viewed as a blessing in disguise, as after all you two are going to spend the life together and there should not be financial secrets.
If you still feel in your heart that a proposal seems incomplete without the presentation of an engagement ring, why not present your loved one with a temporary until you splash out on the real deal? Reve Diamonds offer a free Cubic Zirconia ‘placeholder ring’ to use during your proposal. This free ring can then be exchanged for the real thing when you both return to Reve Diamonds showroom to choose the diamond engagement ring that is “the one”.
Alongside our stunning collection of exquisite diamond engagement rings we also offer couples the opportunity to create a truly one-of-a-kind engagement ring, designed to reflect your love story with our bespoke engagement ring service. Under the guidance of our in-house design experts and master craftsmen jewellers, you can both design your engagement ring from scratch choosing the setting, the metal, diamond cut and carats to suit your budget.
After all an engagement ring isn’t just a tradition, but an ornament that is going to be worn for a lifetime, so it is important to choose it together so you both are happy about it.