Engagement Proposal Tips - Presenting The Ring
Posted on: 12/11/2015
Whether you’re planning to propose or are treating a loved one to a special gift, rings are a popular choice for Christmas presents. Here are our quick tips to help you make sure you get it right this Christmas, especially if you’re buying that all important engagement ring!
This year we've put on our collective thinking caps and came up with four tips that anyone purchasing an engagement ring needs to consider, whether they're looking for one of our sterling silver Hot Diamonds rings or at one of our gold engagement rings.
Tip 1: Make it Personal
Rings are a very personal and often symbolic jewellery pieces. Make sure you look at what style of ring or jewellery the person you are choosing the ring for likes to wear. Have a little look in their jewellery box if you can (don't get caught!) If they have classic tastes, you might want to play it safe by choosing a yellow gold ring. Many more people are choosing coloured stones for engagement rings. Sapphire and diamond rings are particularly popular as engagement rings, partly due to the influence of the iconic ring worn first by Lady Diana and then more recently by Kate Middleton.
Tip 2: Meaning and Significance
Many gemstones also have special meanings, which you may want to consider. Ruby and diamond rings, for example, are particularly popular for couples as this fiery red gemstone is said to symbolise deep, passionate love.
Many of our rings have links underneath the description which will give you more information about the specific gemstone used in that design, which offers a great resource for you to find out more about your chosen piece.
Tip 3: Consider Birthstones
Rubies and sapphires are also both examples of birthstones – gemstones which are linked to particular months. If the recipient has a May birthday, for example, an emerald ring or an emerald and diamond ring could be the perfect choice, as emeralds are the birthstone for that month.
Here is a list of the birthstones that usually mark the different months:
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal
November – Topaz
December – Blue Topaz & Tanzanite
Tip 4: Shape
Apart from the material or choice of gemstones used in the ring, you should also consider the shape. An eternity ring could be an ideal design for someone with a busy lifestyle as the low profile means it is less likely to get caught. Of course, even when looking at eternity rings there is lots of variety; claw set or channel set designs give a very different look to this style of ring. A large raised cluster, however, would be absolutely perfect for someone who likes to be the centre of attention as there is no missing one of these statement designs! Above all consider the tastes and personal style of the person you are buying it for and this will help guide your choice.
Once you have decided what style of ring you are looking for and possibly even found the perfect design, then you are ready for the next all-important step: getting the right size. Make sure you check back over the next few days to read our next two blogs in this short series - on size (read it here now) and on timescales - for more great tips!