If you’re planning on getting engaged, you might think that you have to buy a ring in secret and pop the question when she’s least expecting it. This is a very popular way to propose and it could definitely be the right option for you if you choose it, but you don’t HAVE TO make the engagement ring a surprise. It's your proposal and you can do whatever works best for you and your partner!
For a number of reasons, you may wish to buy the engagement ring together as a couple. Your partner could have very unique taste, or they could be very particular about what they want. They might want to have some input into the ring, since they’ll be the one wearing every day. The two of you might even decide that you want to design a custom engagement ring together. Whatever your reasons, if you want to buy an engagement ring as a couple, here are some tips.
Still Make it Special
Just because you’re shopping for an engagement ring together, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be romantic or special. In fact, it can be just as romantic as surprising her with a ring. Make a event out of it. Decide which stores you want to look at, then spend the day shopping, enjoying each other’s company, and stopping for lunch, dinner, and drinks along the way. Just because shopping for a ring together isn’t the most traditional way to buy a ring, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still make it memorable.
As mentioned above, you should plan to visit several jewelers when you are buying your engagement ring. Different jewelers offer different collections and different services, so you’ll want to take the time to find one that’s right for you.
It’s often a good idea to check out online jewelers as well, since these retailers are sometimes able to offer lower prices. However, only shop at reputable online jewelry stores and be sure to read reviews and store policies before you buy. For more information, read about buying an engagement ring online and get more information on the biggest online diamond stores in Canada.
Propose as a Surprise, then Buy a Ring
Most people propose with the ring itself, and this may be what you want to do. In fact, once your partner tells people that the two of you are engaged, one of the first things that many people will ask is “Can you show me the ring?” If you haven’t bought a ring yet, this can make the situation somewhat awkward. But that’s okay! The end result will be an incredible engagement ring that both of you love and a lifetime spent together, so don’t worry about it!
Buy the Ring Together, then Propose as a Surprise
The opposite method is to go ring shopping together, but then to make the actual proposal a surprise. Of course, since you just bought a ring, she will be expecting a proposal at some point, but she won’t know when and she won’t know what you’re going to do. This method allows you to still have a romantic surprise proposal with the ring.
Planning a proposal in this way can be a lot of fun. You'll be able to leave her anticipating the proposal and then make huge splash when you finally get down on one knee and pop the question.
Get a Custom Engagement Ring
If you buy your engagement ring together as a couple, this can be the perfect opportunity for you to design a custom engagement ring. This will mean that you’ll be able to get the exact ring that you want.
When you come into our Toronto custom engagement ring design studio, you’ll sit down with one of our design consultants and talk about your vision for your ring. This can be a truly enjoyable experience as both of you will be able to give input and you’ll really be able to design a wonderful ring together.
Once you’ve detailed your ideas, the design specialist will sketch the ring so that you can get an idea of what it will look like. Once you approve of the sketch, it will be turned into a computer-assisted design, so you can get a better idea of the proportions of the ring. From there, the ring will be made into a 3D model, and eventually a real precious metal ring. Find out more about custom engagement rings Toronto.