2018 is nearly here, and that means it’s the perfect time to think about how to send the year out in style and commemorate the next one. One incredible way to do this is with the gift of diamonds. Diamonds are a perfect gift because almost everyone loves receiving them. Plus, there are so many wonderful ways to give diamonds that you’re almost guaranteed to find a way to brighten up someone’s life with a stunning piece of diamond jewelry.
Getting Engaged on New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular days of the year to propose, and it make sense! After all, New Year’s Eve is a magical time. You spend it with loved ones, you get dressed up and go out on the town, you hold each other close as the year ticks down, and you kiss as the clock strikes midnight. The only thing that could make this night more romantic is a proposal.
If you’re planning on proposing on New Year’s Eve, remember the importance of planning. This is a very busy time of year, and you don’t want your efforts to be thwarted by long lines, busy restaurants, or the inability to get a cab, so plan ahead. If you want to propose at a certain place or in a certain way, make sure to get reservations early and to plan for how you’re going to get there on time. It always takes longer to get around on New Year’s Eve.
You’ll also have to think about whether your special someone will appreciate a public proposal. After all, as the ball drops to welcome in 2018, you’ll likely be in a public place, or at least a place surrounded by people, so know that your engagement probably won’t be a one-on-one moment shared by just the two of you. Some people absolutely love the idea of a public proposal, while others are totally turned off by it. Think of what the person you’re proposing to would like. After all, this moment is really about them.
You should also check with the host of your party if you’re going to be ringing in the new year at a friend’s house party. Why? Once you pop the question, it’s going to be all everyone at the party will be talking about (with good reason!) so you should make sure that the host is okay with you stealing their thunder.
If you don’t want to propose in public, but you still want to make the day extra special by popping the question, why not do it earlier in the night before you head out for the evening? This will give you some one-on-one time, but also let you celebrate your proposal with an epic New Year’s party. It’s the best of both worlds! You’ll be able to head out for the evening with two things to celebrate, and your friends and loved ones will likely be there too to make it even more special!
Want some help finding a diamond engagement ring for the special moment? Check out our guide to Getting Her the Engagement Ring She’s Always Wanted and read our list of Three Things You Should Know About Diamonds Before You Buy an Engagement Ring. Not sure if it’s the right time to pop the question? Here are Five Signs You’re Ready for Marriage.
Proposing on New Year’s Day
A less common, but still very romantic time to propose is New Year’s Day. This is usually a more relaxed and stress-free day for most people, so it could be a good time to pop the question. You’re also more likely to get some alone time with your partner on New Year’s Day, which could make it a good time to get down on one knee. However, this might not be the best option if you’re planning on staying up late the night before. You don\'t want to be tired and sore when you propose.
No matter how you decide to celebrate the New Year, and whether or not you propose, marking the occasion with diamonds is the perfect way to make the moment memorable. Looking for some help with choosing the perfect gift? Take a look at our collection of diamond pendants or read up on our guide to buying the perfect diamond.