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How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring

“After you have decided that the person you’re dating is your destiny, the next thing”
By Alex Glover February 25, 2015
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How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring

“After you have decided that the person you’re dating is your destiny, the next thing”
By Alex Glover February 25, 2015

After you have decided that the person you’re dating is your destiny, the next thing to do is to find the engagement ring she’ll never want to take off. The first and the main difficulty you’ll face is the size of the ring. Unfortunately, you can’t ask your partner directly about it.

The information below will help you to find out the size easily and not spoil the major surprise of her life.

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Engagement is an essential part of the marriage tradition and must be thoroughly planned beforehand. While shopping for the engagement ring, a man will surely be confused with the abundance of sparkly diamonds of all possible sizes and forms. According to statistics 61% of guys consult with their girlfriend before buying the ring. And it may be a good thing to do if you want to be sure your soulmate will be pleased with it. Richie Frieman, dating columnist and award winning author, advises you to go shopping for rings together: “Although it may sound a little unromantic, it'll definitely help ensure you end up giving her something she really likes.”

But there’s also another way to go. If you want to surprise your bride-to-be with the ring, you should do sort of little investigation. Put attention to the clues. If you’re dating long enough to think of engagement, you definitely know your partner’s likes and dislikes. Listen attentively and you’ll surely notice some subtle hints your loved one may give away.

As for the form of a diamond, there is a great variety of them: emerald, heart, round, Asscher, princess, marquise, oval, pear, cushion, etc. Statistics is that 56% of brides say their biggest priority was shape. Investigate attentively her jewelry box and you will surely find a prompt to what forms are her favorite.

In order to choose the right size of the ring, Annabel Davidson, Vanity Fair senior editor on jewellery/couture, suggests that: “The easiest way to find out the size is to slip away with a ring your significant other already wears on the ring finger (closest to the little finger), take it to any jeweller and get them to tell you the size.”

Another way to do this will require some cunning from you. Buy her a cheap “pre-engagement” ring and make sure you remember its size. She would think it’s a sweet little present from you, but in reality it’s a part of your intricate plan to see if the size you’ve chosen fits her well. Final step is to playfully put it on her ring finger. So now when you know her size, you’re ready to buy the “real” engagement ring.

You can also try to team up with her friends and parents.Your partner’s family may already know her ring size. If not, they can be more successful at finding it out than you.

Keep in mind that the most expensive ring isn’t the most beautiful. Taryn Hillin, love and sex writer at TMZ, provides Emory University research and states that “the bigger the diamond engagement ring, the shorter the marriage might be”. Don’t rush and grab the biggest one. Spend some time comparing different alternatives in various shops and go with the one you consider to express all your feelings for you bride-to-be.

Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, believes that knowing her tastes and taking time in choosing the perfect engagement ring are crucial. But he points out that engagement is more than just about picking the most beautiful and expensive ring, it’s about being sure you want to spend whole life with this person.

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