If your mind is made up with a surprise proposal there are ways to figure out your significant others ring size. You’ve got to be cool and be subtle about it. Women are a lot smarter than we give them credit for sometimes. If you blow your cover, you’ll lose that OMG moment. Be cool. Ask her to help you pick out a ring for a sister, mother, grandmother or someone she knows. Ask to borrow her fingers and have her check some sizes for someone’s hand that is close to hers. You can casually ask her for your own reference what her ring sizes are and if you really got some nerve buy an inexpensive size 6 ring and have her try it on. Size 6 to 6.5 is the most common ring finger size for the average woman. You can tell her the ring is for your mother and actually give it to your mother so she won’t suspect anything. We will teach you how to secretly get her ring size.
Deciding on an engagement ring for your lady is no small feat. There are so many engagement ring shapes and cuts that some couples find it easier to decide on a ring together. Or if you’re lucky enough to have a ring that’s been passed down through your family, then you’re already home! However, if you are the kind of guy who says, “Hold my beer,” when it comes to challenges, then picking out a surprise diamond ring is for you. It doesn’t sound so hard, huh? Are you sure? Because you are now on the hunt for the one piece of jewelry your fiancé will wear every single day for the rest of her life.
Will it go with her dresses, work clothes, jeans, evening wear? It won’t be a perfect match in every way, but if your fiancé is a CEO she might not care for a ring that looks like she moonlights making gypsy wedding dresses. But if she’s an artist, she might. So, your first job is to look at the girl. Which, I’m assuming, isn’t a difficult job for you.
If you’re a man buying a diamond engagement ring for the lady with whom you’ll spend the rest of your life, think of it like purchasing a motorcycle, or a new surfboard, or gaming components. You don’t acquire those things by walking in the door and telling the store clerk, “Just give me whatever’s cheap.” No, you look through several items, do test drives, calculate the cost and most of all you will happily educate yourself on make, model…all the little quirks. That’s the same way you’re going to buy this ring. Buying an engagement ring is a huge step but can be fun too!
First, what can you afford? Because an engagement ring should say, “I love you,” not, “I’m going to lead us into crippling debt.” The old rule used to be that you must pay between 2 and 3 months on this small treasure. However, a better question is: What can you comfortably handle? Money is always a concern. Try to save as much cash as you can to pay up front, or, if you can manage it, enough to purchase the ring outright. Just make sure payments won’t bust your monthly budget.
There is a trend these days toward couples selecting gemstones other than diamonds for their engagement rings. In some cases small diamonds or chips flank the chosen gemstone, but it isn’t a diamond taking center stage. Are there drawbacks to these choices? Will these couples enjoy the same longevity and quality of product when choosing to go with something other than a diamond for a ring she will wear for the rest of her life? Diamond engagement rings vs other gemstones has become a bit of a debate topic in recent years.
First of all, let’s look at what may in fact be the obvious reason these couples are going with alternate gemstones in the first place. They are far less expensive than diamonds. While some may say they don’t want a conventional ring like a diamond solitaire—they clearly haven’t taken a look at the many non-conventional diamond engagement rings on the market. Yes, they can save money by not purchasing a diamond, but will likely regret the decision one day.