If you’re a man shopping for an engagement ring, you’re probably facing one massive obstacle. And that’s that you’re a man shopping for an engagement ring. It might be that you have great knowledge of ring settings and gemstones. If so, this is not for you. This blog is for men asking how to decide which engagement ring she wants. Men who have never bought a ring but know they simply can’t afford to screw this up.
So, if you’re a man looking to buy the perfect engagement ring but you just don’t know where to start, read on:
1- PAY ATTENTION TO HER STYLE
Now, you probably already know this. You just may not know that you know it. Think about the jewelry, clothing and accessories she usually wears.
Does she like simple fashion such as jeans and t-shirts? If so, she probably wants a ring that is simple and minimalist so a solitaire ring might be a good choice.
If she is up to date with trends and likes buying the latest fashion, you’ll want to look at engagement ring trends. The best way to do this is to check out the latest celebrity engagements and see what they’re wearing.
Does she have a passion for nostalgia? If she likes vintage clothes and accessories, a vintage style engagement ring will fit right in. A halo engagement ring or Art Deco engagement ring might be just the ticket.
Well, you use it for everything else! Check out her Instagram, Pinterest and any other social media sites. It’s not snooping, she’s put it out there for all to see, and it will help you get an idea of what she likes (and hates). Check the comments. You never know, she may have inadvertently shown you exactly what you should be looking for.
Even if you don’t know what the styles are called, you’ll know what they look like. And you can always take a screenshot to bring in store and show one of our diamond jewelry experts.
3- ASK THE WOMEN CLOSEST TO HER
Sisters, friends, mothers. They know. There will no doubt have been many chats over a coffee or a glass of wine and they’ll be able to guide you.
4- CHECK OUT HER OTHER JEWELRY
What colors does she prefer? Does she like a big center stone or clusters of smaller stones? Does she like white, yellow or rose gold? Think about what she wears on a daily basis but also consider her go-to pieces when she’s getting dressed up.
Is her jewelry collection classic or contemporary?
If a friend or relative has recently got engaged and posted a picture of their ring, bring it up in conversation. Just make sure it sounds authentic though.
‘I can’t believe Brad actually put his hand in his pocket and bought a decent ring’ might be more to you than ‘Oh, that’s delightful and makes her hand ever so slender, don’t you agree?’
5- CONSIDER “JUST BROWSING”
You could stop when passing a jeweler to ‘just browse’, although this may give the game away. You might be better advised to stop and check the latest score in the game while next to a jeweler and see if she takes the bait.
If her attention is drawn to the ring collection, see what catches her eye. She may even mention it herself.