Of all the pieces of jewelry you will buy, the engagement ring is the most important one of all. This is the one she’ll wear the rest of her life.
Here are some tips on choosing the one that fits her the most. Try to find out what her tastes are in jewelry. For example, some rings are traditional while others are more contemporary. How can you tell without asking her?
Start by talking to her family or friends. Make your plans known but make sure they keep the secret. Ask if there is a type of ring or a shape of stone that she has always talked of. Maybe she mentioned wanted a solitaire ring or a princess cut butterfly diamond, or maybe she wanted a colored gem. Little detective work can go a long way!
If you have a good guess but you cannot online or in stores then you’ll probably need to get a custom-made ring. Which in this case, you’ll need to buy a diamond or a gem. I personally love EraGem, their selection of rings or gems are beautiful and they will probably have what you want.
High-end jewelers can help design the perfect ring for your fiancé. They can help bring your ideas to life. If you can afford it, then custom is the way to go. It tends to be more expensive but it adds a personal touch that a store-bought ring cannot do.
My mother had a wedding ring that was made for her by a friend of hers. I loved that my dad able to do that and keep it a secret until he proposed. They celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary and it sparkles!