HELP FOR GUYS
The perfect surprise,
HELP FOR GUYS
The perfect surprise,
A little stuck, confused or just don’t know where to begin? If you’re like most of us, you’re probably sitting there thinking ‘holy hell, how am I meant to know what she likes?’. Well, we’ve created a help guide exclusively for the guys to guide you through and make this process easy, stress-free, and most importantly, fun. So, let’s get started.
1. THE DESIGN
If you’re not one of the lucky ones that has step by step instructions of exactly what her dream ring is, then working out design is going to be the first step. The good news is, you’ll likely surprise yourself with how much you do actually know her style and you can take a few tips from the kind of jewellery that she wears too. If your partner is often seen sporting silver then White Gold is going to be a good place to start, but if she’s more often in coppery or yellow tones then Rose or Yellow Gold are going to be better options.
You can also take hints if she’s shown images or ask a close friend or family member if she’s mentioned anything. Or, even come and chat with us about what she’s about and we can guide you through the best options. The important thing is if you’re unsure, simple is probably best or if you’re looking for a really safe option you could also go for one our proposal rings instead.
This can often be the most overwhelming part. It’s unknown territory for most of us and there’s a lot of jargon and specific terms to go with it. Honestly, if you delve really deep it all starts to sound a little scientific. If you feel like you can trust the jeweller and their experience to handle this for you, then it’s going to make the process a lot more smooth and easy for you. But, a general overview often makes guys more comfortable in understanding what they’re buying. The most important thing to look for is a well balanced diamond. You want a nice bright, beautiful white sparkling diamond and this means looking at how it works as a whole, not just a few specific elements. If you do want to read up on this a bit more you can do so in our diamond guide here.
3. HOW MUCH TO SPEND
As much as they say 3 months salary and the like, this part is actually down to what best suits you and what you’re happy to spend. You want to get a balance between recognising the importance of this piece and how long she will wear it for, while still being comfortable with what you spend. An average amount is somewhere in the 5-10k mark, but each individual is different and this is all about you. We’ll create your piece to suit your price point, so think about what your comfortable with and go from there.
4. HOW ORGANISED TO BE
Again, this part is a little different for everyone, but most of our customers like to be a little more organised. Instead of picking up the ring in the week of the proposal, think about organising it a few months before. This gives you time to relax and focus on how you’re going to pop the question all while being confident knowing you have the perfect ring to accompany your surprise.
5. ASKING THE QUESTION
The perfect idea might pop into your head or you might need a little help (if this is you, check out some of our proposal ideas here). Either way, just make sure your proposal has some thoughtfulness behind it and represents you as a couple. This is a story that will be told over many champagnes for years ahead so it’s a special one.