When it comes to proposals and engagement rings, every girl has a picture of what it must look like. You must have planned and dreamt of having the love of your life propose to you with the perfect ring, in the perfect setting. But how do you get him to know what you want without having to say it outrightly. Here are 5 tips to help you get what you’ve always dreamed of.
1. You both do your homework
What you really need to know about diamonds can be boiled down to the 4Cs: carat, color, clarity, and cut. The 4Cs were developed by the Gemology Institute of America (GIA) to grade diamonds by a universal standard. Buying a diamond with a GIA grading report on the 4Cs will give him confidence that he’s getting exactly what he’s paying for. It will also give you purchasing power if years down the road you decide to get an upgrade.
2. Leave subtle hints
Dropping hints can go a long way—you’ll get what you want, and he’ll get the satisfaction of knowing what you like without having to flat out ask. You could comment innocently on rings you like from a magazine or one a mutual friend wears. Leaving hints around the house could be helpful, he just stumbles on them – leave your computer or a magazine opened to a page with the diamond of your dreams.
3. Get close family or friends to leave hints
Your fiance will undoubtedly talk to female family members and girlfriends about what you like—so make sure they’re in the know.*wink
4. Visit a jewelry store together
Going to a jeweller together just to look, not necessarily at a ring, can often do the trick. A good number of today’s brides are involved in the ring selection process, which is good, because he would leave with an idea of what you love.
5. Just tell him
When hints and casual jewelry store visits don’t work, just explain exactly what you want. You’ll make that once-in-a-lifetime purchase less stressful for him, perfect for you, and guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime moment for both of you!
Did you or did you not get your dream diamond?