When the time comes to ask that woman of your dreams to be with you forever, you have quite a bit to think about in regards to how to ask her, when to ask her, and if you want to get her an engagement ring. You may think that everyone gets these, but that is not always the case. It is traditional though, so if that is what you want to do, take some time so that you know you have made the right choice. It may be doing some investigating if you are not sure what she wants, and it may mean doing some serious shopping. Whatever the case, the right ring can say it all.
One would assume that the perfect engagement ring would be one that features a diamond, but that is not always the case. Some people like to have a colored stone for an engagement ring. This trend has been under the radar for some time, but the engagement of Prince William using his mother’s engagement ring has inspired this trend all over again. A birth stone, or just a stone other than a diamond that a woman prefers is a great ring. The point is that she loves it and it fits with her personality.
That does not mean that you can not buy your lady a diamond engagement ring. The problem some have with diamonds is that they can be very expensive. If you have the money for a nice one, buy all means buy it, as long as you are not going into debt to get it. That does not make sense in today’s economy. However, if you want to get something small, get a ring that can be added to later on in your marriage. This way you can add more gems or diamonds to the ring as you have more money to spare. This is a great alternative when money is tight but the love is strong.
Friends and family can help you choose the right engagement ring if you are not sure what to get, but be careful who you choose to help. Some well meaning people simply can not keep quiet and may spill your secret. Find someone who you know can keep quiet, but knows your love well enough to help you get what she wants. One consideration that you must know, besides the type of diamond or gem they may like, is if she prefers gold or silver. This is something you may already know, but when a woman wears both, it can be hard to choose. This ring will be on her finger every single day, so that is one thing you have to get right on an engagement ring.
If an engagement ring is out of the question for you right now, your girl may already know that. Some couples find that choosing something else as an engagement gift is the way to go, and then a diamond is purchased later on in the marriage at one, five or ten years. You go into marriage already having to pay for a wedding, and getting started with life together in general can be trying, so don’t go into debt too much so that you can not get through the wedding or you lose the chance to buy a home together. Your engagement ring can wait, with a proper and much less expensive alternative offered instead.