Now the excitement of Christmas and New year is done, we are fast approaching the romance of Valentines Day, and this special time of year may be the time you decide to pop the question!
Whilst there are many things to consider when planning a proposal, the ring can easily be the most important element. Here at R J Morris Jewellers, we have a beautiful range of engagement rings, with a beautiful array of styles and stones to ensure that you choose the perfect one! From the timeless classic diamond solitaire rings to more unusual coloured gemstones in vintage settings. We understand that it can be difficult to choose so we are always happy to offer advice on what may be most suitable for your partner, which may help reduce down the options, contact us if you have any questions.
Deciding you want to marry and spend the rest of your life with someone is a life-changing experience, so making the proposal memorable for you and your partner is important. This starts with choosing the right ring. Many people drop hints about the type of ring they want, so tune into any mentions your partner makes about jewellery and other people’s engagement rings - even if they aren’t purposefully hinting at what they’d like to see on their own ring finger, you can use these comments to gauge their preferred style. Failing that, consider your partner’s style - are they more into simple, timeless pieces, or is their wardrobe full of the latest, colourful trends? This can help you decide whether they’d like something elegant and understated or eye-catching and unique.
While the oft-quoted rule is to spend two months’ salary on the ring, in reality, there are no hard and fast rules about how you shop for a ring. Work out a budget that works best for you. There’s also no reason why you can’t involve your partner in this process - you can ask them for pointers on their preferred style or shop for the ring together before or after the proposal. We would also recommend taking a look through this very helpful blog by Sainsbury's Bank Guide to Proposals.