Getting engaged, it’s a pretty big deal right? I can still remember my engagement like it was yesterday, despite it being almost nine years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. The moment my husband got down on to his knee and presented me with a ring will stay with me forever.
I often find myself admiring my engagement ring. My husband did well when he picked it. It’s beautiful, it fits perfectly, and it’s everything I dreamed of when I imagined my engagement. It’s a .5 carat diamond set in to white gold, and I absolutely love it. To be honest, I think I would have loved whatever my husband picked, purely for the sentiment. But if I’d been given the chance to pick my own ring, this is exactly the style I would have picked.
Traditionally, it is down to one half of the couple to choose the ring as a surprise for their partner. I guess that’s a lot of pressure, because choosing a ring your partner will potentially wear for the rest of their life is no small task!
Now some couples choose to shop for an engagement ring together. I always wondered how that would work, as getting down on one knee for a surprise proposal often plays a big part in an engagement. I only recently found out that you can buy ‘Marry me rings‘, which you can propose with. They are often made with cubic zirconia, and can be redeemed against a real ring later. That means the real ring can be chosen together, allowing the bride to pick exactly what she wants. Pretty smart!
So what would you choose if you were given the chance to pick your own engagement ring? Maybe you’d opt for something like these beautiful diamonds from F.Hinds? Or perhaps you’d opt for a smaller diamond and put more focus on your wedding ring? Maybe you’d even prefer not to pick your own and enjoy the surprise.
For me, I’m happy that my husband went down the traditional route. If I could turn back time and do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing! But I can absolutely understand why people would prefer to pick their own. There’s definitely no right or wrong way, whatever works best for you as a couple! Let me know in the comments what you think!