For some, choosing an engagement ring for your partner can seem like a huge undertaking. Suddenly, you’re expected to know about cuts, carats and clarity as well as ring sizes.  It’s a lot more complicated than you thought and you may be feeling a little out of your depth. How are you supposed to know which ring she wants? Here at Marlow’s Diamonds, we understand that you may be feeling a little stressed at the concept of finding the right ring. Here are our top tips for finding out what engagement ring she wants.

Consult the Jewellery Box

If you are adamant that you want the ring choice to be a surprise, the first place that you should start is always in the jewellery box. Have a look through her collection of rings, necklaces and earrings. With any luck, you should spot a consistent design, colour scheme, cut and size. She may have lots of square shaped jewellery or lots of gold designs. All of this should help you to shed some light on what her personal taste is.

Finger Size Matters

You wouldn’t buy her anything else to wear without checking that you had the right size first. The same mentality should definitely apply to the process of buying an engagement ring. If you get the sizing wrong your loved one will have to wait even longer to have her beautiful engagement ring. Why not use our comprehensive guide to help you find the correct ring size for your partner? Using one of her current rings you should be able to get the accurate size with our online tool.

A Subtle Survey

The second you ask direct questions about rings, diamonds or engagements, she’s going to catch on. Especially if it’s not the sort of thing you talk about on a regular basis. However, there are a few subtle ways you can extract the information from her to narrow down your ring options. If she’s getting ready to go out, make some jewellery suggestions and gauge her reaction. If a friend has recently got engaged, why not ask what she thinks of their ring?

The Best Friend

Her best friend is likely to be a fountain of knowledge and the quickest way to get the answers you want and need. Your bride to be and her best friend are sure to have spoken about the topic before, or at least spoken about their jewellery preferences. Nevertheless, you need to ensure that the best friend can be completely trusted and is very reliable. The last thing you want is to have the surprise spoilt by somebody else.

Listen

The cornerstone of any good relationship is communication, no matter how you go about doing it. If you have been listening carefully, you will be able to recall from memory what has been said about engagement rings in the past. It’s not your everyday conversation, but it’s likely that she’s mentioned her favourite styles in passing. Once you have got her preferences decoded, you will be able to start the shopping process with Marlow’s Diamonds, either on-site or in-store.