If you are planning to propose to your partner, there are likely to be many things on your mind. After all, you have to be sure you are ready to make the commitment and you also need to consider how you will go about asking for her hand in marriage.

After all, this is likely to be one of the biggest things you have done in your life and you do not want to get it wrong.

Of course, choosing between the array of diamond engagement rings currently available is one of the most important aspects of the process. This romantic item represents your love and devotion to her and so it is crucial she loves and cherishes it.

If it is not to her tastes or is the wrong size, you may have to exchange it and this is by no means ideal. Starting your life as an engaged couple with such a mistake to deal with is not a great beginning to this new phase of your lives.

And these days there are many engagement rings to choose from, including custom engagement rings.

However, the success of your proposal extends to issues beyond this item of jewellery and it is vital you get the whole thing right. For example, you must choose somewhere romantic that she will appreciate.

Also, you ought to think carefully about the words you will use to woo her. Make sure the message is personal and describes how much you care about her.

And of course you need to think about whether or not to ask her parents first and how you will hide and present the ring when you do eventually hand it over.