This is it. Your big moment. Her big moment. Your big moment together. You bend down dramatically, drop to one knee, produce an incredible gleaming rock, look up into her stunned excited waiting eyes and, each syllable feeling like an incredible release, ask the biggest question either of you will ever ask in your entire life— “Will you marry me?”
That’s the way we like to imagine our engagement will go, anyway. Needless to say there are plenty of different variations on that theme, but the main idea is the same—a grand romantic gesture that ends with you producing an impossibly beautiful engagement ring and asking your partner if you love one another enough to spend the rest of your lives together. That’s a big question with an even bigger answer, so it should come as no surprise that a big diamond ring is so often part of the ritual. That said, there are almost as many different diamond and alternative engagement rings available as there are ways to ask the question. Here is a quick look at just a few of the guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind when buying the diamond you want in preparation for the answer you want.
Maybe a century ago, when diamond rings were strictly the domain of the elite, any diamond ring would have been enough, but in today’s wide open jewellery game, just any old diamond ring won’t do. Ideally, your engagement ring should somehow complement your partner’s personality. After all, you’re proposing to spend the rest of your life with them, so it’s probably a good idea that you understand them on a deep personal level. Do they have a favourite colour? How about a preferred style? Do you happen to know if they actually prefer a gemstone more than diamond? Customise your diamond the way you’d customise your question—namely, making it one of a kind and a perfect fit for the perfect partner.
Tradition vs. Innovation
When it comes to buying engagement rings in Houston, or anywhere else for that matter, you’re likely to come up against the question of tradition vs. innovation. Here again, it comes down to how well you know your bride or groom-to-be—are they softies for old-fashioned displays of romance and affection, or might they like a little twist with their engagement ring? From heart-shaped diamond arrangements and fabulous new designs to traditional settings straight out of a fairy tale, know your audience so you can choose the perfect ring for your partner.
Finally, consider the colour of the diamond or other gemstone itself. This again ties back into the question of tradition vs. innovation and serves as a test of how well you know your partner’s personality—would they prefer a classic “clear” or “white” diamond setting, or might they prefer a setting that has a bit of colour to it? The same question applies to the band—would they prefer traditional silver or gold, or something unique?
Consider all these questions and prepare to receive the answer of a lifetime!