For Grooms How to find out her perfect engagement ring

What kind of metal does she prefer? Is it white or yellow gold, or does she favour platinum, maybe silver?

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There are actually two categories of men out there as far as engagement is concerned - the upfront guys and the surprise guys.

The upfront guy is aware that his girlfriend knows the 'next level' is at hand, and would take her ring shopping to find out what she likes. He may make the proposal a surprise, but she's already expecting it.

On the other hand, the surprise guy believes complete astonishment is a must for a good proposal, so he searches for her perfect ring alone and keeps it a secret until the special day.

If you belong to the second category, then you will find this article quite useful. Here are some tips on finding your ladylove the perfect engagement ring:

  • The Sparkle: Diamonds are a girl's bestfriend! There are countless options available for you to choose from. When it comes to deciding the exact one she would like, you could casual pass a comment about someone's diamond ring and pay close attention to how she replies to this. Her response will give you an idea of what her kind of ring is.

  • The Metal: What kind of metal does she prefer? Is it white or yellow gold, or does she favour platinum, maybe silver? A lot of ladies choose rings based on their own complexion and skin tone. Take note of which colour of rings she wears often, whether yellow or white gold, and this will give you a hint of what she wants. Better still, engage her in jewelry talk and pretend to be uninterested when she starts giving lengthy details, but make sure you are taking it all in.

  • The Size: The perfect ring must fit. This could be a little tricky. However, the easiest way to scale this hurdle is to take one of her rings to a local jeweler. Make sure it is the one she wears on her ring finger mostly. If you are worried she might notice the missing ring, then wrap a thin piece of paper around her finger while she's sleeping, tape it and keep it for reference at the jeweler's.

  • Her Bestfriend: This is like a shortcut and the fastest way to get the answers you need. Her bestfriend will definitely know what kind of ring she wants, especially if they've known each other for a very long time. Chances are, they'd talked about rings at one time or the other. If she can be trusted to keep a secret, let her in on what you're up to and ask her opinion on your girl's choice of rings.

If all of that fails, here are some statistics relating to engagement rings, that can help you find her perfect style:

  • Over 60% of engagement rings have your traditional Round Brilliant shape

  • The next most popular shapes are Princess and Cushion.

  • Most rings today are White Gold, this was not the case 20-25 years ago

Always remember when selecting that perfect engagement ring for her pick something that reflects who she is and what she is about. If she has a classic style don't buy her a flashy, trendy ring.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can find her perfect ring.

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