5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

I’ve officially been engaged for 6 months, and only have 4 months left until our wedding! I’ve gotten so many compliments and questions on my engagement ring over the last few months, so I shared it on Instagram the other day for everyone who hadn’t already seen it. Jake gave me the ring of my dreams, and I’m so excited to wear it every day for the rest of my life!

I recently discovered a new website that’s all about getting engaged, and I wanted to share some fun articles from it along with 5 tips for finding the perfect engagement ring!

Related: See these engagement photos here! We also did a casual look here.

One of the main things that Jake and I talked about before we got engaged was what I wanted my ring to be like. He knew a few things were important to me but had no idea what my exact style was, so he took me to look at rings before hand to get an idea. Engagement ring shopping can be pretty overwhelming if you aren’t sure what you’re looking for!

I knew I didn’t want a diamond center stone because that’s what everyone has. I have so many friends with gorgeous rings that I literally wouldn’t know what ring belonged to what girl if they were all on a table together because they’re so similar! Which shows they all have great taste, but it was important to me that my ring was unique and one-of-a-kind.

I’ve collected some articles to share with you guys about engagement rings, because I know that it’s really exciting to start looking, but there are also some things you should know going in! And honestly, even if you’re not thinking about getting engaged, looking at rings and fantasizing is just fun. I’m pretty sure all girls fantasize about their wedding their whole life, right?

All of these articles are from Oh So Perfect Proposal, which is a site I love that’s full of everything to do with engagements. Proposal ideas, rings, wedding bands, etc. You can even submit your proposal story and be featured on their page!

Related: Read My Proposal Story Here

I’m a fan of pretty simple rings myself and didn’t want anything too crazy. If you’re a fan of simple rings, too, check out this post. It hits on all of the classics as well as the popular trends right now.

I’ve also always loved heart shaped rings, but they’re very hard to find and quite expensive. I didn’t want something super pricey, so that didn’t work out. This just shows you might have an idea of what you want, but it’s important to keep an open mind when you’re shopping because you never know what will change. I thought I had fallen in love with a specific style until I saw the one I ended up with!

If you’re a fan of unique rings, take a look at this post that shares 33 truly unique ring styles. They are so different and stunning. And this whole page is dedicated to different stone shapes if you’re trying to get an idea of what you like.

So here are my tips for you:

  1. Talk about what you want! If you’re with the man you’re going to marry, you need to be open with each other. Share your ideas, show him your Pinterest board (you know you have one!). Letting him wing it could end up coming back to bite you, so be up front with your taste.
  2. Go look at rings together. It’s SO crucial to actually try things on and get a feeling for what you like and what you don’t. It could easily change once you’re actually there. It did for me! This is also important to get the correct ring size. Trust me, you won’t want to take it off to get it resized!
  3. Let him know what means the most to you. To me, uniqueness was huge. He knew I wanted something different. If you want something specific, tell him that. This is not the time to be vague, ladies. If you want a halo or you only want white gold, make sure he knows that.
  4. Trust him to pick the right one. Giving your input is important, but I think it’s also really special for him to have the final decision. Jake and I found my ring together, but he picked the stone alone so I had no idea what the final product would look like. The surprise is key! Trust that he knows you and that you’ve communicated your style.
  5. Talk about getting engaged. This isn’t ring related, but it’s equally important. If you don’t want him to pop the question at the game on the big screen, let him know that. If you want a photographer there to catch the moment, or if you want him to ask your parent’s blessing, let him know ahead of time. I’m not saying plan your own proposal, but at least tell him what you don’t want. Check out these proposal ideas for some inspiration 😉

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

XO,

Dani

*Thanks to Miss to Mrs Box for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own, as always.

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