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Engagement Rings: A Guide for Guys

Engagement rings are such an important part of the proposal process that men can be reduced to nervous wrecks in their hunt for the perfect ring. How large should the diamond be? What colour? What shape? And the most important question of all - will she actually like it? To avoid proposal disasters, blokes should follow this guys-only guide to picking out perfect engagement rings.

Platinum Engagement Rings - Getting Stoned

The first thing a woman will notice on any engagement rings is the diamond, also known as ‘the stone’. Women have a tendency to huddle around any newly engaged peers and ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over her ring, admiring its size and sparkle. If appearance matters to you and you want to come out tops in the opinion of her friends and family (as well as her of course), then you’re going to have to do your research on diamonds. Don’t get fooled by extra large rocks on engagement rings if the price doesn’t seem to match the size. Chances are it’s a poorer quality diamond. Opting for a smaller but better cut stone will create more sparkle - which will be far more attention grabbing. Of course, if you’ve got some cash to splash, then go for high carat engagement rings in a unique shape like a heart, princess or emerald cut, and throw in a few surrounding diamonds for good measure. Engagement rings like this are sure to get an immediate “Yes!”.

Platinum Engagement Rings - Suit her Style

The catch 22 of buying engagement rings is that no matter how big or beautiful the diamond, you won’t impress her if you haven’t thought about her tastes. A down to earth girl will hate a huge flashy rock, and a glamorous girl who loves the finer things will be disappointed by a stingy little stone. When it comes to engagement rings, you’ve simply got to know your woman’s tastes. If you don’t already have a clue, rifle through her wardrobe and jewellery box and get an idea of her style. You could even secretly take one of her favourite rings as a size guide to help you get the perfect fit.

Platinum Engagement Rings - Secret Shopper

If you want to give your lady a surprise, then you’ll need be cunning whilst searching for engagement rings. Gaily wondering into the jewellery store opposite her office in town is not a good move, as all women have an engagement rings antennae and will immediately know what you’re up to. Play it safe by shopping for engagement rings online at work, so she won’t even be able to trace your footsteps. This way you can have the ring delivered to work as well so she’ll never suspect a thing. The look on her face when you get down on one knee and pop the question with one of the most stylish engagement rings she’s ever seen will be well worth the effort.