Discover her style
In this stage, we like to get to know the wearer. What sort of things do they like to do in their spare time? Are they a fan of the BLING in a Kim Kardashian kind of way or is their style more classic and conservative?
Social media snoop
In this phase it is all about doing your research and looking for the subtle clues that she has left behind for your to find and follow. The ideal places to look, are here Social Media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest Boards. You will be able to see the kind of rings that she has been liking and commenting on. If you are especially lucky she may even have one image titled “The One”
In today’s world of celebrity engagement rings, there is a definite trend for bigger diamond engagement rings. To make sure that she isn’t going to just love the style you chose but the size of the rock as well, make sure that you are paying attention to her expectations about the centre stone she would like.
Get the right design
If you are looking for an engagement ring that doesn’t look like everyone else’s. Then seeing a professional jewellery designer will enable you to create something unique and special. It is the little things that come make all the difference to an engagement ring and it shows her how much you care that you put the effort in to have it customised for her.
A professional jewellery designer will design your
engagement ring to;
- maximise the diamonds impact
- while achieving perfect proportions and levels,
- incorporating special side features that are there just for her
- Be able to draw you a customised 3D sketch in front of you
- Combine all the elements you like from multiple rings into the one perfect ring
Select the perfect diamond
You might think that a diamond is a diamond, right? Choosing the perfect diamond can be as important if not more important than choosing her dream ring style. Afterall the diamond is the picture inside a beautiful frame, and unlike a bottle of wine it isn’t going to get any better with time. So it is vitally important to spend the time and seek out a diamond expert who can help you navigate the world of diamond and chose a diamond that sparkles unlike any other, and let’s be honest, is the envy of all of her friends. With over 22 years of experience in diamond grading, every diamond at Xennox has been hand selected to ensure that it is the very best in its grade. Only one in every 25-30 diamonds is good enough to get the Xennox Diamonds hand selected stamp of approval.
In your diamond selection experience we will show you how to maximise your diamonds B.L.I.N.G.
B. Basic 4C’s of your diamond – Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat weight
L. Learn how to look at a diamond with a jewellers loupe
I. International Grading education
N. Never pay for a difference you can’t see
G. Goals for you diamond.
Choose your master jeweller
A master of anything is someone who has dedicated a significant portion of their life to perfecting their craft. You can’t learn everything there is to know about hand crafting engagement rings from a book, it is something that is handed down from a master to an apprentice over decades of tuition. There are many benefits to having your ring handcrafted such as;
- Hand crafted rings are stronger as the metal has been hammered and forged, which compresses the molecules in the gold to make it more durable.
- Settings are made exactly for the stones they are holding to maximise the visual look of the ring and the stone, instead of using a one size fits all process.
- Settings that are made well can be set better by a professional diamond setter thereby making them more secure and less likely to fall out.
- Diamonds that are set into the band can set into the band so that they fit tightly to give you a more fuller diamond look.
Having your ring handcrafted by a master jeweller should also come with a lifetime manufacturing warranty to guard against any potential faults. You award winning master jeweller should also be able to show you progress photos of your engagement ring being crafted, which only add to the story telling props after you propose. She will love the effort you have put into having it specially made for her.
Plan the Epic proposal
You have done your research, designed the perfect ring, chosen the most brilliant diamond you could find and had it made by an award winning master jeweller – now what?
Here is the final piece of the puzzle, it’s time to plan the Epic proposal. Just like finding out what sort of engagement ring she would like to receive discovering how she would like to be proposed to is also important. I know that it can be easy to get caught up in the proposal planning, afterall it is one of life’s few moments as a guy that we truly get to own. If your partner doesn’t like the cold, then planning a snow proposal won’t create the magic memory you might think it might. Once you know the theme of the proposal she would like, i.e. beach theme, nature or city, research some possible locations. Talk to the vendors there about helping you with your proposal, chances are they have helped others before you and can give you some great tips on the perfect spots to get down on one knee.
You might think that you are wing it kind of guy, but almost every lady can remember exactly what happened the day they were proposed to, from the location, music that was playing the in the background and yes, even what you said. So spend some time working out what you want to say, and rehearse it several times. Because in the heat of the moment when your heart is racing at a million miles an hour, you don’t want to forget to say something that you knew she wanted to hear.
If all else fails and planning a proposal isn’t your think, then seek out an expert to help you make it perfect. A proposal planner – like unforgettable proposals can cater proposals from simple picnic hamper baskets to fireworks and helicopters to remote desert islands.