Thinking About Popping The Question?

Thinking About Popping The Question?

Once you have made the big decision to propose to your partner, you will still have a million questions going through your head.

You have made the big decision to propose to your partner and now have a million questions going through your head. Let's face it, this will be one of the most important and special days in your life and it will definitely be remembered for years to come. Hopefully this blog will help you when it comes time to pop the question. 

  • Where do I start to get the perfect engagement ring?
  • What style should I get?
  • What can I do to figure out the ring size?
  • Who do I tell?
  • Do I keep things to myself or let family and friends know?
  • If so, how do I do that?
  • When should I do it?




Many people may realize, early in a relationship, that they have found their soul mate. For those of you that have, congratulations. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones as you can start planning really early and not have to necessarily rush into the engagement process.

As you are getting to know your partner, take advantage of learning about their jewellery preferences. Notice that I say "jewellery" and not only "engagement ring" preferences. By doing this, you can prepare yourself for the day when you decide to purchase a ring for wedding proposal.

Make sure that you take the time learn about your partner's jewellery preferences. By posing questions throughout your relationship, you will get a head start. It can be as simple as a comment to your partner after seeing a jewellery commercial on TV, a picture in a magazine, a social media posting or in a store front. Take advantage of all situations that will offer you opportunity to ask subtle questions.

When you are out for a walk in a mall, plaza or downtown, stroll by a jewellery store. Casually stop and look at the jewellery in the window. Make a general comment about jewellery in general, for example, "I love that white gold bracelet. How about you?". This may lead to a response from your partner that they don't even like white gold but rather prefer yellow or rose gold.

It may not work the first time but as time goes on, you are certain to get responses that will help you in the future. Given other opportunities you could say something like, "Wow, look at all that bling!”. This may entice your partner to comment on things like mined diamonds over lab grown, or other gemstones over diamonds. You may also learn that a lot of bling is not desired, and a simple solitaire is the way to go. Ask your questions in a subtle way and over time you should gather enough information so that you can comfortably move to the step and make your choice.



There are many different engagement ring styles that we can provide. To name just a few:

  • Solitaire - Single centre stone (other variations exist)
  • Trinity - Three stones of the same size (other variations exist)
  • Halo - Round, square or oval multi stone setting that contains one centre stone
  • Band - Can be plain or set with stones
  • Etc.


Thinking About Popping The Question?

If you have been lucky with gathering information over time - great! If not, don't worry, you can try a few more things.

You could pick a ring based on the shape and size of your partner's finger. Remember - no two fingers are the same. What might look good a long finger may not look as good on a shorter finger. Think of buying an engagement ring like buying a dress or suit. No dress or suit will fit the same on all people. Similarly, no ring will fit the same on all finger types.


Here are more ideas to keep in mind:

  • Consider the style of jewellery that your partner is currently wearing. This will give you an indication whether a plain and simple ring is more preferred over a full on blinged out ring
  • Visually compare your partner's finger to that of a friend or family member’s that has an engagement ring. This will give you an idea about how various rings styles look on various finger types. Look at the ring versus their figure type and try to gauge how it compares to your partner's. 
  • Contact one of your partner's co-workers to see if they can help the process by seeking ideas for a preferred style. Where there is a will there is always a way to drop ever so slight subtle questions.



There are many ways to figure out ring size without your partner suspecting anything:

  1. Find a ring that your partner has recently worn (to make sure it is a good size) and contact us so we can determine the size for you
  2. If you cannot take the ring without getting caught, you have 2 options:
    • trace the ring on a piece of paper ensuring that you trace really close to both the outer and inner edges of the shank as possible, or
    • measure the inner diameter of the ring in millimetres
  3. Try on one of your partner's rings to see if it fits one of your fingers

Having a ring that we can measure is by far the best option. However, don’t worry, regardless of what you bring us, we can work with it to identify the correct size. In the end, if a re-size is necessary, we can do that for you as well.

I hope that I have given you some helpful tips on how to go about starting the engagement ring process.

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