Shopping for your future bride’s wedding ring on your own can be one of the most exciting, yet nerve racking purchases of your life. You may be asking yourself, “Will she like the ring I picked out? Is this the right style? Does she know of someone that already has this exact same ring?” With so many varieties of women’s wedding rings to choose from, you want to be sure that you are picking the right ring for your future bride that will make her eyes light up when she sees it for the first time during the proposal. If you want the wedding ring to be a surprise until you pop the question, follow the simple tips listed below for an easier shopping experience.
Window Shop With Your Future Bride
Chances are you and your future bride have at least talked about getting married before you even started thinking about ring shopping. A great way to find out what kind of ring she might like is to window shop with her. You can keep the window shopping experience casual by asking her “what if” questions that don’t give away clues of when you might propose or which ring you will purchase. Spend a day together going to local jewelers and looking at their selection of women’s wedding rings without the intent of purchasing a ring right then. You can also “window shop” together by looking at rings online or in catalogs. Make a note of the rings that she really likes so that you can refer back to them later.
Pay Close Attention To Her Style
Your ring shopping experience will be much easier for you if are already aware of your future bride’s style. Pay close attention to the jewelry that she already owns. Is it flashy or simple? Is most of her jewelry gold or silver? Does she prefer diamonds or pearls? Also pay attention to her wardrobe. Does she like to stand out in a crowd or does she prefer to wear what is in style? Asking yourself these questions will give you a good idea of the style of ring she would prefer. Talk to your local jeweler about your observations and he or she will be able to give you some suggestions on rings.
Borrow One Of Her Rings To Find The Size
If you do not already know your future bride’s ring size, you may be able to sneakily borrow one of her rings to find her size. Make sure that she doesn’t notice you looking at her rings too much, or it will be a dead giveaway that you are going to purchase her ring soon. If you don’t care that she knows about you purchasing a ring, you can directly ask her what size she wears or have a jeweler measure her ring size, and you can still keep the style of ring a surprise until the proposal.
Shop With Her Family Or Friends
Another way to make your ring shopping experience a little easier is by shopping with your future bride’s family or friends. Her sister, mom, or best friend may be able to give you excellent insight as to which ring is a perfect match for your future bride and they can make your shopping trip more enjoyable.
By following the tips above, you are sure to find the perfect wedding ring to surprise your sweetheart with during the proposal.