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      Selecting a ring together vs picking alone

      Engagement ring shopping – a magical time that is one of the most exciting parts of a proposal. Finding the right engagement ring is essential when taking your relationship to the next level. You want to present your loved ones with a ring they truly deserve.

      When it comes to engagement ring shopping, we understand the difficult decision of whether to go alone or bring your partner along for the journey. While you’d love to do it yourself and have the element of surprise at hand, you’ll also want to get it right by involving your partner instead. Sometimes, hinting the time is coming may seem like the best idea.

      Are you facing this dilemma? Let’s assume you are struggling to decide how to approach the proposal and are unsure whether you should treat engagement ring shopping as a solo activity or partner experience. In that case, Midas Jewellery can help you decide.

      Read on to see how the two concepts compare below.

      Selecting a ring together

      Pro’sAli and Andrew

      Serving as a modern alternative, shopping for a ring together may be the right decision if you are happy to let your partner know where you stand and that a proposal is nearing. Not to mention it can be a sweet bonding experience for you two as you look for the ring that will signify your growing relationship!

      The main positive of going engagement ring shopping with your partner is that you can confidently find the right ring for them. By getting them to show you what styles they prefer, you can narrow down the ideal design and more likely, the correct ring size.

      With a wide variety of diamond engagement rings on the market, it can easily get overwhelming. However, shopping with your partner has a bonus. Your hunt together may lead you to discover The One in your search, making your job easier!

      Con’s

      While it can be handy to narrow down the search, looking for rings together can also take the romance out of the proposal. It dims the impact of the big moment, as your partner will know a proposal is on the cards and will be expecting it soon. This also means they will already know what the ring would look like if you managed to find the perfect ring.

      Not to mention, having your partner involved in the search can also reveal more details than you would like. Taking your partner to jewellers will mean they will get an insight into the purchase details. From the ring budget to the diamonds used, this may not be the right approach if you want to keep certain aspects under wraps.

      Picking a ring alone

      Pro’sHeath and Lauren

      As the traditional way to find engagement rings, going ring shopping by yourself may be the right choice if you want to maintain the surprise factor. You can retain the mystery around the proposal by searching for rings solo and leaving them wondering: will you propose? Will it be soon?

      Shopping for engagement rings without your partner’s knowledge will mean the proposal could throw them by surprise, giving the grand gesture even more of an impact. Plus, not searching for rings together means they will be seeing the ring for the first time, making it a pleasant surprise all-round.

      Con’s

      Having the ring be a surprise for your partner can be exciting, but not having their approval of the ring can also generate uncertainty. As your partner isn’t selecting the design, choosing a ring yourself is considered taking a gamble. On the off chance your partner doesn’t love the ring you pick, it is encouraged to learn about your chosen jeweller’s exchange and refund policy.

      Furthermore, the overall experience may be confusing if you are by yourself and unfamiliar with diamond rings. Identifying a quality engagement ring requires understanding and deep knowledge which can lead you clueless when jewellers use certain terminology and criteria.

      If you visit a Midas Jewellery boutique, our expert jewellers carefully take you through the process, explaining to understand the different details and what is involved when selecting an engagement ring.

       

      Overall, it is worth weighing up what is more important to you when comparing the two. Are you happy to go without the element of surprise to ensure your partner gets the ring they desire? Are you willing to trade mystery for the intimate experience of finding the ideal ring as a couple? Then going engagement ring shopping together may be the best option!

      Are you keen to make the whole proposal traditional? Do you prefer to keep it a surprise and don’t mind taking the risk of choosing a ring yourself? Then ring shopping by yourself without the knowledge of your partner may be the right choice for you.

      Another option is doing a mix of the two. You could always go shopping together and casually explore rings to establish a preference and narrow down on a style and ring size. Then at a later date, use the initial shopping experience to find a ring without your partner present, keeping the proposal time and final ring a secret.

      No matter what, engagement ring shopping should be a magical time, whether you are by yourself or with your future fiancée. That is why you are in good hands when walking into a Midas Jewellery boutique. Specialising in engagement rings, our passion is to guide you to the perfect ring.

      With decades of experience assisting hundreds of couples in enhancing their happy ever after, our team strives to make each customer feel special. We treat each client like they are part of our family, only providing top customer service and unmatched quality rings for you to explore.

      For those who want a more custom design, we also offer our custom engagement rings to our Sydney customers. Sitting down with our master jeweller, we will walk you through each step, collaborating with you to design the bespoke ring you pictured in your mind. Through our expert craftsmanship, we’ll bring the approved ring to life, gifting you a ring you can cherish for a lifetime.


      For those who want a more custom design, we also offer our custom engagement rings to our Sydney customers. Sitting down with our master jeweller, we will walk you through each step, collaborating with you to design the bespoke ring you pictured in your mind. Through our expert craftsmanship, we’ll bring the approved ring to life, gifting you a ring you can cherish for a lifetime.


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