You’ve found the perfect person and you’re ready to take that next step in your relationship: engagement. While movies and TV shows often depict elaborate proposals going off without a hitch, reality sometimes isn’t as simple. So how do you pull off the perfect proposal that will be meaningful to both you and your partner?

Find the perfect ring

The idea of engagement rings has been around for centuries, but the idea of a diamond engagement ring only became popular in the 1930s. When buying a ring for your partner, it is important you understand their tastes. Would they enjoy a traditional, minimalist ring? Or do they want a more unique and elaborate design? Asking family and friends is a great starting place to learn about your partner’s taste. You could even go window shopping with your partner. Having your partner pick out their engagement ring beforehand doesn’t mean you still can’t surprise them with your proposal! If you want to be really secretive, use a stand-in ring, like a family heirloom, for the proposal. Go shopping with your partner afterwards so they can pick out their own ring.

Do your homework

Research is important! Check out our website or social media to familiarize yourself with the different styles and designs of engagement rings. Our trustworthy in-house jewelers would also be happy to help you find the perfect ring and answer any questions you have about the process. Since rings can be a big investment, we recommend ensuring your ring as soon as possible.

Know their personality

Now you have the perfect person and the perfect ring. The only thing left is to pop the question! Knowing your partner’s personality is incredibly important when deciding how you want to propose to them. For example, if they’re shy and don’t like being the center of attention, featuring your proposal on the jumbotron at a packed sports game might not be the best choice. Again, reaching out to your significant other’s friends and family could help you design the perfect proposal. If you really don’t know what to do, keep it traditional and let your heart do the talking!

Pick the perfect location

Location is a very important aspect of the proposal. Try proposing at a place that is special to both you and your partner. This could be at the beach, a favorite restaurant, or the location of your first date. Sometimes a traditional proposal at a place of significance can be more meaningful than a grand or elaborate gesture.

Don’t panic

Asking someone to marry you can feel like a daunting and overwhelming task. If you are feeling stressed, remember that your proposal should be an exciting and joyous occasion! The important thing isn’t how you ask the question, but the question itself. It is unlikely that your partner will say no because of a slight mishap in the proposal plan. If things don’t go exactly as planned, try to stay calm and adapt to the situation as quickly as possible. 


Don’t forget to take a photo right after the engagement, so you can remember it forever! Invite some friends, pop some champagne, and make a celebratory toast to the next chapter of your lives!

We are happy to help you take the next step in a forever relationship! Contact us at (603)471-2828 or stop by during business hours to learn more.

Written by Katie Jones

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