Planning a Christmas engagement? Things to consider when choosing a ring

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Christmas is a popular time for proposals and I can’t think of anything more romantic than a snowy backdrop when you’re popping the question. An engagement ring is a Christmas gift she’ll never forget and I’ve come up with some top tips for buying the ideal jewellery that she’ll be overwhelmed to open on Christmas morning…

So you’ve decided to propose over Christmas or New Year. You’ve planned how you’re going to do it and you’ve got some gorgeous gift wrapping to hide the ring in. But what you need to consider when buying a wedding ring? Here are a few things you might want to investigate before you splash out…


Your choice of metal is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when selecting an engagement ring. It is advisable to go for a metal that matches in with the jewellery you wear on a daily basis so have a peek inside her jewellery box. Platinum, yellow gold and white gold are the three most popular options, so keep an eye on what pieces she already wears and go for an engagement ring to match.


This impacts the security of the diamonds in the ring, as well as the style. This is why the setting is one of the most vital components to bear in mind when choosing between various diamond set wedding rings. Bezel settings are ideal for those seeking maximum security. However, a prong setting allows a greater amount of light to go through the diamond, and so she will be dazzled by the greater level sparkle.


Typically, your wedding ring will be subtly beautiful. The engagement ring tends to take centre stage whilst the wedding ring offers the ideal balance. You can incorporate diamonds and other precious gem stones. Nevertheless, it is advisable to go for a timeless style so that you know she will love it for the rest of her life.


Comfort is a quality a lot of people fail to consider when choosing jewellery. However, it is an extremely important attribute to bear in mind. After all, this ring is never going to leave her finger! You need to make sure it fits like a glove so try to get hold of one the rings that she already wears on her ring finger and match the size when you’re at the jewellers.


Engravings are extremely popular as they give you and your partner the opportunity to personalise the ring. From the engagement date, to a religious reference, to a popular quote or a personal love message, the options are endless.  


One of the best ways to ensure you are one hundred per cent satisfied with your engagement ring is to have it custom made. Not only will your ring completely match with her taste, but also it will be totally unique. She will be the only person in the world with that wedding ring. It doesn’t get much more special than that, does it?

I hope these ideas have helped if you’re planning a Christmas proposal, and best of luck with it!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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