A diamond engagement ring is potentially the most expensive jewellery item you will ever purchase. It’s also one of the most meaningful purchases as it represents your commitment and love. For these reasons it’s no surprise that you want to get this purchase right.
Picking the diamond engagement ring of her dreams takes time. And if you’re not familiar with diamonds, it requires research. It is not always possible to align the timing of the engagement proposal and the purchase of the ring. This is where the placeholder engagement ring comes in.
A placeholder engagement ring is a temporary ring that is presented at the time of proposing and acts as a stand-in for the forever engagement ring.
There are several reasons where a placeholder ring comes in handy.
For instance it could be that you are ready to pop the question. Yet the thought of surprising her with an engagement ring that you have chosen without her input is daunting. The simple way to tackle this is to purchase an affordable placeholder ring for the proposal and then shop for the engagement ring together. In this way, you make sure that your loved one has chosen the engagement ring of her dreams.
As jewellers we come across many couples that postpone the purchase of the ring till after the proposal. These couples opt to go through this once in a lifetime experience as a couple. In years to come they can look back at this romantic memory with fondness.
One other reason is about getting the finger size right first time round. It is not unreasonable to be unsure about the finger size. Although some men purchase the engagement ring and have it resized after the proposal, others prefer to have the ring made to the right size. In this case, getting a cheaper placeholder ring is a good option.
Whether you’re planning to surprise your loved one with an engagement ring or purchasing the ring together, it’s all about the emotions and love that will forever evoke beautiful memories.
When in comes to buying the engagement ring, our friendly staff are always happy to assist. Contact us on 0845 548 9858 for free, expert advice.