Should Women Pick Their Own Engagament Rings? - MissLJBeauty

Should Women Pick Their Own Engagament Rings?

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It might sound crazy, but these days more and more women are putting in their two cents when it comes to choosing their engagement rings. What was typically deemed as a 'man's job' has now reverted to being a decision that many women would just rather make on their own. In many cases, it's little wonder - the market for engagement rings (in fact, rings of any kind) is vast and complicated. There are different jewels to choose from, different carats (find us a man who knows what a carat is, seriously!) and of course, they all cost a pretty penny. If you are in two minds about whether or not to pick your own engagement ring, read on and see if it helps you make a decision…

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Being upfront

In some cases, the topic of marriage between certain couples isn't something that is kept a secret. Some pairs are very open about it, and marriage is discussed in a factual and open manner - it is simply something both parties know is going to happen for them at some point. If you are your partner have 'agreed' to get married at some point, you can get away with being a bit more blunt about making a decision on the ring. Speak to your partner about what kinds of factors you expect your ring to have. For example, maybe you have always had a thing for sapphires, or perhaps you just want a simple, understated wedding band. Plus, if you can be open with your partner about the prospect of an engagement ring, at least you know he'll probably get it right the first time!

Dropping hints

If a wedding is not 100% on the cards just yet, but you still want to point your man in the right direction when it comes to rings, you might want to try dropping some hints. How subtle they are will be dependent on how much of a sleuth you are - or how shameless you are! If you are passing a jewelry shop, take your partner over to 'browse' some of the selection with you. Alternatively, if you want your hint to be a little more low-key, leave open a Pinterest page on engagement rings you like, or forget to close the tab that is all about Verragio rings. Even if your boyfriend is usually slow when it comes to picking up on hints, he would struggle to miss these!

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Trusting his judgment

Of course, in some cases, you may trust your partner enough to make the right decision about your engagement ring. Consider a few things carefully - is he already a man of good taste, with a sharp dress sense and an eye for the finer things in life? If so, you probably don't have much to worry about, and you can trust that when the time comes he will present you with a ring you'll fall in love with. Plus, this also means much less hard work for you!


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