At Pageo Jewelers, it's our passion to help couples find their perfect engagement ring and tie the knot. While 2020 might not be one for the memory books for most couples, there is still time to make it a good one with a proposal. Below, we are sharing our top proposal tips to help you take this next step with ease.
Like most big decisions in life, communication is key, and picking out an engagement ring is no exception. Even if the proposal will be a surprise, it's a good idea to discuss a few key factors as a couple.
Your engagement ring will likely be your most-used, most-treasured piece of jewelry. It will be worn for years to come, through all seasons and all life events, so now is the time to explore, discuss, and try on different shapes, styles, and sizes to find a ring that feels just right for you.
Start with the questions below and visit us online or at one of our Boston-area showrooms when you are ready to find your dream engagement ring.
Chat about it early.
Even if you plan on making the proposal a surprise, casually bring it up in conversation sooner rather than later. Seek out little details to see if your partner would want their ideal proposal private or public, indoors or outdoors, and other important details. By bringing it up now, they are less likely to suspect anything when you pop the question later on!
Start with budget.
It might not be the first thing you want to talk about when considering a proposal, but getting an idea of budget is healthy and helps set expectations for both partners. There are a lot of engagement rings out there, and getting an idea of budget early helps narrow the choices and keep you on track.
Next up, think about style.
The style of the engagement ring is likely the first thing people will notice about it, so it's a good idea to get a basic understanding of different engagement ring styles to start off with. Consider a simple solitaire, a bold halo, or a pretty vintage design to get started. You can explore different engagement ring styles here.
Colorless or color?
Many couples are opting for engagement rings featuring a center or accent colored gemstones. Consider if you want only white diamonds, or if you'd like to include some color as a nod to your favorite color, birthstone, or the month you plan to marry. Consider sapphires, rubies, emeralds, or fancy-colored diamonds.
How about shape?
There are a number of different diamond shapes or ‘cuts’ available, and having an idea of which you prefer (round, pear, heart, and more!) will make it much easier to find the perfect gem for your engagement ring. The diamond shape might be the most visually significant choice you make, so be sure to consider shapes that reflect your personal style.
Get to know diamond shapes here.
Surprise? Check that ring size...
There are three common ways you can measure your ring size right at home so you can finally get your ring measurement right, for good. Be sure to measure both at the beginning of the day and at the end, as your fingers are prone to change size slightly throughout the day. Find out how to measure easily at home here.
Stop by for a visit!
While it's easy to fall in love with engagement rings on Pinterest or Instagram, it's also a good idea to try on different styles in person. You’ll want to know how the ring really feels and fits on your hand until you actually see it up close. Our team has helped countless couples find their dream engagement rings, and they are standing by ready to help you at our Nantucket and Newton Boston-area locations.
Think about after the "I do."
We'll make sure you are set during and after purchasing your engagement ring. We are happy to examine, clean, and repair your engagement ring as necessary to make sure it stays as stunning as the day you said "yes!" Learn more about our services here.
"Went to Pageo to see about designing a ring. I wanted to take the stones from a couple of rings that I owned and put them in a more contemporary setting.
I worked with Lauren and Hillary, both of whom were fabulous. Lauren worked with me on a ring design and delivered a finished product that was EXACTLY what I had dreamed of. Additionally, I used one of the stones for a necklace that was even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
It took some time from beginning to end, but it was worth the wait. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the work and the professional, friendly service!" — Louise K. on Yelp