How To Drop Clues on What You Like
You’ve been dreaming of your wedding for a long time, and a diamond engagement ring celebrates the beginning of your journey to the altar. You probably have an idea in mind about what you would like in an engagement ring, but you might not know how to communicate it to your partner. At Kwiat, we’ve been helping couples find perfect diamond rings for more than 100 years, so we know the best ways to provide your groom-to-be with all of the information he’ll need when it comes time for him to purchase this investment in your new life together.
Tell a Confidant
The first step is talking about your ideal engagement ring…to someone else besides your partner. Share your thoughts with someone close to you—perhaps your mother, your sister, or your best friend. This person should be someone that you trust, who knows you well, and who understands your taste and sense of style. Most grooms-to-be want guidance, and it’s very likely that he will seek out your closest confidant before it’s time to buy your ring. Be sure to convey your thoughts about engagement rings to your confidant in detail so that she’s able to guide your partner in the right direction when he asks for her help.
Use Social Media
Social media platforms that allow you to save images, like Pinterest or Instagram, are a great way to keep track of the engagement ring styles that you love. Create a Pinterest board or make a folder on Instagram that’s dedicated to your favorite ring options, and don’t be shy about sharing these images with your closest confidant or even with your partner, if you feel comfortable doing so. For the jeweler who ultimately creates your engagement ring, these pictures will be worth a thousand words.
While it may not be the most subtle way to communicate your ring preferences, dropping hints is the most direct way to ensure your partner knows exactly what you want—and it works. When you see an engagement ring that you love, comment on specific, tangible aspects of it such as the diamond shape or the setting design. You might even want to mention how fond you are of the metal type and color if it’s important to you, too.
Go Window Shopping
Whether it happens on a planned outing or it happens by chance occurrence, couples find themselves window shopping together for engagement rings all the time. If you end up browsing around store windows for rings together, make sure to volunteer as much information as possible about what you like. Believe us—he’s definitely listening for clues.
Try on Rings Together
Another way to start the process of finding the perfect engagement ring is by visiting a store together and trying on different options in person. Beginning the ring shopping experience as a couple can be beneficial for you both, since it focuses your own desires and shows your partner which ring you truly love. Shopping together also allows him to understand what you value most in a diamond engagement ring and how to make the right compromise between various factors like size and color, for example. Additionally, trying on rings together means he will know your exact ring size, so there’s no guesswork later. The more he can learn while the two of you are shopping together, the more confident he will be in his choices when he’s on his own purchasing your dream ring.