Tips to Figure Out What Diamond Ring She Wants

Congratulations! You’ve decided to pop the question to your sweetheart! Oh, you can't decide which ring she’ll adore?
It may be easy to know you want to commit to each other, but finding out what kind of ring she wants to seal the deal can be a challenge.
Simon G. LR2350 Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring
Simon G. LR2350 Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring
On average, people take 3 months to find the perfect engagement ring. The jewelry manufacturing process can take time too, particularly for bespoke orders. Knowing what type of ring she wants (the settings, style, a diamond vs. gemstone) is crucial in your quest for the perfect engagement ring.
When it comes to your proposal, plan accordingly so that you have a stunning ring to present her with on the big day! Whether you are planning an intimate proposal over dinner or a grandiose gesture of love, it is crucial to know what type of ring she prefers. Luckily, there are a few ways we’ve learned over the years that you can employ to decipher her ring style and expectations.
Here’s how to find out what kind of ring she wants. Follow our expert tips in the guide below to visualize the ring of her dreams.

1. Lean on Curiosity

Valoria Petite Six Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
Valoria Petite Six Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
While you two are walking through a mall or passing a jewelry store, ask her if she'd like to browse. Naturally, this will alert her to the possibility that you may propose, but if you are casual enough, she may not become too suspicious and ruin the surprise.
Just observing what rings she gravitates toward can give you valuable information. Even if you do not intend to make a purchase from this particular store, you just gained some insight that will help you make a better-informed decision.
When perusing, pay extra special attention to:
To keep it a surprise, it is always better to buy the ring alone if you can, and it is even better to do it online. Rather than paying a premium for limited selection, you will be able to get a better diamond for your money. When doing this, you should always shop in incognito mode if you can to avoid any ads appearing on your fiance's feed and giving away the game.

2. Look for Her Social Media Signs

Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
Simon G. MR1394 Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring
If you want the engagement ring to be a complete surprise and can’t ask her what she wants, take a look at her social media habits for a hint.
Your partner might have liked or shared (on purpose) a hint or two about what engagement ring she wants on her social media pages, such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and TikTok.
A staggering 70 percent of brides-to-be think about their wedding plans before they get engaged, and half create Pinterest wedding boards; the odds are in your favor. Perhaps one of these posts will inform you of the exact engagement ring design you need to search for.
It is also a good opportunity to learn more about any other desires she may have for the wedding and to gain a better understanding of the wonderful rings on the market today.

3. Involve the People Closest to Her

Vatche 1508 Venus Solitaire Engagement Ring
Vatche 1508 Venus Solitaire Engagement Ring
There is a good chance that your significant other has discussed her preferences or wishes for an engagement ring with her closest friends or family members. If you’re lucky, she may have even given her best friend, sister, or mother the job of relaying the exact features she hopes to see when you get down on one knee - diamond cut, metal, setting, and all.
If they do not know, you can ask them to bring up the matter in a casual way, such as, “Do you think he will propose soon?” and prompt for some ring specifics.
Slowly easing this into the conversation with her immediate family will make her less suspicious that you’re fishing for information and bring you closer to clues for the oh-so-perfect ring. Just be careful you don’t get caught!

4. Pay Attention to Your Partner & Popular Trends

A. Jaffe ME2029Q Classics Diamond Engagement Ring
A. Jaffe ME2029Q Classics Diamond Engagement Ring
You need to build a profile of your fiancé-to-be. After having a little social snoop and enlisting the support of her family, it is time to do some further analysis.
You’ll need to draw some conclusions:
  • If she has a job in which she uses her hands all day– a landscape artist, say, or a surgeon–you’ll want an engagement ring setting that sits low on her finger, to minimize the risk of damage to the stone.
  • There are some rings that are more difficult to resize than others, so if you are planning on going blind to keep the surprise element - and you do not have exact ring finger size information - be mindful of the setting you choose. It would apply mostly to rings with diamonds all around the band or more complicated settings; so if she has expressed she favors this type of ring, make sure to check out our nifty tips to determine size.
  • You may also consider your partner’s lifestyle to ensure your choice aligns with the best engagement ring for her. Does she exercise a lot or spend a lot of time outdoors? A practical approach does not necessarily mean boring. Think outside the box when it comes to choosing a wearable engagement ring, and be inspired by limitless possibilities.
This kind of deductive thinking will help you focus your shopping strategy. Annual engagement ring trends can also be a helpful indicator and may inspire some ideas for your decision. One thing we do know, a diamond solitaire ring never goes out of style.

5. Take Inspiration From Her Other Jewelry

Tacori 2616RD Classic Crescent Pave Half Eternity Diamond Engagement Ring
Tacori 2616RD Classic Crescent Diamond Engagement Ring
Do not forget to check out her existing jewelry. Do her favorite pieces tend to be sleek and simple, or do they tend to be intricately detailed and full of sparkle? Does she wear exclusively yellow gold pieces or is she partial to rose gold? Does she lean towards modern or vintage-inspired styles?
Most likely, she'll want an engagement ring that is in line with the rest of her jewelry. Even pretending you're buying a bracelet or pair of earrings for her may reveal information about which metal or type of setting she prefers without rousing any suspicions.
In the unlikely event that she does not wear jewelry, she probably wants an extremely subtle ring with a smaller carat. Avoid anything too extravagant and keep it simple; just something modest that doesn’t attract too much attention may suit her just fine.

6. Learn the Terminology

Learn a few basics before you get started to avoid terms like princess cut and near-colorless range from going over your head when your partner is dropping hints. This will help you be a better-informed buyer and confidently communicate to any retailer exactly what your preferences are in an engagement ring for the bride-to-be.
We have an in-depth education center where you can learn everything you need to know about diamonds, here are some stand-out resources for anybody looking to learn.
Take some time to do some research at home, where there is no pressure, to get a general idea of what you're looking for. It is important to understand how a diamond's characteristics affect its price, as well as how to maximize your budget and choose the most stunning diamond.

7. Go For the Tactical Classic Ring Design

Classic 6 Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
Classic 6 Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring
There's a possibility she might not even have a preference or hasn't given much thought to it. In this case, you can’t go wrong with our classic engagement ring designs. A popular choice is a minimal Solitaire ring design - timeless, tasteful and totally customizable.
You will be able to prioritize your budget and get exactly what you want if you choose a certified loose diamond and a stunning setting. Our Whiteflash diamonds are accompanied by an AGS or GIA lab report as they are internationally recognized certification labs that provide reliable and consistent grading.
Your partner may just find it special to receive an engagement ring you selected specifically for her. After all, it's the ring you picked. The story of how you chose the ring will be one that you'll want to tell for the rest of your lives.
Besides, if something simple serves as a placeholder for the proposal, it can make for a wonderful experience together afterward once she determines exactly what she wants.

8. Ask her!

As much as we still see a partner select rings as a surprise, we also assist plenty of couples who are looking for the perfect engagement ring together. There are no rules, do what feels right to you.
If after trying these methods you still feel like a surprise engagement ring isn't her style (or yours), then you should directly ask her about what she'd like in an engagement ring.
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Here you can figure out specifics and afterward, you have the option to design and select your own rings, if you choose to, based on that information. The ring will be on her finger forever, so follow her lead. In general, do what you're comfortable with, and what you think she'll appreciate most.
Although you may have a different preference or style, you should respect her wishes. In the end, she's the one it's for. Consider this; it is a piece of jewelry she will wear for the rest of her life. In such an instance, you really do need her expertise. She is the only one who knows which ring would be perfect for her. By working with her, you can probably get pretty close!
Once you have a vision, look at jewelry from top vendors like Whiteflash. Among the most reputable and reliable, we’re all about offering outstanding value and are the exclusive provider of our own A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal Diamonds. With a world-class diamond as a centerpiece, a truly extraordinary piece can easily be created at Whiteflash.
In the end, shopping for an engagement ring means finding a ring that represents your promise to commit and spend the rest of your life together. Those are meaningful things in themselves. Cherish this experience as much as you can.
You should enjoy every moment you spend looking for the engagement ring she wants. And most importantly, have fun planning the first steps toward your future together with your love. Our team is ready to assist you in any way that we can, whether it's via email, phone call, or message.

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