Knowing Which Engagement Ring Perfectly Matches Your Style

When you’ve been in a relationship for a long while it’s only natural when your thoughts turn to marriage. In fact, you may even have dropped some not-so-subtle hints already. But while there’s nothing more romantic than the notion of your beloved significant other getting down on one knee and popping the question in a fancy restaurant or in some sun drenched vacation hotspot, we all secretly dread the thought that one day that box might open and reveal something we despise. Something that is so unattuned to our personal style and taste that you can’t help but wonder if it was bought for someone else. Jewelry is like any other fashion item. It needs to reflect your personal style and sensibilities, and if your partner isn’t attuned to your own sense of personal taste the results can be disastrous.

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But how can you hope them to pick the perfect engagement ring for you, unless you have a really clear idea of what you want. Here are some tips to help you identify the perfect engagement ring to match your look so that when the time is right you can really start dropping those hints…

Know yourself

This may sound pretentious and new age but it’s important to know yourself. Many of us don’t necessarily have a unified approach to fashion. We decide what we like on a garment by garment basis and the looks we throw together are often far from unified. In this case, it may be difficult for you to decide exactly what style of ring will best suit your tastes. Hoever, taking a quiz like this may help to point you in the right direction.

Remember, you’ll have to choose a band that complements it too!

It’s worth keeping in mind that while your engagement ring may rest alone on your finger for a while, in time it will be joined by a wedding band, and it’s important to look for rings that will accommodate a band without the look being too disjointed. If, for example, you’re drawn to the ornate beauty of a Tacori engagement ring, it’s important that you ensure that you can find a wedding ring that’ll match it without being drowned by it. Fortunately, you can check some out right here Be wary of anything too ostentatious as it may mean that you’re unable to marry it (pun intended) with a suitable wedding band.

Match your ring to your personality

Even if you haven’t arrived at a unified sense of style, you have by now likely developed a good sense of your own personality or who you are. So, why not go from there? If you’re shy, quiet and introverted you’ll probably gravitate towards a more conservative and modest design. If you’re bubbly and flamboyant by nature you’ll likely veer towards something a little showier. Just try to factor your SO’s budget and income into your expectations. Not everyone has a budget worthy of your average Kardashian.