With today’s technology and the ease of taking and sending pictures, women can easily drop “hints” to their significant other about what kind of ring they would like to wear. This is great because it accomplishes two things: it somewhat maintains the surprise of the engagement, and he will be more informed when he goes to actually buy the ring.
But therein lies the rub: some men come in with a picture of a ring and expect to get the exact same ring as is in the picture.
If you type into Google “engagement rings,” you will get approximately 43 million hits, and under the images tab a never ending stream of engagement ring photos. So in all likelihood the image that you have on your phone is of a ring that we do not have. Also know that the she is not expecting the exact ring in the picture(s) she sends to you.
Keep an open mind and remember that you are purchasing the ring and have the decision of what to buy her. Yes you want to get her something that she will like, and the picture(s) she sends you should be used as a guideline, but if you are expecting to see the exact ring in the picture in our showcase (or any jeweller’s showcase) you may be in for a surprise. A couple points you should remember when shopping for an engagement ring and she has dropped some picture hints on you:
- Most women are more about the idea of marriage rather than the actual ring itself. Be creative! She loves you and the symbol of the ring and chances are whatever ring you buy her she will love.
- If the ring is branded (Scott Kay, MaeVona, Hearts On Fire, Forevermark, etc.) go to their website and find out where you can buy the brand. They will often have a dealer locator.
- If the ring is not branded and you are determined to get the same ring as is in the picture she sent you, the option of having it custom made is always there, but will require time.
- Give yourself time. Look at all the options available to you and figure out what YOU want to get your significant other.
Buying an engagement ring is something you do once in your life so have fun! Enjoy the experience, and don’t worry that she may not like the ring – she will like it by the way - she LOVES you!