Do Couples Pick Engagement Rings Together? | The Diamond Reserve

Do Couples Pick Engagement Rings Together?

Whether you’re getting ready to pop the question soon or just want to be prepared for the future, picking out an engagement ring can be a challenging decision — especially if you’re not the one who will be wearing it. If you’re not sure whether to include your partner in ring shopping or surprise them when you pop the question, we’re here to help.

Who Usually Picks Out the Engagement Ring?

Traditionally, the person proposing picks out the ring, but that doesn’t mean every couple has to do it that way. In fact, most couples go ring shopping together nowadays. 

While some partners may want the ring to be a complete surprise, others don’t mind making it a joint effort. Choosing or designing a ring together can be a special memory you both cherish as part of your engagement journey, and the result will be a ring you both love.

Questions to Ask Your Partner Before Buying a Ring

Whether you are planning to surprise your partner with a ring or you just want to get on the same page before visiting a jewelry store, here are some key points to get you started, covering your partner’s preference when it comes to design, aesthetics, and more.

  • Ring Size: This is a must if you’re picking the ring out on your own. Either get your partner’s exact finger measurement or ensure you’re buying a ring that can be easily resized.
  • Metal: Do they want gold, silver, or a less traditional metal band? If you’re keeping the ring a secret, take a look at the other jewelry they wear to spot a pattern.
  • Diamond vs. Other Gemstone: Most engagement rings are diamonds, but they certainly don’t have to be. Talk about different stone options with your partner, like emeralds, sapphires, or rubies, if that’s something they’re interested in.
  • Cut: The cut refers to the size and shape of a diamond or other stone. 
  • Classic vs. Nontraditional: If your partner wants a traditional engagement ring, your shopping experience may be a little simpler than if they’re looking for a bold, edgy look. Both are easily achievable, but it’s good to know the general style they’re looking for going in.

If you don’t know whether you should pick out a ring with or without your partner, it’s perfectly acceptable — preferred even — to ask them outright what they want. Buying a ring is an important milestone in the relationship, and there’s sure to be more mystery down the road with the proposal.

Whether you want a custom engagement ring or a classic design, you’ll need support from a jeweler along the way. Give us a call at 303-385-8449 or click here to schedule an appointment online.