Yes! We would definitely ask you to consider the wedding band when choosing your engagement ring. Once again, there are many options to choose from. After you have successfully popped the question, you and your fiancé can start looking at wedding rings together. Your partner might already have an idea of what they would like so it is important to consider this when choosing your engagement ring.
Wedding bands can be plain, set with diamonds, straight or shaped to fit an engagement ring. We often meet people who dislike the idea of a shaped or fitted wedding band; they are disappointed when we explain that there is really no alternative, as their engagement ring's style dictates the wedding band shape. Remember to remain open-minded though, as a fitted wedding ring can certainly look lovely.
So, when you're looking at an engagement ring, ask if you can see it with a complementary wedding ring. This can alter your perception of the engagement ring, and possibly affect your final choice.
If you want to surprise your partner with an engagement ring, this can be a tricky one! As we have been helping with the art of surprise proposals for a long time, we have a few suggestions…
Find another of your partner's rings that you know fits on their ring finger. Trace around the inside circumference of the ring and measure the diameter. Tell us the measurement and we can determine a ring size from this.
Alternatively, you can put the same ring onto one of your fingers and work out where it stops on the finger. Come in store and our team can then use our ring sizing tools to check which size ring fits on your finger in the same place.
If your partner doesn’t have any rings, you could ask some friends to stop in at a jewellery store next time they are out together and try on some fashion rings. Get them to take note of the size and we can work out an engagement ring size from that.
If none of the above are possible, send us photos of your partner and their hands and we can make an educated guess as to the size.
If you are unsure about the ring size, we recommend going a size up so that your partner can at least slip the ring on their finger when you propose. And don’t worry, we offer an initial complimentary re-sizing if it is not quite right.