Off-the-Shelf Ring Post-Proposal
This option is a less traditional means of proposing but is a great way to get your girlfriend very excited! Just think, women adore shopping, they adore diamonds, and most adore the thought of getting engaged and married. No wonder it blows their mind when you combine all three!
There are a few obvious downsides to this option. First, you can’t present her with anything when you get down on one knee.
Second, there are now two of you shopping for the perfect diamond engagement ring and you both have different agendas. One of you wants to minimise the cost and one of you wants to maximise the size and sparkle!
One way around this is educating your fiancée with this diamond information. Explain exactly how you are going to go about maximising her diamond while minimising the cost of that diamond.
Third, less scrupulous diamond retailers may use hard-sell tactics on you when they realise that you are shopping for the ring together. A common tactic would be for them to bring out a few diamonds of the specification that you request plus a bigger one that might be another £1000 or so more expensive, just for “comparisons” sake. Don’t let trickery like this sway you from your budget.