We're all waiting with bated breath to see what Prince Harry will choose when he proposes to Meghan Markle. Will he go with a brand new design from the House of Garrard, a royal family favorite and designer of Duchess Catherine's sapphire sparkler? Or will he delve into the family's collection for a stone or ring with a little history?
There's no doubt that you love him - but the engagement ring he picked when he popped the question is a different story. Perhaps it's tad smaller than your dream ring; maybe the stone no longer represents who you are as a couple. "We know that love should not be measured materialistically, and that you should never judge a book by its cover," says marriage and family therapist Alisa Ruby Bash.
Every week, we give our readers a glimpse inside the mindset of a guy's brain on weddings with the help of the hilarious and smart editors at The Plunge. For their latest installment, they're outlining the 5 things guys have to do before the purchase an engagement ring. So you've dropped every hint imaginable and your guy still doesn't seem any closer to proposing?
Your wedding band shouldn't only complement your engagement ring - those dazzling duos should look better together! Your bridal bauble should totally elevate the look of your engagement bling and vice versa. You're taking your relationship to new heights - why shouldn't those special sparklers come along for the ride?
He popped the question and you said "Yes!" Now what? Before you post engagement-ring selfies on Instagram or update your Facebook status, you should tell your parents. Give them the honor of hearing the news first. But how should you share the happy news? Wait for them to notice the ring? Blurt out "We're engaged!
If you're one of those brides who wants a short engagement, we can't say we blame you. Getting married in four months or less sounds pretty appealing - probably due to the fact there is a faster road to happily ever after, less time for people to give you unsolicited opinions, and a lot of fun pre-wedding events in a row.
He's so close to popping the questionвЂ¦and you're (excitedly) going engagement ring shopping together. Like any stylish New York City girl, you've already hit up all the essential designer spots - Cartier, Tiffany's, Harry Winston - to try on your dream ring. But, when it comes down to it, they aren't the only viable options to purchase your engagement ring.
Let us guess your current situation-your S.O. been begging you for a few engagement ring ideas or you've been wanting to hint to them what you like in a dazzler. The problem is, you're not quite sure what your tastes are. We really can't blame you. From cuts and silhouettes to gemstones and diamonds, there are so many different ring styles, each one prettier than the next!
For me, the word proposal usually calls to mind visions of rose petals, dramatic declarations, tears, and this Celine Dion song. Things that are all, in a word, cheesy. But of course, every future bride (including me) swears that her proposal will be different-special and perfect and definitely not cringe-inducing.
Has Cupid hit you with his arrow? Are you thinking of proposing on Valentine's Day? Are you hedging on the date because you're afraid it's just a little too cheesy or clichГ©? Don't let that stop you from popping the question. Just get creative. Here are some Valentine's Day proposal ideas that are anything but the usual.
You've made the announcement, you've taken the photos, you've sent the invites, you've booked and reserved and planned-and then you realize that you just can't do it. You don't want to marry this person. Calling off an engagement can be terrifying, but can spare you heartache (and headaches) in the long run.
Some people have a really tough time getting up the nerve to make a marriage proposal. It's a big commitment, and a huge decision, and the effort and expense of getting a ring, and popping the question, is just about all these guys can handle. Unfortunately, social media has created a wedding proposal trend akin to the MTV show My Super Sweet 16 .
Check it out-you've got a new engagement ring, a new fiancГ©, and you're floating on Cloud 9. Congratulations! Enjoy this special time; you don't have to plan the wedding right away, you can enjoy a lengthy engagement honeymoon if you like. However, there are a few things that you have to do as soon as you get engaged.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but every girl still needs to pick the stone for her engagement ring wisely. Today we're diving into behind-the-scenes details you didn't know about diamonds and the stores in which they're sold. For example, are those Four C's really that important? How much of a retail markup are we talking about here?
As the latest evolution in her ever-expanding bridal business, designer Vera Wang launched a 40-piece collection of diamond engagement rings in collaboration with Zales last December. Later this month, 15 new styles will join the Vera Wang LOVE lineup, along with a handful of earrings and pendants. The new engagement rings are priced from $2,500 to $6,000, although some styles offered in the current collection value as high as $16,000 (for those who dream of 1.
Getting engaged is a huge step in a relationship. You're making a commitment publicly about your plans to spend your lives together. So, no matter how long you've been together or how ingrained your lives are with each other, an engagement is a definite shift. вЂњGetting engaged is a definite change from when you're just dating, because the relationship has now entered a new phase where both have made the decision to get married,вЂќ Dr.
Get your secret Pinterest boards ready and tell your friends to get ready to drop a hint to your S.O. It's engagement season, which can only mean one thing: It's time for a dive into the top engagement ring trends for 2019! Whatever statement you want your engagement ring to make, it should definitely say вЂњIn LoveвЂќ-with your partner and with your brand-new bauble!
You've dreamed of the day your partner will get down on one knee and ask you to spend the rest of your lives together, all the way down to the sparkler in that velvet box. And while you want the moment to be a big surprise (with or without a photographer capturing it all), not knowing what you'll be wearing on your left hand every day might not jive with your curated closet and expertly chosen accessories.
Your sacred gem of an engagement ring deserves a ring holder worthy of its looks. Not only should your ring box do your sparkler justice, but it should reflect your own personality, just like the ring it holds. Besides, a nontraditional way to showcase your ring (or rings, if you're including your husband's wedding band) will make those ring portraits all the more stunning.
Stacking is a known styling trick for everyday jewelry (arm party, anyone?), but what about when it comes to your wedding band? A three-ring trend is growing among newlyweds - another wedding band place atop of the usual engagement ring and band. Love the look, but have trouble layering your sweater, let alone your diamonds?
With engagement season in full swing, we kicked it off by asking our followers: "How did your partner propose?" And let's just say your stories filled our week with major romance. If you didn't make the list for this question, don't worry! We're always sharing #BridesProposals and #BridesRings on our Instagram, so just make sure to tag your pictures!