Choosing the engagement ring is as an important a decision as deciding on the name of your first-born. Remember your lucky lady, as your little bundle of joy, will be linked with this decision for the rest of her life (unless she loses it or, worst case scenario, you decide to part ways.
If you get it wrong you might even find her refusing your hand in marriage. OK it mostly happens in films, but I’m sure there’s a lady out there who has declined a marriage proposal because the ring wasn’t right. Not only does it show your commitment but also that you know her. So what to do?
You could always have a look at her current jewellery collection. If it’s all silver, white gold or platinum with a simple feel, chances are she will run for the hills if you pick a massive pink rock set on yellow gold. Remember, she will be wearing this one for a long time so make sure you take your time to find the perfect engagement ring.
So you’ve had a snoop, now why not ask her best friend for advice? This is only recommended if you’re sure they are able to keep the secret.
Still uncertain about which style to go for? Look to the celebrities for inspiration. 2012 was a busy year for the leading ladies of film and fashion as nuptials were announced left right and center. With a little help of celebrity stylist Alex Longmore and the Platinum Guild International (PGI) we’ve put together a little gallery of celebrity engagements we foresee to happen 2013 and their potential engagement rings.
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
With a baby on the way, Kimye may be tying the knot sooner rather than later. True Kim style this will be the wedding of all weddings (remember her last one), and we're sure to see a gigantic rock to seal the deal. All televised of course. Solely Fine Jewellery has this engagement ring with Columbian octagon Emerald for £35,000 (best start saving!)