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Engagement Ring Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts for the Perfect Proposal

Engagement Ring Etiquette Do’s and Don’ts for the Perfect Proposal - The Better Diamonds

When it comes to planning your perfect proposal, there are many so called “rules” that people assume have to be followed. In truth the “what to propose with, when, and how” largely depend on your culture, resources, lifestyle and mindset about what makes the perfect proposal. There is no one size fits all handbook that everyone must follow. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the key do’s and don’ts surrounding some of the popular assumptions and at times misconceptions, when it comes to finding your perfect ring and setting up your proposal.

There is a myth that says one should spend 3 months of one’s salary on an engagement ring. If you ever wondered where this comes from, the answer is simple. Marketing. During the Great Depression, diamond company De Beers ran a marketing campaign promoting the idea that one month’s salary should be used when buying a diamond engagement ring. The aim was to boost profits. Steady drop hollowed the stone, and over time this number went up to 2 months, and then 3.
However, true love is not defined by a dollar amount. Especially today where you can find wonderful, tailor made diamond engagement rings on a budget that works for you, why not check out our best lab diamond engagement rings  that will blow you away and still leave money over for your special day!
Everyone loves surprises, or do they? In order to get the perfect ring and plan the perfect proposal, it is worth while getting input from both sides so that expectations, style, and preferences are aligned and communicated. Gone are the days when talking about these issues are taboo. Of course you don’t need to take away the whole element of surprise and spell out every detail, unless of course you feel that works for you. Conveying the general style, look, and size, as well as discussing budgets allows for everyone to feel heard and happy moving forward.
Having an open an honest discussion about what is possible does not detract from the romance of what is about to happen. It can actually enhance it by bonding over such an exciting moment.
Do have a plan. Spontaneity can be fun, but as for all important things in life, having at least a basic idea of what you would like to do and how can take a lot of the anxiety out of doing it. A marriage proposal is no different. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for 2, taking a weekend away, or something else, try and plan a personal touch that you know your fiancée will love and cherish for a lifetime.
When it comes to bringing out the ring, think about what you would like to say. If it helps, rehearse it in the mirror. These are some of the most exciting yet nerve wracking words you will say in your life, so make them meaningful, heartfelt and smooth. If you are still looking for the perfect ring, why not check out our collection of high quality yet budget friendly lab grown diamonds for some inspiration!
It might sound silly, but don’t hide the ring in food! While this may look romantic in the movies, in real life this is a recipe for disaster. Imagine your significant other accidently swallowing the ring, breaking a tooth, (diamonds are the hardest natural material in the world), or having the ring get stuck in her throat. Sometimes less is more, and keeping things simple goes a lot further than what may work as a social media post.
She said yes!! Congratulations! With all the energy buzzing around, don’t forget to let your loved ones know. It is best to make the proposal private, meaningful and a moment to remember. Once you are engaged, get on the phone and let your family and friends share in your joy. As the Swedish proverb says, a “shared joy is a double joy”.
We hope this blog has given you some food for thought when planning your proposal. Share it with friends and family, tell us your proposal stories, and what rings you like best! Feel free to reach as at or by simply clicking here, and let us know how we can help find your perfect lab grown diamond engagement ring for your perfect proposal.