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How To Buy The Perfect Engagement Ring First Time

Buying an engagement ring is a really nerve-wracking experience. Not only are you worried about whether or not your partner will say yes, but you're also concerned about if she'll even like the ring and if it will fit. If you're feeling completely out of your depth, it's important to realise that you're not alone. There are a few people in your life who can help you:

Her best friend

Her best friend

Your partner's best friend is the first person you should go to when deciding what kind of ring to buy. If you get lucky, your fiancée-to-be and her friend will have already talked about engagement rings and she might know the type of ring your partner has always dreamed of.

Even if the pair have never properly discussed engagement rings, there's a good chance she'll know the types of styles she prefers. See if she can give you advice on the type of precious metal, the style of setting, the diamond shape, and the diamond size that she would like the most.

If you're not sure about your partner's ring size, her best friend might be able to help you there, too. Ask her if she can subtly ask to wear your partner's ring so she can glance at the size without your partner knowing. Just make sure you trust her best friend and that she's not going to reveal your secret!

Your mum

Your mum

Your mum has helped you out with so many things over the years. Helping you pick out your bride-to-be's perfect engagement ring is something she'll jump at the chance to do. If she has an engagement ring of her own, she'll know all the best questions to ask — some of which you probably never even thought of.

Before you get your mum involved, you need to be sure that she's got a good idea of the style of jewellery your partner likes. You don't want your mum to (unknowingly!) give you bad advice, leaving you with the trouble of having to exchange the engagement ring without offending her.

Her mum

Her mum

Asking your partner's mum is another option. She's much more likely to understand the type of jewellery your partner likes. But there's also an increased risk that she could spill the beans before you propose. Make sure you swear her to secrecy before you give anything away.

If you go shopping with your mother-in-law for an engagement ring, you'll have the opportunity to see what different rings look like on a hand that's a similar shape and size to your partner's.

Lorel Diamonds

And then, of course, there's us! We've helped thousands of customers from all over the world choose or design their perfect engagement ring. We're here to provide you with step-by-step advice and guidance throughout the process, from deciding the best carat weight to getting the size right.

Whether you want to choose from one of the hundreds of styles available on our website and customise it so it's perfect, or work with our designers to create a bespoke design unique in all the world, we're looking forward to helping you choose the dream ring your bride-to-be will love forever.

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