Engagement Ring Etiquette

engagement ring etiquette

I know you’re probably questioning “engagement ring etiquette, what does that even mean?”.

Let’s assume your man did his very best to find you what he thought was the perfect engagement ring.  Maybe you all went ring shopping a few times before.  Or maybe you showed him some of your fave engagement ring selfies from Instagram so he’d have an idea of your dream ring.

Whatever the case, it’s so important to let him know how much you appreciate it – especially if you’ve been waiting for him to pop the big question.  Whether you’re in LOVE with your engagement ring or not.

Here are a few guidelines to follow when it comes to engagement ring etiquette.

Engagement Ring Etiquette

1. Do not complain about the size! This could really be a hit against his ego. Diamond size doesn’t show how he can provide for you; it’s a gesture of love.

2. Do not complain about the type of diamond.

3. If you think he is being stingy, you have to ask yourself if there’s a reason. Maybe he’s saving up to buy the two of you a house. Think of the big picture. If you’re debating the price of what you’re engagement ring should cost, don’t. Our friends over at Designers & Diamonds did a great job at explaining how much an engagement ring should cost too, if you were wondering.

4. If you are not sure whether you are ready to get married, ask him for a few days to think it over instead of accepting it right then and changing your mind later. Remember to let him know how much you appreciate his love, though, so he doesn’t feel completely rejected.

5. If you just absolutely dislike your new engagement ring, approach the subject about re-setting the ring – gently.  Hopefully you won’t run into this situation.  More times than not, our future husband-to-be will already have in mind the engagement ring we want.

6. If all else fails and you don’t like your engagement ring but you can live with it.   Give it a nice wear the next 10 years.  When your 10th anniversary rolls around, have your diamond reset into a new engagement ring setting.

Like I mentioned before, if he hasn’t proposed yet but the two of you are discussing marriage, suggest engagement ring shopping together.  Shopping for your dream ring together will help avoid any awkward proposals with a not so great ring. If he isn’t up for going to a few different jewelry stores, show him all those favorite Instagram ring selfies you screenshot and saved.

Some engagement IG ring inspo for you below :)

 

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