The time has finally come in your relationship where you’re ready to pop the question. You’ve played over in your mind what this moment would be like time and time again, but know your words will turn to mush as soon as you get down on one knee. Luckily, you have plenty of time to plan what to say as you find the perfect ring for your soon-to-be fiance. Buying a Pittsburgh wedding band and engagement ring can feel like a daunting process -- you question what she wants, what ring will look good on her, and what size to buy and it feels like too much. That’s why the Pittsburgh engagement ring experts at Lisa Marie Kotchey Designs are here to provide you with five tips for helping you choose or design the perfect engagement ring. Let’s get started!
Look at her Pinterest
Find Pittsburgh Wedding Band and Engagement Ring Inspiration on Her Pinterest
The first place to look for engagement ring inspiration should always be her Pinterest. Pinterest - a site filled with recipes, wedding and event planning ideas, and outfit inspiration - is every girl’s paradise, and there’s a good chance your soon-to-be fiance has been planning your wedding on there for years. Start by locating her Pinterest and sorting through her board until you find wedding or engagement ring pins. Look for patterns in shape, color, and bands to narrow down what she may like.
Consider Her Hand Shape
Choose an Engagement Ring that Complements Her Hands
After a couple of years of holding hands, chances are you’ve noticed the shape of her hands: her short or thin fingers, or the fact that she complains about having ‘sausage fingers” despite their slender appearance in your eyes. No matter what her hands look like, there are rings that complement her hand shape. For instance, short fingers look better with an oblong stone, and thin fingers aren’t always complemented by a narrow band. Check out the graphic above for tips on buying the right shape for her hand.
Ask Her Friends What She Likes
Has she been gabbing about her Pittsburgh wedding band and engagement ring? Go right to the source.
You can guarantee that she’s been telling her sister, her mother, and her friends about you since your first or second date. As your relationship progressed, they’ve been there to listen to her talk about every fun adventure and (we hate to break it to you) silly argument you’ve ever had as a couple. Once the relationship got serious, you can trust that she’s shown them pictures of engagement rings that she loves -- and let’s face it, she expects you to ask them what she likes! Take advantage of her closest friends and family as a resource. They’ll be able to give you an outline of what she may like, what she’s been talking about, and what styles feel like her. Even if you don’t understand all the lingo, your Pittsburgh wedding band and engagement ring jeweler will, and can help you make her dream a reality.
Envision Her Personal Style
Use Her Personal Style to Inspire Her Engagement Ring
You want to find an engagement ring that feels true to your love and feels true to her personality. To do this, do some deep thinking about her style of clothing and jewelry. Does she dress reserved and traditional, or have an eye for the wild and crazy? Does she love vintage thrift-shop finds or wear clothing with a modern edge? Knowing this will allow you to decide between more traditional ring designs and something that may be a little different.
It’s important to not only take into account her clothing tastes, but also her jewelry taste. Some women like bold, ostentatious jewelry while others use jewelry to complement and accentuate their features and outfits. Additionally, this may clue you into what type of metal she wants in her wedding band and engagement ring.
Still not sure how to sum her up? No problem! Bring a few photos of her to Lisa Marie Kotchey designs that you feel show off her style. Lisa can help you choose or design the Pittsburgh wedding bands or engagement rings that fit her personal style.
When in Doubt, Ask the Expert
The Leader in Pittsburgh Wedding Bands & Engagement Rings Can Walk You Through the Decision Process
At Lisa Marie Kotchey Designs, we know that an engagement ring is one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. You want to make sure you pick the one that’s just right for your soon-to-be fiance, which is why you can trust in Lisa to help guide your decision in the engagement ring buying process. With more than 30 years of experience as a jeweler in Pittsburgh, Lisa can help you sort out her personal style, different choices in cut and mounting, and design according to recent trends. No matter your vision, Lisa can help it come to life in a stunning engagement ring.