There can be a lot of pressure when shopping for an engagement ring in Manhattan – after all, she’s going to be wearing it for the rest of her life, so you want her to love it. You can certainly pull hints out of her, track down her secret engagement ring Pinterest board, and enlist her friends to do recon for you; however, each of these methods leaves room for the possibility that you’ll miss the mark. Allow Wasserman Jewel Galleries to suggest a foolproof option to make sure you get her the dream ring: Go engagement ring shopping together!
33% of couples shop for their engagement ring together (according to The Knot 2017 Jewelry & Engagement Study). Read further to see why Wasserman Jewel Galleries, a renowned jewelry store located within the heart of Manhattan’s Diamond District, is a supporter of shopping for your engagement ring together!
Only 1 in 3 Proposals Are a Secret
Let’s face it- in today’s day and age of social media, most people end up driving themselves crazy trying to keep a surprise…a surprise! Not only does shopping for an engagement ring together eliminate the stress of choosing the perfect ring for her- it also releases the burden of worrying about keeping the proposal a secret, so you can focus on the end game!
As an added bonus, engagement ring shopping with your significant other also serves as a gut check for both of you. Researching, selecting, signing off on the engagement ring- each step in the process makes the prospect of marriage that much more real and you’ll each be able to check in with yourselves and each other to ensure that you’re both on the same page.
Get It Personalized to Her Tastes
Let’s look at some statistics…
- 18% of rings have completely custom designs
- Nearly half (46%) of all grooms have customized their engagement ring design to some extent
At Wasserman Jewel Galleries, we serve our fair share of Manhattan couples who are looking to make the big jump. Thus, we have it on good authority that engagement rings are becoming increasingly more personalized.
Dreaming of a marquise cut center stone on a vintage style ring with rose gold accents? How about a halo style ring with the date of your wedding day engraved on the band, and subtle sapphire accent stones? With a custom engagement ring, you have the freedom to incorporate all of your favorite design elements, thus, sacrificing nothing.
Do you like the idea of looking at engagement rings together, but still want the proposal to be a surprise? Consider shopping together on your initial visit…and then come back to Wasserman to choose the final engagement ring on your own!
Another innovative suggestion that compromises a surprise proposal with the concept of a custom engagement ring is to use a fashion ring for the proposal, and then surprise her again with the idea of picking out her own design! Do you already have a particular diamond or gemstone center stone in mind to create the engagement ring of her dreams? Allow Wasserman to set it in a simple mounting for the proposal. Several of our grooms have done this to get the best of both worlds – pulling off the perfect surprise proposal and ensuring that she gets the exact engagement ring she’s been dreaming about.
No matter what you decide for your engagement ring, Wasserman is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us to be on your way to the perfect proposal!