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Ultimate Guide on How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring


It seems like you are ready to move on to the next phase of your life with your significant other but here’s the question: how are you going to do it?

“Propose lah

Yes, I know. But with what? Are you clear of what type of ring are you going to buy before she answers you with a big YES?

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know now because we are here to save your day! Read on to find out more about choosing the perfect engagement ring 😉


Not the size of the diamond yet, but her finger size.

After months and years of holding her hand, you probably know (roughly at least) the size of her fingers do you?

If you are unsure, don’t take the risk. Get her measurement! Afterall, a ring comes with a hefty price tag so hit the bull’s eyes!

Taste & Preferences

This is a test of how well you know your significant other.

Here’s a list of things that you need to take note of when searching for the perfect wedding band:

  1. Type of stones: diamond, precious stones (emerald, sapphire, ruby etc) or diamond alternatives (Swarovski Crystals, Moissanite, Cubic Zirconia)
  2. Shape of Stone: Round, oval, radiant, marquise, princess etc
  3. Ring Setting: Prong, Tiffany, Bezel, Tension etc
  4. Embellishment of the band

Do some research on the features of the ring listed because there are tons of designs out in the market and you might feel lost while trying to search for the perfect one.

Know Yourself

Besides being clear of what your other half loves, you have to know yourself well too.

Not everything is the bigger the better, for instance, the hole in your wallet. Consider your financial status before making the purchase. Your lady would appreciate a super huge rock but wouldn’t rejoice over the depleted bank account that would render both of you days (or even months) of excessive scrimping and saving.

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Your Lighthouse is Here

In case you are clueless about the consciousness of women, I, as your lighthouse shall enlighten you and lead you back on path (and hopefully the right path).

Tip 1:

If you are given an option to choose between a clear ring box or a velvet one, ALWAYS go for the latter because it looks way classier than the former. I mean, you can never go wrong with the traditional form of ring box 😉 so let’s play safe than risk having your bride-to-be misunderstood your proposal as a prank when you bring out that toy-looking clear box ya?

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Credit: TheMrsBox

Credit: LaKaiser


Tip 2:

Who doesn’t love themselves a huge carat that would make them go blind?

But if money is stopping you from getting the carat that your partner dreams of day & night, a good trick would be to opt for a halo ring. It is a setting where small gemstones encircle a centre gemstone. This creates a visual effect of a large carat ring and if the centre gemstone is of a unique design or a high-grade diamond, the small surrounding gemstones will help to draw the attention back to it.

Credit: GN Jewellers 

Credit: Charles Nobel

Credit: Barclays Jewelry


Before you leave to scrummage through the internet or head down to 10 over physical stores to pick the ideal ring, check out our website and let us be part of your big moment! Especially if you would like to propose overseas, we can definitely lend a hand so hesitate no more and check us out now!

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