A marriage proposal is one of the most special times in anybody’s life. It’s potentially nerve-wracking for the one asking the question, and for the recipient, hopefully, it’s a magical occasion that they’re thrilled with. But there’s one part of the proposal that can go horribly wrong if you haven’t taken the right steps. The engagement ring! That’s why so many people opt for custom engagement rings in Melbourne. The engagement ring needs to be something that your partner will love. Certainly, if you want to impress your other half, you don’t want to cut corners or go cheap on the engagement ring. With that in mind, here are some common mistakes people make when buying custom engagement rings in Melbourne. Not considering your partner’s lifestyle Is your partner extremely active? Do they spend a lot of time outdoors? Do they work with their hands? These things need to be taken into consideration when choosing an engagement ring. Naturally, the recipient of the ring is going to want to have their engagement ring on display for the world to see. But they can’t do that if the ring isn’t practical. Large stones present a risk of the ring being caught on clothing and other items, potentially damaging it. They can also be scratched or damaged if the wearer works with their hands. So, while many people love having a big, sparkling diamond, it isn’t always practical. Going too cheap Well, in the modern age it’s not always popular to talk about the value of material items. It’s less popular to suggest that you need to spend a lot of money to make someone happy. However, when it comes to an engagement ring, it’s an area you probably shouldn’t go too cheap on. The reality is, luxury jewellery is usually of a lot higher quality than cheaper rings. It isn’t necessarily about the price tag, as such, but if you want a ring that’s going to last forever and be cherished for many years to come, you need to spend a bit. With custom engagement rings, those extra dollars buy you better metals, nicer stones and a more luxurious design. In short, it’s worth it. Not having a clear idea of what you want Custom jewellery is all about incorporating your ideas into an engagement ring’s design. If you don’t have any thoughts about how the ring should look, or at least what type of metal and stone you want to use, it makes it difficult for the jeweller to give you what you want. So, do some thinking, and even browse some images online so you can show your jeweller what you like. Looking for the best custom engagement rings in Melbourne? For over 140 years, Catanach’s Jewellers has been designing and creating stunning custom engagement rings. Our reputation for excellence is something we’re incredibly proud of, and we’d love to share it with you. So, if you’re planning a big proposal and only the very best will do, contact Catanach’s or visit us in-store today. We’d love to be part of your special day.