A wedding proposal can be nerve-wracking at the best of times. But it’s even more chaotic without the best engagement ring. Of course, a wedding proposal is about the love you have for another person, so it’s not all about material things. However, the ring is still an important part of the whole ritual, because it is a symbol of your love. Engagement rings can also be seen as a status item, and that aspect may not apply to everybody. But certainly, there are many people who are trying to make a great impression with their choice of engagement ring. So, here are some things to consider when buying the ring for your proposal. Planning for your big proposal You’ve got a lot on your plate, especially if you’re a bit of a romantic and you’ve got bold plans for the occasion. You might be planning a special trip, an event or just generally setting up a beautiful moment for it all to take place. Naturally, all of your planning will be for nothing if you don’t have the ring ready on time. You should always start planning the ring before anything else. This is because it can take some time to have the ring made, especially if you’re going for a custom engagement ring. The best advice is to organise your ring, and then start planning everything around it. Consider your partner’s preferences The type of ring you choose should align as closely as possible with your partner’s preferences. This is where you may need to be a bit sneaky. Check out your partner’s existing jewellery collection to get an idea of the style they prefer. You may notice things like a preference for certain metals or stones, and you can have a ring designed accordingly. Beauty versus functionality While choosing the design and style for your partner’s engagement ring, you also need to consider their lifestyle. Are they extremely active, such as playing sports, exercising or enjoying the great outdoors? If so, you may not want anything too chunky or bulky because it could be easily damaged. Or, they need to take the ring off all the time, which is never ideal. Look for custom jewellery options If you really want the best engagement ring, you should seek a bespoke jewellery service. This way, you can provide design ideas and have some great input into the style of the ring. Why be limited by what’s on the jewellery store’s shelves when you can help to design the perfect engagement ring for your partner. Want the best engagement ring for your partner? For over 140 years, Catanach’s Jewellers has been creating and designing luxury jewellery pieces. We’ve helped countless couples with their marriage proposals by providing custom engagement rings. We also provide a comprehensive selection of jewellery for the wedding day, including personalised bespoke wedding rings. Contact us today to arrange a custom jewellery consultation, and we’ll get you ready for the big day! Take the stress out of the occasion by working with the engagement ring experts at Catanach’s Jewellers.