Picture this, you found the perfect ring and planned the perfect proposal. You pull out the ring box, get down on one knee, and ask your love to marry you. Your special someone’s face lights up, and jaw drops at seeing the stunning ring you’ve selected.
So how do you pick the perfect engagement ring? You know she wants an emerald cut, but that’s it. Keep reading to discover how to choose the perfect ring and plan an epic surprise proposal.
The first step is paying attention to your loved one’s style, preferences, and taste of jewelry. Is there a favorite metal or one that’s despised? Is their style more classic or more whimsical? Is their favorite jewelry more elaborate or more minimal?
Answering these questions can help you pick an engagement ring. You can always seek input from your loved one’s close friends or family if in doubt. Perhaps your loved one has even mentioned engagement ring preferences to someone in your circle.
Researching Emerald Cut Rings
Emerald cut diamonds are unique because they have linear, parallel, straight step cuts rather than facets like other cuts. They look like an elongated rectangle with cut-off corners. Like all diamonds, the 4Cs impact the quality (carat weight, cut, color, and clarity).
Emerald diamonds have a large table, so the color and clarity are important because you can gaze into the stone. Lab-made emerald cut diamonds are just as stunning as natural diamonds but are more budget-friendly.
Once you have the stone figured out, you can select the setting and metal type. Emerald shaped diamonds are versatile and look breathtaking in a variety of settings. Consider your loved one’s design preferences and metal type for your engagement ring.
Planning a Surprise Proposal
People dream of their proposal, and you want to make your surprise proposal unforgettable. As you plan the big moment, you’ll need to consider the following:
- Choosing a meaningful location: Perhaps your favorite restaurant, the location of your first date or kiss, or a special place for the two of you.
- Incorporate personal touches: Music, favorite food, signs, and decor can make the moment more personal and amazing.
- Make a plan: Think about how you’ll make the moment a surprise. You’ll need a plan to get your loved one there without suspecting that something is up.
- Capture it: Consider family, friends, or a professional who can capture your special moment by taking photographs and videos.
Lean on friends and family to help you plan a surprise proposal. They can help you make a foolproof plan, and it’s nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of to create an unforgettable surprise.
If you know one of your friends or family members isn’t great at keeping secrets, then it’s better not to involve them in the surprise. It would be frustrating to have the surprise ruined! Secrecy is essential!
Presenting the Emerald Cut Ring
You’ll also need to plan out how you’ll present your gorgeous emerald cut engagement ring. You can hide it in a special location (champagne glass, hollowed-out book, bouquet), incorporate it into a surprise gift, or plan a romantic scavenger hunt. Consider your loved one’s interests to create a personalized ring presentation and a memorable moment.
Celebrating the Surprise
Once you’ve asked the big question, it’s time to reveal the big news and celebrate with your friends and family. Some gather friends and family for a celebration right after the proposal, and others have a more formal engagement party. You can also keep the moment for yourselves and then call or text your friends and family. How you celebrate is entirely up to you two!
A stunning emerald cut engagement ring will take your loved one’s breath away during your surprise proposal. In order to select the perfect diamond, evaluate the quality of the stone and consider a lab-created diamond.
Select the metal ring setting and consider your loved one’s style and preferences as you purchase your ring. Once the ring is taken care of, plan an epic surprise proposal by determining the location, figuring out how you’ll present the ring, and planning how you’ll capture the surprise proposal.
Remember that you can always lean on friends and family to help you plan the big moment. With careful planning, you can create a magical surprise proposal and start your new journey together.