While many predict that confinement will increase divorce suits, in Origenn bet and dream of a surge in petitions. Because in these moments of confinement under the same protective roof - or perhaps, unfortunately, each one in his own home - perhaps we can take advantage of this to reflect and realize what (and who) is most important.
And since you have a few nights left to share before looking into each other's eyes - or the Netflix series for that matter - , howabout designing your order rings?
1. Take your time
"If you prefer to go together or together to buy the ring after you get engaged, chances are you haven't set a deadline yet. Although I recommend not to postpone it too much (I have worked with couples who were still looking for the perfect ring two or three weeks after getting married), I advise you to take your time, no matter how much you want to show it to family and friends already. As a reference, I would put about three or four months away. You will surely find it before then, but that way you will have enough time to think if you want some old piece or design the ring from scratch to your liking".
2. Set a budget
"The first thing you have to ask yourself is how much you can spend. But there are no fixed rules here, neither on how much money nor on who should put it. Forget those urban legends that you have to spend at least three months' salary. And if you're doing better, pay for it halfway. There are options in the market for all pockets, so I invite you to negotiate in pairs how much you are happy to invest. If it's going to be a gift and you prefer not to know how much your partner wants to spend, ask him to tell it directly to the jewelry store and from there they will know how to guide you without revealing the price.
3. Be true to your style
"When a person chooses their own ring they often have very different criteria than when it is the couple who give it to them. Two questions that are often asked are 'what kind of ring fits my hand' and 'how do I know if I'll still like it in 10 years'. The key is to forget about trends and not fall into the trap of thinking that the engagement ring can only be a certain way. Takeinspirationfrom the jewellery collections that appeal to you the most. Look at designs you like in apps like Pinterest or Instagram. And, most importantly, be true to your taste.
4. Consider your pace of life
"When choosing a ring we often forget about the lifestyle we lead, and this is something to keep in mind because isa jewel that you're going to carry with you always. Today we have become very demanding with the rings and we want them to fit every occasion, from the office to the gym (where it is not always advisable to wear them). Think about what you work and what you do in your free time. If you never want to take it off, there are certain designs or stones that will have to be discarded. Be honest about how you want to wear your ring so that your jeweler can advise you on the best design.
5. A matter of principle
"Beyond the practical or aesthetic issues, there are other factors you may want to consider. What feeling do you want to take away from the experience? Do you want to support alittle known small business or are you more of go treasure hunting to a reputable antique jewelry store? To find the ideal ring, it is essential that the professional you trust shares the same values.