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It’s possibly one of the biggest questions you’ll ever ask in your lifetime, but it’s also one of the trickiest to get right.

Marriage proposals are laced with tradition and a certain degree of expectancy. However, doing it ‘right’ is different for everyone.

If your idea of whisking your loved one off to a remote beach in a far-flung land and dropping to one knee is a bit too much (and far too expensive), we’ve got some good news.

Here are five simple marriage proposal ideas which are easy to undertake and won’t cost you a penny (apart from the all-important ring, of course).

1. Take a walk down memory lane

Think of somewhere that means a lot to you as a couple. It might be the place where you first laid eyes on each other, or a particularly memorable summer walk you took once.

Treat it like any other day, and suggest that it’d be nice to relive that moment or go back to that place. And, when you’re there, drop the big question when it feels most appropriate to do so.

2. Create a treasure hunt

You’re adults, sure, but who says treasure hunts are only for kids?

If you’ve got a particularly quiet weekend on the horizon, tell your partner that you’re going to set up a treasure hunt for them. You don’t need to say any more than that.

For the hunt itself, hide the usual treats (chocolate and other goodies, for instance), but make the final hidden treasure the most important of all - a ring and a note asking if they'll take your hand in marriage.

3. Use the dog (or cat)

If you’ve got a pet, it’s hard to resist the cuteness of enlisting their help with your proposal.

It's a bit of a cliche, but if your pet is central to your world, attaching the ring and a little note to their collar is a brilliant way to pop the big question.

4. Paint it on the wall while decorating

Whether you love it or hate it, decorating is something many couples undertake together.

If you’ve decided to propose, you can use your decorating project as a unique way to pop the question.

When you’re alone in the room, paint the question on the wall, ready for your partner to see when they return.

5. Do it at dinner

Sometimes (often, in fact), the simplest marriage proposals are by far the best.

If you want to limit the element of surprise to the proposal itself, one of the best ways to do this is to ask the question over dinner.

Pick a night when you both decide to have a romantic evening in together, and choose your moment carefully - you should know exactly when the time feels right.

Final thought

Remember - this is your proposal, no one else’s. Therefore, if you read our list above but don’t think any of these are right for your big question, revert to whatever feels right for you.

Marriage proposals are a deeply personal thing. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration today for when it’s finally time to pop the question.

It’s something most men fear, but for no discernible reason.

Proposing to your girlfriend or boyfriend is an entirely natural thing to do. It has happened for centuries, and is one of the most common human desires.

However, for most people, it's something that only happens once, and which is so unusual in terms of everyday activity that it is, understandably, nerve-wracking.

That’s fine. If you’re worried about proposing and are unsure of all the proposal dos and don'ts, don't worry - this is totally normal.

Here’s how to surprise your loved one with the perfect wedding proposal.

Make sure it’s personal

There are few things in life more personal than a marriage proposal, but that’s why you need to make sure how you do it is personal, too.

We can’t give you advice on what specific method might be right for you, because, well, it’s personal! But if you can think of a way in which to propose (be it the location or the manner in which you do it) that relates directly to the two of you, you’re onto a winner.

The best news? It’ll still be a surprise, but one that feels completely intended for that person, and that person only.

Think carefully about the location

Clearly, you need to propose somewhere, but the location you choose will add significantly to the element of surprise.

It’s easy to get this wrong in your mind, too. By ‘surprise’, we don’t necessarily mean proposing in the middle of a packed train station. But, that might work for you and your partner. Equally, ‘surprise’ for your partner might mean grasping the nettle in the middle of watching Eastenders.

Again, this is entirely up to you, but keep your partner’s likely reaction in mind if you do decide to go public. The last thing you want to do is make them feel uncomfortable or pressured - that would certainly ruin the surprise.

Make it just like any other day

One of the most important things you can do in order to keep a marriage proposal a secret, is to act like nothing unusual is about to happen.

This isn’t easy, sure. After all, you know you've got that ring in your pocket and that you’ll soon be asking a question that you’ve never asked before, but it’s vital you keep that stuff at bay.

Just get on with your day as usual until the moment comes. Act normally, but don’t go out of your way to be normal (that’s just weird).

The less there is to suspect, the bigger the surprise.

Involve friends and family

There’s nothing quite like sharing a marriage proposal with those closest to you, and this is also a great way to ensure you can inject a huge element of surprise.

The trick is to bring family members into the equation when your partner least expects them to be there. This way, you have a double-whammy on the cards; the mere arrival of your family is surprise enough, but the revelation of the ring and proposal is the icing on the cake.

Wrapping up

Marriage proposals can be stressful, but are ultimately amazing, and something you will never forget. 

Follow our tips above and your proposal will turn out to be one of the most memorable events you’ll ever experience.

If you’ve decided to propose to your partner, one of the first challenges you’ll have to overcome isn’t the call to his or her father, or the proposal itself.

No, before you do all that you’ll need to find out their ring size.

This is tricky, because if you’re not really careful, your entire proposal plan could fall apart. If your partner realises what you’re up to, the game is given away - instantly.

So, without further ado, here are five smart ways to find out your partner’s ring size, without them suspecting a thing.

1. Be subtle (but careful)

Guess what - in order to find out your partner’s ring size, you can actually ask them without giving the game away!

No, really. The trick lies in being subtle and extremely careful about the way in which you approach the question.

For instance, you could pretend that you think a ring would be a great idea for an upcoming sister or mother’s birthday. Ask your partner their ring size ‘as reference’. You may be surprised by how readily the answer is given.

2. Get a friend involved

Friends have one significant advantage over you in this scenario: they’re not looking to marry your partner, and your partner will never expect that to be the case.

Use this to your advantage, by enlisting the help of a friend. They’ll need to be subtle and canny, but they should be able to slip it into a relevant conversation far easier than you could.

3. Check out an existing ring

If your partner has some rings already, try and grab one when they’re in the jewellery box or resting on the bedside table.

Providing it’s a ring that is worn regularly, you should be able to get the right size there and then - simply trace around it on a piece of paper and take it to the jewellers.

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4. Compare their finger to yours

This is a little more tricky, but if you get it right, it’s a brilliant way to get a really good idea of the ring size.

When holding your partner’s hand, or playing with it while watching TV, take a look at their ring finger compared to yours. Is it roughly the same size or can you semi-accurately gauge how much bigger or smaller it might be?

You’ll never be 100% accurate with this, but it’s a great way to offer an educated guess to an experienced jeweller.

5. If you’ve been discussing marriage - ask!

Some couples prefer to be open with each other about this kind of thing. So,  if it’s no secret that you’re going to pop the question one day, just ask your partner what their ring size is.

Then, get on with your lives. They’ll soon forget, and you can always make the proposal itself an amazing surprise.

Final thought

You may not get the ring size right first time, but there’s no need to feel bad if that’s the case - your partner almost certainly won’t mind. Rings can always be resized, and the most important thing is that proposal after all. 

On the other hand, if you follow our tips above, you’ll improve your chances of acquiring the perfect engagement ring in the right size with the first attempt!

If you have never purchased (or received!) a diamond engagement ring before, then you could be forgiven for being completely baffled by the terminology commonly used by jewellers to describe the range of options you will need to consider: style, size, shape, cut, weight, setting, metal type, etc, etc.

As with any major purchase, it pays to be well prepared in advance. Check out our glossary and you won't go far wrong when it's time to track down that perfect engagement ring.

Paisley Amazing Emerald Cut Trilogy Engagement Ring

Glossary

Accent Diamonds – smaller diamonds that are arranged around the central diamond. Typically used to enhance the main diamond.

Blemish – external flaws which can affect the clarity of a diamond.

Brilliant cut – a gem cutting style designed to maximise brilliance and sparkle. Triangular, kite-shaped, or cone-shaped facets are arranged around the centre of the diamond. This enables light to enter the diamond from several different angles and directions. The standard round brilliant cut diamond has 58 facets.

Brilliance – the level of brightness emitted from the centre of the diamond.

Carat (ct) – a jewellery industry term used to quantify the weight of a diamond.

Clarity – a diamond which minimal inclusions and blemishes.

Colour – the less colour in a diamond, the higher the grade. The amount of colour is measured on a scale, from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow or brown). Diamonds can be found in a wide variety of natural and dyed colours, including yellow, pink, blue, brown, and even black.

Cut – The cut of a diamond determines its ability to sparkle, and refers to the style guide used when shaping a diamond for polishing and finishing. Diamonds are rated on the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) cut grades scale, ranging from Excellent to Poor.

Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut are often referred to as the "4Cs" -
the top four characteristics to consider when purchasing a diamond.

Crown – the upper section of the diamond, situated above the girdle.

Culet – a small flat facet which is added to the bottom of the diamond, to protect the pointed tip at the bottom of the cone-shaped pavilion.

Eye clean – refers to a diamond with no blemishes or inclusions visible to the naked eye.

Face-up (or table up) – where a diamond’s crown and table are faced towards the observer.

Face-down (or table down) – where a diamond’s pavilion is faced towards the observer.

Facet – a smooth, flat surface on the top of a diamond, which enables light to be reflected.

Fancy cut – a term used to describe diamond shapes which are not round.

Fire – the gleams of colour emitted from a polished diamond.

Flawless – a word used to describe a diamond with no detectable blemishes or inclusions when viewed under 10× magnification by a qualified grader.

Fluorescence – the amount of light emitted from a diamond when it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.

Girdle – the outer perimeter of the diamond, which divides the crown from the pavilion.

Halo – a ring of stones surrounding the main, central diamond.

Inclusion – internal flaws which can affect the clarity of a polished diamond.

Loupe - a small, hand-held magnifying lens used by gemologists for examining gemstones, including diamonds. 10× magnification is considered to be the industry standard.

Melee – a jewellery trade term used to describe small diamonds weighing less than one-fifth of a carat, and which are generally less than 2mm in diameter.

Pavilion – the lower section of a diamond, situated below the girdle.

Plot - a certified map of a diamond’s inclusions, blemishes and facets.

Princess Cut – popular trade name for a square or rectangular-shaped brilliant cut diamond.

Scintillations – flashes of light and darker hues that are visible whenever the diamond, the light, or the observer moves.

Shape – refers to the face-up outline shape of a diamond – for example, round, pear, oval, rectangle, heart, or square.

Shoulders - the shoulders of a diamond engagement ring mark the point between the setting and the band.

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Brielle Princess Cut Shoulder Set Diamond Engagement Ring


Diamond Cuts

Asscher cut – a square-shaped diamond with a high crown and stepped facets.

Cushion cut – a square-cut diamond with rounded edges.

Emerald cut – a rectangular-shaped diamond with small, rounded edges.

European cut - an antique diamond cut developed before the advent of precision technology.

Heart cut – a heart-shaped diamond – most often mounted in solitaire settings.

Marquise cut – a rugby-ball-shaped diamond set with prongs at each end, to protect the pointed ends from chipping.

Oval cut – oval-shaped diamonds are available in a range of different widths, from slim to wide.

Pear cut – a combination of the round and marquise diamond shapes. Available in a range of different widths, from slim to wide.

Princess cut – one of the most popular and affordable fancy diamond cuts for engagement rings. This modern cut is angular, square and geometric.

Radiant cut – a square or rectangular-shaped diamond with subtly curved edges; similar to the emerald shape.

Round cut – the most popular engagement ring shape, the round cut features a perfectly circular central diamond.

Trillion cut – triangular-shaped diamonds are used as accent stones to frame a central square diamond.

Dessa Astonishing Marquise Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring


Setting Styles

Prong settingalso known as a claw setting, this is the most common type of setting for solitaire diamond rings. The diamond is placed into a metal, claw-shaped cradle and secured with 3-8 metal prongs.

Channel setting this is where diamonds are set in a straight row, and are suspended without prongs between two horizontal strips of metal, situated above and below the stones.

Pave setting also known as bead setting – is where a large number of small, round, brilliant cut stones are attached to the ring by tiny droplets of metal, giving a pavedeffect. This is to avoid seeing metal in between the stones. The technique involves small holes being made in the setting. Once the diamonds are placed in the holes, the surrounding metal is raised to form tiny beads, designed to hold the gemstones firmly in place.

Bezel setting  a setting technique whereby an elevated, metal, collar-type edging is wrapped around the rim of the diamond, providing a highly secure, protective fastener for the stones.

Scallop setting - delicate shared prongs form a scallop shape when viewed from the side.

Fishtail setting - where the diamond melee is set low into the metal, with fishtail-shaped cuts.

Flush setting - a sleek style, where diamond melee are set individually without prongs, directly into the metal.

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Metal Types

Platinumas well as being extremely durable, platinum is a 95% pure white metal. It doesn't fade or tarnish, and it is also an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin.

Palladium – one of the strongest types of platinum, palladium hasa greyish-white tone.

White Gold is a rhodium-plated pure gold which has been alloyed (mixed) with palladium, zinc or nickel. It is generally stronger than yellow gold.

Yellow Gold is pure gold alloyed with copper and silver.

Rose Gold is pure gold alloyed with copper. It is available in several different shades, from light red to soft pink.

Gold Plated refers to a very thin layer of pure gold used to coat a different type of lesser-value metal.

Shenaz Princess Cut Halo Ring With Diamond Set Shoulders on a Yellow-Gold Band


Some Popular Engagement Ring Styles

Art Deco – inspired by the art deco era of the 1920s, these rings are characterised by geometric, angular shapes and bold lines.

Baguette – a style often used for side stones, the baguette's main feature is its long, clean lines.

Halo – this style of engagement ring features a central stone which is surrounded by a circle of smaller stones. Some rings have a double halo – where two circles of small stones encircle one larger central diamond.

Solitaire – an engagement ring with one solitary stone.

Trilogy - as the name suggests, this ring style features a central diamond flanked by two shoulder stones.

Vintage / Antique – classic engagement rings created more than 50 years ago (antique) or before the early twentieth century (vintage).

Vintage-inspired (reproduction) – modern engagement rings created in the classic style of vintage rings.

Purna Amazing Round Diamond Halo Ring With Diamond Set Shoulders

 

So, there you have it. You're now fully-informed about the array of options you will need to consider when shopping for that perfect engagement ring, and should feel more confident when it comes to discussing your precise requirements with the jeweller. Good luck!

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As rings go, this is a big one. Some would even argue that it’s bigger than the choice of engagement ring.

Finding the right wedding band to fit your engagement ring is an incredibly tough choice. It’s a match that has to last for the rest of your life, and remind you of the most important day of your life every time you look at it.

Quite a task!

Engagement rings have a destiny, which is to be paired with another piece of jewellery. This pairing will stay with you forever, therefore both pieces need to harmoniously complement one another.

Some work brilliantly together and can be found quickly (you’ll just know it’s the right pairing), while some designs are incredibly difficult to match.

We’d like to help make this process as enjoyable and stress-free as is should be. With such a wide range of wedding bands on the market, you have a wealth of options, but how do you pick the perfect one?

Be careful not to eclipse the engagement ring

In fairness, the engagement ring made its way onto your hand first, therefore it shouldn’t have its thunder stolen.

Bear this in mind while wedding band shopping. Look for something that includes decorative elements that match the engagement ring but which don’t overpower it or knock it out of the park in terms of style and pizzazz.

For example, if your engagement ring features a particular type of stone, your wedding band could feature the same element, albeit smaller in scale.

Should you pick the same metal?

Most people tend to opt for a wedding ring that is cast in the same metal as the engagement ring, but the choice really is up to you.

There’s no right or wrong answer here - if you find a wedding band that looks perfect in platinum yet your engagement ring is white gold, thats fine!

Choice of wedding band style

There are three popular styles of wedding band that we recommend you focus on:

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1) Flat bands: As the name suggests, these are flat on all sides and very contemporary in design. Simple, but elegant.

2) Court-shaped: These wedding bands feature a softly-rounded exterior, although like flat bands are generally very simple in appearance.

3) D-shaped: These are typically more narrow than the two above and feature a more expressed profile.

We recommend trying out one of each style above, because you’ll quickly settle on a favourite.

Final thought: curved or straight?

The last thing you need to consider is whether you want a straight or curved band.

The engagement ring’s style may well dictate this; if it has a high setting that doesn’t stand, a straight wedding band will generally sit nicely alongside it. If it has a low setting (such as a halo design), you may want to go down the curved route.

Have fun searching for your wedding band. The perfect match is out there, and if you use our tips above, you’ll find it in no time.

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There are many 1 Carat Diamond Rings to choose from and a huge range of prices to fits every budget. The price of a 1 Carat Diamond will depend on a few factors. These are Diamond Color, Diamond Clarity & Diamond Shape.

Princess Diamonds are the most cost effective shape as they retain most of the diamond during the cut process. Round or oval shaped diamonds, can be more costly.

What makes 1 carat diamond rings special

Whether you’re looking for a 1 carat diamond ring platinum or engagement ring, you’re making an awesome choice.

They retain their value brilliantly, look stunning and come in a huge range of styles, meaning there really is something for everyone.

At Diamond Dealer Direct, we have a huge range of 1 carat engagement ring UK styles, right up to 18k white gold 1 carat diamond ring options.

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Maadai Finesse Oval Diamond Solitaire Ring

The oval diamond cut is one of the most popular cuts in 2018. The Maadai engagement ring is a stunning, elegant example of a solitaire oval diamond ring.

Maadai Finesse Oval Diamond Solitaire Ring

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Dorotea Excellent Six Claw Round Diamond Ring

The second on our list is a 6 claw, solitaire diamond ring.  You might be wondering what the difference is between 4 & 7 prong claws.  A 6 prong claw is safer and more robust as the diamond is held in more tightly.  Round diamonds are also set off beautifully inside a 6 claw setting. However, they can be difficult to clean.  We’ve put this on the list because it is a particularly stunning 6 claw diamond engagement ring.

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Rhode Loop Bezel Round Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

A unique, contemporary diamond engagement ring, the Rhode loop is a good choice for a couple with alternative, unique tastes who like to stand out. The sweeping loop encases the solitaire diamond which is set into the loop so that it sits almost flush to it. This also makes it more robust.

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Peyton Princess Diamond Single Halo Engagement Ring

We had to include our Peyton Princess Diamond Halo on the list.  This engagement ring is simply stunning with a distinct Art Deco vibe, bang on trend.  The halo of diamonds around the central stone & on the band draws the eye into the center of the geometric cut center diamond. A work of art.

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Crystal Princess Cut Diamond Single Halo Shoulder Set Engagement Ring

This engagement ring is a similar setting to the Peyton but with softer lines.  The harsh geometric angles of the Peyton are softened here into a more romantic setting.   A true princess ring for a romantic love story.

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Aria Round and Pear Diamond Trilogy Ring

The Aria engagement ring is another example of a unique setting for the nonconformist. The way the light plays off the 3 diamonds, along with the setting of 2 pear diamonds perfectly encasing a central round diamond is a work of art. For the alternative, artistic and culture buffs this is a beautiful choice.

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Gem Fantastic 3 Round Stone Diamond Ring

The 3 stone setting is very popular at the moment because it is the setting Prince Harry chose for Meghan Markle. The gem engagement ring uses 3 round diamonds when designing your ring you choose the central diamond and our jewelers will find 2 diamonds which fit perfectly with it.

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Marisa

A dainty, romantic engagement ring the Marisa looks like a tiny flower.  The central diamond is flanked by a beautiful halo of diamonds.

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Brielle Princess Cut Shoulder Set Diamond Engagement Ring

The Brielle is the final princess cut engagement ring on our list.   Each ring has a distinctly Art Deco, vintage feel as does the Brielle. The diamonds on the band are inset into the ring further accented by small indentations which frame the band diamonds. The detailing here is stunning.

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Flora Extraordinary Three Round Diamond Engagement Ring

This engagement ring is named the Flora for it’s beautiful lines which are reminiscent of the flora of the forest. The side profile you see here really shows off how intricately the claws wrap around the diamonds.  Each diamond is cut in a round shape and are chosen so they fit together perfectly.

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How much 1 carat diamond ring cost?

The good news? There’s a 1 carat diamond ring for you out there, and you’ll probably find it at Diamond Dealer Direct.

Even better news? The sheer choice available for this type of ring means we can satisfy practically every budget.

The price of a one carat diamond ring depends on lots of factors, including the type of ring you might buy. For instance, here are just some of the types you can choose:

  • 1 carat diamond ring platinum
  • 1 carat diamond engagement ring
  • 1 carat solitaire diamond ring
  • 1 carat diamond ring yellow gold

We also stock men's diamond ring 1 carat options, too. The only limit is your imagination - not your budget!

Why buy from Diamond Dealer Direct

If you want the best 1 carat diamond rings or want a 1 carat diamond ring price that won’t break your budget, Diamond Dealer Direct is here to help.

Either browse our website or visit our wonderful shop in the heart of Birmingham’s beautiful Jewellery Quarter.

We’ve picked our top 1 Carat Diamond Engagement rings - please see below.

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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

 

Meghan & Harry

 

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring
Credit Brides.com

 

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Kate Middleton & William

Credit Glamour.com, Vogue, Jordan Jewelry.

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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Phillip

Credit Town & country, ninjajournalist, Royalfans

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Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mother) & King George VI

Credit Royalcentral, royalweddings

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Have you met the partner of your dreams?  Are you ready to ask them to spend the rest of your lives together?  If you're ready to pop the question, choosing an engagement ring can seem a daunting task.  How much should you spend?  What style should you choose?  How do you pick the perfect ring?

 

Finding the ring that symbolizes your love and desire to commit to the most important person in your life is a challenge.  We at Diamond Dealer Direct are here to help make that process as easy as possible!  To save you time before you browse a website or walk into the jewellers, narrow down hundreds of options by choosing the features you want your ring to have.  Here are our tips on what to focus on.

 

Band Metal

Different types of metal on a solitaire engagement ring

 

If you're overwhelmed with engagement ring options, start with the most basic - band metal.  You have the choice of silver or platinum, traditional yellow gold or a beautiful rose gold.    To choose the metal of your ring, take a look at the jewellery your partner already wears.  Does she prefer platinum or gold?  Have you heard her admiring friends' rings?  Take a peek in the jewellery box and see what's most prevalent.

 

Stone Settings and Shape

different Diamond shapes for engagement ring

Once you've determined the metal you want, think about the setting.  Solitaire rings feature one stone while some rings have multiple large stones or a combination of large and small.  Do you want a marquise or princess cut diamond?  Or do you prefer an oval, round, or pear-shaped option?  If you decide on multiple stones, combining cuts is also an option.

 

Stones

Different types of gemstones on a shoulder set engagement ring

The stone you choose is the feature of the ring.  White diamonds are the classic choice but diamonds comes in a many colours.  Yellow, grey, black, and chocolate diamonds are all popular options that rival white diamonds in beauty.  Pair your diamonds with meaningful gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, or sapphires to create a ring that's truly one of a kind.

 

Once you've decided what you want your ring to look like, then think about how much you're going to spend.  Different options will allow a jeweller to help you fit your design with your budget.  Engagement rings are expensive but they don't need to break the bank!  Look over your finances and give yourself a realistic limit.  The old guide of three months' salary seems a bit outdated so set your budget at whatever you deem reasonable.

 

Determining the key features of your engagement ring before browsing the huge selections offered will save you a ton of time.  Once you have some design ideas in mind, Diamond Dealer Direct is ready to make your dreams come true.  With hundreds of options and professional experts on hand, Diamond Dealer Direct will help you choose the perfect engagement ring.  Your love is one of a kind... shouldn't your ring be, too?  Let Diamond Dealer Direct give you the perfect start to the rest of your life!

 

Is there anything more romantic than proposing at Christmas?

Couple looking at a Christmas present

Possibly not - and particularly if it decides to snow. But getting a marriage proposal right during one of the busiest, most stressful times of the year isn’t particularly easy.

Thankfully, we know how best to pop the question at this amazing time of the year. All it requires is a bit of forethought and one of the following scenarios:

A wintery walk

Picture you and your partner strolling through a crisp, frost-covered wintery field or forest on a sunny Sunday morning.

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There are few things more romantic than a wintery walk, which is why this might just be the perfect scenario for you to pop the big question.

It’s ultra simple, too. You just need to pick your moment (ideally when you’re both completely alone), halt the walk, get down on that knee and ask the most important question you’ll ever ask your partner!

A super-special Christmas present

A bit obvious? Not at all! If your partner doesn’t suspect a marriage proposal is on the cards yet but has made noises about getting married, why not buy them the best Christmas present ever?

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Package the ring in a much bigger box than is strictly necessary, and leave it under the tree. Have a bit of fun with the wrapping if you like, too, by over wrapping it to the point where it’ll take a good few minutes to get into.

Then, on Christmas morning, open your presents as normal. Only… it won’t be a normal present at all for her, will it?

A night out on the city

Festive nights out on the city are wonderful, and if it’s just the two of you painting the town red, this could be the perfect setting for the marriage proposal you’ve been planning.

Choose a nice restaurant, maybe fit in some live music or a show and book a room in a swanky hotel.

The point at which you pop the question is entirely up to you, but trust us - you’ll know when the time is right.

Hang it from the tree

This Christmas proposal is as old as the hills, but is still used today for good reason.

christmas-treeBy hanging the engagement ring from your Christmas tree, you can surprise your partner either on Christmas Day morning or before.

Just lead them into the room with your hands over their eyes, walk them slowly up to the tree and reveal the new addition to your decorations. It might take them a while to spot it, but when they do, a “yes” is almost certainly guaranteed!

Rings at the ready!

We hope we’ve given you plenty of inspiration for your Christmas marriage proposal.

It’ll be nerve-wracking and exciting in equal measure, but you really can’t pick a better time to pop the biggest of big questions.

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Engagement traditions have changed dramatically over time. Here is a vertical timeline of how engagement traditions have changed over time.
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As engagement traditions have evolved over the years, so has the opportunity for couples to create their own special engagement by combining new and old traditions.

From the pre-historic caveman tying cords of braided grass around his chosen mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist, to bring her spirit under his control, to the modern day proposals of a diamond's purity and sparkle that now became the symbols of the depth of a man's commitment to the woman he loves.

For traditionalists, with having it be a leap year this 2016, just once every four years, on February 29 (Leap Day), a woman is allowed to take her destiny in her own hands and ask a man to marry her. But, how and why did the Leap Year tradition come about? Well, the tradition is thought to date back to the 5th century, when, legend has it, an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their suitors to propose. So, they struck a deal. St Patrick decreed this one day in February, which occurs once every four years, when women were allowed to propose. Oh, and women either have to wear breeches or a scarlet petticoat to pop the question, according to tradition.

So ladies you still have a chance to pop the question, make it a christmas proposal!

At the end of the day you need to ask yourself what is meaningful to you and your partner? If you'd prefer to tie braided grass around your partners wrists and ankles than propose with one of our finest cut diamonds then so be it..

Happy Engagement!

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