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Picking out the engagement ring is a nerve racking process. There are a lot of different factors that go into picking the right ring: price range, shape, setting and much more. Your partner probably does not have a lot of knowledge about this sort of thing, but chances are that you already know pretty much exactly what you want! So what’s the harm in pushing them in the right direction? Here are some simple, sneaky tips to subtly tell them what kind of ring you want.

Send Them Inspo

Photo from Man of Many

There are tons of inspiration photos out there to help you decide what kind of ring you want. Whether it be on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, make a folder full of your favs! When the timing is right or maybe if they even ask you what kind of ring you want (fingers crossed) you will have a full folder ready for them to draw inspiration from. This is a good way to be prepared for when the moment strikes and you can casually explain what the ring of your dreams is like.

If you have talked about the engagement and you feel comfortable, even just sending them the photos without them asking is a great way to get your dream ring! Just send a message saying something like “Oooo isn’t this one pretty?” or “I love the band of this one!” Any small hints can go a long way.

Confide in a Friend

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One of the easiest ways to get the ring of your dreams is to designate your best friend as your partner’s go-to for any ring questions. Prep this friend with any questions that you think your partner might run into. Then, let your partner know that if they have any questions when they start ring shopping to just ask this friend and that they will have all of the answers! This way, you won’t know when they’re shopping, but you will have the peace of mind that your friend will be a good shoulder to lean on.

Window Shopping

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Window shopping is a very casual way to browse ring options with your partner. It is also one of the best and easiest ways to show your partner what kind of ring you’re wanting! Pointing out rings that you like and dislike will allow them to take mental notes without it being too obvious that you’re hinting at something. Next time you are out shopping together, take a stroll by the jewelry counter and point out some styles that you like! 

Celebrity/Friend Ring Commentary

Photo from Harper’s Baazar

Although celebrity rings are probably way out of your price range, they can often still be fun to look at and get inspiration from! Pull up your favorite celebrity engagement ring and show it to your partner as a way to convey what kind of ring you’re wanting! Point out what you like and dislike so they can have an idea of what you’re wanting. 

Chances are your friends are also getting engaged or are already married. When you are casually scrolling through your social media and see a ring, zoom in and show your partner, and explain what you like or dislike about it. Then, explain what kind of ring you would want for yourself! This is a really subtle and easy way to give them an idea of what ring you are looking for without being too obvious.

Photo from Brides

I hope that this gave you some easy ways to casually bring engagement ring styles up with your partner. The important thing to remember is that no matter what ring you end up getting, even if it is not exactly what you were imagining, is going to be beautiful because it is a representation of your love and your marriage. 

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