Getting ready to pop the big question?
Enter the Proposal ring
Also known as a token or promise ring, it is an elegant solution to a problem that faces many proposers. It’s a symbolic ring that you use to pop the question with, so you can pick out the actual engagement ring together afterwards.
A purely symbolic proposal (and ring) offers many advantages:
Rather than making an expensive mistake, you can propose with a symbolic piece. Though she’s likely to want to keep it for sentimental reasons, if it’s not to her taste at DesignYard we’re happy exchange for something else, or to put the value of the promise ring towards the final piece.
Also, if you already know she has her heart set on a family heirloom or is dreaming of a unique bespoke ring of her own design, it’s a great way to have something on the day for the proposal.
Or maybe she’s just not that into jewellery and doesn’t want to ever wear a classic sparkly engagement ring.
Any ring can be a promise or token ring. So you can use anything from a candy ring to something fun and contemporary that suits her to a T. It's a symbol of your commitment, so you can go as low-key or high-end as you like!
Here are a few pitfalls to avoid
Your promise ring may set expectations for the real engagement ring. Particularly if you’re looking at something with a gem, make sure that the proposal ring isn’t bigger than you can afford to buy in the real ring. Luckily we have a large range of rings with small diamonds that sparkle brightly and will do beautifully for a proposal ring.
Avoid buying a watered down version of an engagement ring. Instead opt for a fun contemporary ring or a quirky costume ring she can wear on special occasions. Another great alternative is a ring that she can stack with her favourite rings.
Steer clear of generic styles and find something that is personal to your special one - maybe a birthstone ring, or a gem with special meaning. A good choice would be rose quartz known as the love stone, or turquoise which is said to symbolise devotion and loyalty. Or you could pick a special design - something with a heart, or an infinity symbol would be a meaningful option.
As you can see there are loads of options and at DesignYard we are happy to guide you through the process of finding the perfect ring. Book your appointment here: