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If your girlfriend wants to buy her own engagement ring, don't be alarmed, this is a more normal situation than you think. It's normal to feel a little stress wondering if you're breaking some unwritten rule about engagement, but the reality is that each couple should always handle it in their own way.
For us, addressing these dilemmas is an important part of our commitment as a brand, since the symbolism and purpose behind each handmade piece of jewelry is as important as its design.
Today we wanted to dedicate a small section to answer the frequently asked questions that we receive in this regard and also to show you our engagement rings category so you can consider us among your options.
In the old days, men would give engagement rings to women as a way of letting other men know that she would be their fiancée and they would be married soon.
The cost of the engagement ring was also a statement of status among women of the time. However, today, we can proudly say that all these conceptions are in disuse and that an engagement ring now represents an eternal bond between two people who have made a conscious decision to share love, loyalty and mutual support forever.
If you and your partner are comfortable with the idea of you buying your own engagement ring there is nothing more to talk about. It is a couple's decision and no matter what traditions demand, only you will have the final say on what will be right or wrong for both of you.
The engagement ring is a symbol of love that will identify you, a promise of a future together and a piece of jewelry that you will wear for a long time.
There is nothing wrong with taking matters into your own hands if it is within your means, just as there would be with the wedding dress or any other similar detail. It matters what is behind the symbols, not who actually pays for them.
Throughout our history we have witnessed many scenarios. If you have the desire to buy your own engagement ring and feel hesitant about it, consider the following thoughts that we have learned over the years and in our specialized category, some interesting options:
It is common that women can have better paying jobs than their partner and that does not have to be a problem in the relationship.
If your partner doesn't currently have the facility to pay for the engagement ring of your dreams and you can afford it, go for it.
If it's important to your partner, remember that many more years will come together and there's nothing stopping you from surprising him or her on a future anniversary with a better ring or buying a bigger rock when the financial picture improves.
If you feel anxious about talking to your partner about it remember that from now on you will be a team, which includes making financial decisions together.
If you want to buy your own ring, see this as a good opportunity to test how well your partner reacts to this type of dilemma and how you can work toward a solution that satisfies you both.
Finally, it is crucial to keep in mind that getting engaged means many things, and among them is the fact that all purchases will come from the same place, i.e., the family well.
The ceremony that accompanies the giving of the engagement ring may be less elaborate than the wedding, but it is just as special a moment.
Some girls who decide to buy their own ring are afraid that they won't be able to experience a romantic proposal, but the reality is that they can.
To solve this, in many cases they simply wear a simple band, without diamonds or inlays like this one just for the moment of the proposal. Once the engagement is accepted you can freely place the brand new ring of your liking or wear both.
Here are some options:
Another common question we have been asked is whether there is an appropriate length of time to wait before making the decision to purchase your own engagement ring.
The answer is simple, but the implications are profound: You don't have to wait any longer than you're comfortable with.
Comparing an engagement ring on your own is a big decision that you can certainly take on, but remember that it's a symbol of the couple and it's important that you're both on the same page about it.
If you decide to wait for your partner because your partner really considers it important it will be perfect, on the other hand, if you decide that you don't care too much about it, it will be too. It all comes down to reaching agreements that feel right for both of you.
So, we conclude some of the frequently asked questions that over the years we have been asked the most and that many other couples have avoided asking out of embarrassment under the false impression that they are "delicate", however, if you have any other questions about this topic or any other topic you can contact us and we will gladly help you.