The winter months are not only a time for wrapping up warm and planning for Santa, they’re also the most popular months for wedding proposals, with nearly half of all proposals taking place between November and February, according to a recent study.
Planning for your big ‘Will You Marry Me?’ moment takes time, thought and some forward planning. With the next Leap Year not until 2020, that puts the pressure on the fellas to get it right. A terrifying thought. Not so, says the experts at Lanes Fine Jewellery of Leicester who are on hand to take the panic out of proposing…
“Knowledge is power, so do your homework”, says Ercan Onguc of Lanes Fine Jewellery. “In an era of ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ and reality TV, we could be forgiven for thinking that you have to be weird and wonderful to make a valid and memorable proposal. Whilst creativity is to be applauded, the one thing that every bride-to-be wants you to get right is the ring”, warns Ercan. And this is where Lanes Fine Jewellery can offer some sparkling advice:
1. Style is Eternal.
Fashions fade, but style is eternal. Thankfully, there aren’t any major trends in engagement rings, so go for something that shows you’ve thought this through. Mirror her personality – and no, we don’t mean get her a mood ring.
2. Buy The Best.
There was always the old rule of thumb that your wedding ring should equal (or exceed) your monthly salary. Those days, my friend, are sadly gone thanks to Mr Inflation. Expect to part with three times your monthly salary – but what price can you put on a happy wifeto- be? Happy wife, happy life and all that.
Lanes offer a stunning range of precious pre-worn vintage rings, right through to bespoke engagement rings specifically designed with your bride in mind. Lanes’ engagement experts will guide you through the myriad choices – stone, metal, size etc. For bespoke rings, you must allow around 2-6-weeks for the ring to be crafted.
For expert advice on the purchase of your perfectly precious engagement ring, call Lanes Fine Jewellery on 0116 251 2529, log onto to www.lanesjewellers.com or visit them (in secret) at 25
Loseby Lane, Leicester, LE1 5DR.