When it comes to one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make, it’s less about price and more about value.
Listen, there are plenty of places to buy an engagement ring for not a lot of money. You’ll find them on every High Street and, if you really don’t care about the quality, they litter the internet like confetti.
Buying a cheap engagement ring is not difficult. Buying one that represents great value is another matter entirely.
Let me illustrate for you. When you buy a house, do y...Read More »
If you’re thinking of proposing, I’ve got news for you: when it comes to choosing the ring, you’re in way over your head.
I know, I know. It’s contentious and I’m not usually given to making sweeping statements, but there’s no getting away from it: the groom-in-waiting is usually the least qualified person to take on the job of picking out one of only two things she’ll (hopefully) wear for the rest of her life.
Oh yes, you think you’re qualified for the job. Of course you think you’re qualified ...Read More »
I probably shouldn’t be writing this blog.
After all, most of my job is about trying to help guys conceal the fact they’re about to pop the question to the girl of their dreams. But over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about how the boys behave – and now I’m going to share that insight with you girls, too.
Christmas is a very popular time of year to make a marriage proposal. It’s typically a romantic season, goodwill is abundant, and we feel good. So, if you’ve been wondering when he’s go...Read More »
The internet is a wonderful thing. It has massive advantages and it's becoming the only way for people to do their shopping. Loaded with information, it has revolutionised the way we're able to research big ticket items before we commit to purchasing.
In this instance, of course, I'm talking about diamonds. It's increasingly easier to purchase diamonds online, but why you would ever do that is beyond me. In fact, I recently wrote about why hunting for the perfect engagement ring online is a lost...Read More »
It’s a little-known fact amongst women, but the hardest part of any engagement is the proposal.
No, really. I’m not trying to be controversial for the sake of being controversial. It’s just the truth. Most women simply have no concept of the level of anxiety, worry and pressure that men feel when they’re about to pop the question.
Now, that’s not because women are in any way unfeeling or lack empathy. In many cases, the woman has been waiting, sometimes quite impatiently, to be asked the questio...Read More »
The wedding day.
A riot of colour that sweeps and swirls, always moving and always changing; of polite laughter that will edge steadily and unstoppably into raucousness as the hours pass; of blossom and confetti amid smiling faces. It’s a perfect day for two perfect people, the start of what you fiercely hope will be a perfect life as perfect partners.
And just as you and your partner personify the unification of a perfect match, so the rings on her finger ought to reflect that perfection, too.
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On any given day, there are hundreds of thousands of diamond engagement rings for sale across 5,000 UK jewellery businesses. And of those, there are maybe a handful that are fit to grace the finger of the person you plan to spend the rest of your life with. It’s entirely possible that of those, only one will be perfect.
Your job is to find it.
That’s a pretty daunting quest: you don’t know where the perfect ring is and, more importantly, you don’t know where to start looking for it. In this rega...Read More »
There’s no substitute for experience.
This morning I woke up, realised I’d forgotten to order the shopping, went online to Amazon and three hours later, my groceries turned up.
It was very nearly faster than if I’d toddled off to my local supermarket, wandered through the aisles, got distracted by a not-to-be-refused offer on fixative for dentures I don’t have, queued at the checkout and walked home again. It was certainly much more convenient.
In this way, the internet is brilliant. It’s also s...Read More »
You are going to take out that little velvet box and propose, But first, some man-to-man advice from Lewis Malka, an expert from London's diamond district.
That was the headline I saw when I opened up this years simcha guide, Celebrations, from The Jewish Chronicle.
It's their annual magazine for people who are looking to get married and it showcases all the best supplier. This includes all the big things like planners, caterers, venues and band. As as well as the small things which no wedding...Read More »
It happens once in a blue moon and the blue moon in this instance is every four years and happens on the 29th of February. It's the day when women have the opportunity to turn the tables on their man and come up with a creative way to propose to their loved one. If this is the first time that you've heard of it, it's a relatively new concept, in leap year terms and not been happening all that long. Consider too that's it's once every 1460 days and it's not something which will be on our minds to...Read More »