November 14 2015

The Guide to Proposing at Christmas


The best thing about proposing at Christmas is that most of the hard work has been done for you.

There is no need to arrange to see the family to share the good news (or even ask their Dad in advance) as they are all together anyway – so you are much more likely to have the element of surprise. The twinkling lights, snow outside, and snuggling up on fire-lit evenings with a glass of mulled wine = romantic atmosphere sorted!

So, there’s just a few things you’ll need to have sorted out in advance... (whilst making it seem ultimately spontaneous and romantic)

First things first - Will you propose with a ring?

The folks who work in jewellery stores love helping people choose rings. We are big suckers for romantic proposals, and are really chuffed to be in on the secret. Plus, we have been doing it for years so have all the tips of the trade for you who are doing it for the first time.

To be honest, there is no foolproof way to guarantee the engagement ring is the right size without measuring your partners ring finger. And this is hard to do discreetly...

So we suggest you choose the engagement ring that you like (our Guide to Choosing the perfect engagement ring may help) , and buy it in a standard size. After Christmas you can then come back with your fiancé and either get their finger measured to have the same ring made to the right size (no charge!), or if they prefer an alternative design you can exchange it.

TIP: If you don’t know her exact size, get a bigger size than you think you need as it is easier (and cheaper) to resize down. Sizing up too many sizes means buying more gold...

If you want to propose as a surprise, but you know your partner would prefer to design their own ring, then why not propose with a diamond? Ask your jeweller to source an ethical diamond which you can bring back after Christmas to create your bespoke engagement ring design.

Visit us in London or Chichester to view our ethical engagement ring collections.

Ok, ring sorted. Next comes the tricky bit – the bit that will be retold many times to generations down the line...

The proposal.

Check back soon for Part 2 of our Guide for a Christmas Proposal