Maybe you are an old school couple. Your partner went to your dad and told him how sweet his princess is and how he is going to supply the moon and stars to her for as long as he breathe. Dad said yes and you never saw the proposal coming, hence, you didn’t choose your own ring. Maybe you were talking about marriage since your first date and you spend your Saturdays lovingly and very ritually (and sneaky) strolling pass jewellers, pointing at possible options you might like ‘someday’ (catch up, son). Or, maybe you are doing the asking (power to the people honey).
The best way, in my humble opinion, is when you kind of know that someday you will be proposed to and thus, you get to randomly show your fiancé-to-be the most viable options. Do not be fooled by your partner’s aloof interest in little phrases like ‘Oh, isn’t this just such a coincidence, us walking by this wonderful little jewellers boutique you like so much’ .Whether and in which way he proposes, enjoy every step of the journey, choosing the ring is only one step, of many to follow.
If you are the princess-girly-girl, you probably want something sparkly with a diamond. (Since little princess will probably not be scrubbing and cleaning the little castle, now would she?). If you are the business girl, the typical nine to fiver in business attire, you want something flashy, but not so much so that you reflect from every ray of sunshine when it hits that ring. You want it to say ‘I am here for business, but check out my ring anyway’. If you are like me, a little bit rocker, a little bit gypsy, a little bit cleaner-of-the-not-so-apparent castle and a lot practical, you would go for a simple wedding band. Of course, simplicity has its limits. You don’t want to wear the lucky packet ring from your first date forever (romantic as it seems) and you don’t want to have people ask you if you robbed a homeless person of their only possession. You want a ring that states ‘I am married and I get to wear this ring 24/7’ because I’m not getting Osteoporosis problems in my wrist from the weight of my ring, I’m not blinding anyone and I am not inviting all hijackers to scar me for life. No sir, the only thing this ring is saying, I am married.
Of course, different kinds of people, prefers different kinds of things. If we didn’t, we would all want the same partner! So whatever route you and your honey choose to go in tying the knot, make it good and best suited to YOU! After all, he did face your dad, alone.Words by: Nadia Basson Images by: Bright Girl Photography