A Guy’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring

A Guy's guide to buying an engagement ring

When guys are ready to propose to their girlfriend or boyfriend, it is a very exciting and nervous roller coaster. There are many aspects to think of from whether to ask for your partner’s parent’s permission, the location, the timing and the perfect engagement ring!

Jeff Gear, the owner of Gear Jewellers Dublin, is a designer of bespoke wedding jewellery. He cares deeply about his clients, and work hard on helping them find the right pieces to suit any occasion. Often he deals with men who are trying to find an engagement ring and who become overwhelmed and stressed by the responsibility of picking that perfect ring, that’s why he and his team have created an infographic called ‘A Guy’s Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring’.

The infographic explores much more than traditional jewellery finding tips. They take the guy’s side, and help him with the process of buying a ring. From before he even steps into a jewellers, to long after the proposal, the infographic provides simple, straight-forward, manly advice on choosing the perfect engagement ring. Whether you choose a traditional diamond or an unusual gemstone, if you’re splashing out or being frugal if you’re popping the question to a special man or a special lady the Guy’s Guide covers everything you need to know!

A Guy's guide to buying an engagement ring

Before posting this infographic, Mark was intriuged to see the information behind the engagement ring from a professional view (not just what I’ve been feeding him). After looking through the whole infographic and making comments on specific points, I asked him if it was useful. He did agree that it was useful as he didn’t know about the diamond shapes, diamond type and metal. It was actually a good way of me clarifying of what I personally like 😉

Mark did mention that it would be useful to help other guys out there proposing to their partners, but confessed that I have a lot of female readers. He was worried that the males that need to see this won’t, but this where I informed him that if guys and gals want their partners to see this, they will share it. So if you want to send a hint to your partner, please share this infographic to give them some help if required!


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  • Reply William September 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Proposing your girlfriend for engagement or marriage is always a nervous roller coaster, irrespective of how much time you have been in a relationship with each other or how deeply you are in love with each other. Having that perfect wedding ring helps a lot in instilling the confidence in you. Last month I had bought a spectacular diamond ring from Laings of Glasgow to propose my beloved girlfriend.

  • Reply The Guy's Guide To Getting Married | Secret Wedding Blog October 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

    […] I think you can take any info from this graphic and see if you agree or disagree with it. Like how much you should spend on an engagement ring depends on your financial situation. Source: H&R […]

  • Reply Jane July 28, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    A fantastic guide to buying the perfect engagement ring. The breakdown of the different of cuts and shapes was very useful!

  • Reply Rian January 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Really cool guide, loads of useful information. Loving the black diamond you don’t see those often.

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