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Christmas proposals – Finding the perfect engagement ring


Christmas is always a special time of year. It’s a time to show the loved ones in your life how much you care and what better way to do so than by popping the big question to your partner?

‘Tis the season

While wedding season traditionally runs during the summer months, it seems that winter is the most popular time for proposals. According to research carried out by Chilli Sauce, 32% of the 7,000 people surveyed said that Christmas Eve was the most romantic time of the year to make a marriage proposal, while a further 13% felt that Christmas Day was the best moment.

Choosing the ring

While the proposal day is important, getting the right ring is critical to guaranteeing a ‘yes’. Even the most meticulously-planned and romantic proposal won’t go down well if you ruin it by thrusting an uninspiring ring in front of your partner’s face. You must find an engagement ring that reflects the dreams she has been having since she was a child – it’s certainly a high pressure decision.

If you are panicking about choosing the perfect ring, why not consider purchasing it after the proposal? This may be a little unorthodox and a break from tradition, but it ensures that your partner will love the ring, she could even pick it out herself. After all, she is going to be the one wearing it for the rest of her life.

However, if you can’t wait to see the look on your loved one’s face as she opens up that box, then pay Hancocks a visit, as we’ve got an extensive range of diamond rings for you to choose from. Platinum is currently the most popular metal used for engagement rings, but a ring can be made in 18 ct yellow gold if desired. It’s all down to personal preference.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and it seems that soon-to-be grooms are also sticking to this philosophy by selecting them as the primary stone used in their engagement rings. As the purest stone available, there really is nothing better to symbolise an everlasting love. You might choose a round, princess or pear cut, or if you’re looking for something a little more unique, opt for a marquise or heart cut. Of course, you aren’t restricted to one diamond, as round and princess cuts look especially stunning as the centrepiece of a ring of multiple stones.

Don’t leave it too late

We’ve already established that the festive season is a perfect time to make a marriage proposal, so for grooms-to-be, it’s vital that they use the next few weeks wisely. One week of October has already elapsed, so time is running out to source the ultimate engagement ring.

Once you’re happy with your choice, you can then start to worry about making the moment as romantic and memorable as possible.