There are no words to describe the feeling you have when you know you have found “the one.” When you have made the decision and you know that you want to ask your girlfriend to become your wife, your heart is full of love… and a little bit of nervousness, too. The next step is picking out the perfect engagement ring, and we have some advice on how to make that process a little bit easier on you.

First, visit a jewelry store that has a wide selection of designer engagement rings and also has the ability to accommodate unique custom designs. Visit with the staff there and let them show you different options within your price range. Take note of different styles that you like and that remind you of your girlfriend, but keep an open mind. What you like might not always be what she likes.

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If you want to keep the ring a surprise, you might consider talking to her family members or very close friends to find out if they know what she likes in a ring. She might have friends or family members that can nonchalantly get some ideas from her about diamond shapes and ring styles.

If you are not as focused on the surprise element as much as making sure that you get exactly what your girlfriend wants, you might want to bring up the topic of engagement rings in conversation and ask her what she likes and does not like. Other couples enjoy going shopping at jewelry stores together so that they can compare options and so that the guy can see firsthand what his girl loves.

Knowing your budget and finding out what general style your girlfriend is looking for will go a long way. The details of picking out a diamond and deciding between a custom setting versus a designer ring will come as you shop.

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Each member of our team at Hamra Jewelers is trained and qualified to assist you in finding the perfect ring for your girlfriend or loved one. We love spending time with our customers and helping them explore their options and learn about the variety of rings and diamonds we have available to suite their needs. We have found that most of the time, when you find the right ring, you will get that same feeling you had when you knew you found the right girl.