"So, *do* you need a ring answer to propose?”
My honest answer, is absolutely not!
You can propose with anything, a bouquet of flowers, a stone, an envelope with a card from her favourite jeweller,
a lollipop - literally anything!
The benefit of not having the ring when you propose is that you then get to make the choice of which engagement ring together. You can both decide on the choice of stone, the design, and you get the chance, if you so wish, to include small details that are pertinent to the pair of you.
It is perhaps the less traditional approach, but by both being part of the process, you are guaranteed to get a piece that you both love and hopefully you will have had a lot of enjoyment along the way.
If, on the other hand, the ring has always been part of your planning for a proposal, then we are of course more than happy to help you design the perfect ring with which to pop the question.
At the end of the day, this is about how you as a couple interact, love and live -
no one else’s opinion really matters.
AISHLEEN LESTER, FOUNDER AND DESIGNER