Why only do ordinary when you could do extraordinary?
Why only do ordinary when you could do extraordinary?

, 101: How to Propose This Fall, Monarch Jewelry

2020 might not win the award for your favorite year just yet, but there’s still time to save the year with a fall or winter proposal. With a little research and planning now, you can plan the perfect proposal to end 2020 with a moment to remember! At Monarch Jewelry, sharing our knowledge and love of fine jewelry is our favorite part of what we do. It’s our passion to help couples find their perfect engagement ring and tie the knot. Today we are sharing our top proposal tips to help you take this next step over the next few months with ease. 

While you can visit our showroom today and purchase an engagement ring, there is a lot of value in a little preparation. Your engagement ring will likely be your most-used, most-treasured piece of jewelry. It will be worn for years to come, through all seasons and all life events, so now is the time to explore, discuss, and try on different shapes, styles, and sizes to find a ring that feels just right for you. Start with the questions below and visit us when you are ready to find your dream engagement ring.

How to Propose This Fall

Play detective. 

Even if you plan on making the proposal a surprise, now is a great time to casually bring it up in conversation and uncover little details to see if your partner would want their ideal proposal private or public, indoors or outdoors, and other important details. The earlier you can begin talking about it, they are less likely to suspect anything when you pop the question later on! 


Think about your budget.

While budget might not be the most attractive part of asking someone to marry you, getting an idea of budget is healthy and helps set expectations for both partners. There are a lot of engagement rings out there, and getting an idea of budget early helps narrow the choices and keep you on track. Consider who might be paying for what as well as what financing options you are open to. 


How about color?

Many couples are opting for engagement rings featuring a center or accent colored gemstones. Consider if you want only white diamonds, or if you’d like to include some color as a nod to your favorite color, birthstone, or the month you plan to marry. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, Tanzanites, and fancy-colored diamonds are all popular among today’s brides.


Lead the way with style.

It’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of different engagement ring styles to start off with. Consider a simple solitaire, a bold halo, or a pretty vintage design to get started. You can explore some different engagement ring styles here, but we encourage this to inspire you and not limit you. With custom jewelry design, the only limit to your dream engagement ring is your imagination! 


Thoughts about shape? 

There are a number of different diamond shapes or ‘cuts’ available, and having an idea of which you prefer (round, pear, heart, and more!) will make it much easier to find the perfect gem for your engagement ring. The diamond shape might be the most visually significant choice you make, so be sure to consider shapes that reflect your personal style.


About that ring size…

Find out how to measure easily at home HERE. Be sure to measure both at the beginning of the day and at the end, as your fingers are prone to change size slightly throughout the day.


Stop by for a visit!

While it’s easy to fall in love with engagement rings on Pinterest or Instagram, it’s also a good idea to try on different styles in person. You’ll want to know how the ring really feels and fits on your hand until you actually see it up close. Our team is ready to share their passion about engagement rings and custom jewelry design with you. Stop by our Winter Park showroom to explore! 


Don’t forget the important stuff.

We’ll make sure you are set during and after purchasing your engagement ring. We are happy to offer in-house jewelry repair and restoration in case life happens, and we are proud to offer a lifetime warranty on all purchases made in our Winter Park store at no additional cost to the customer, to make sure your engagement ring stays as stunning as the day you said “yes!” Learn more about our services HERE




Why only do ordinary when you could do extraordinary?

“This store has great service and so many choices.  My kids got me a birthstone ring made there and it is so pretty.  I wear it all the time.
They can custom make anything as well as repair the jewelry you already have.
They even have estate jewelry.  I highly recommend!” — Peddles W. on Yelp