*I was paid and selected to participate in the #JaredTimelessMoments campaign, sponsored by Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry. All opinions are my own.
As you all know, Keshaun and I got engaged this past March. Before then, we were on the hunt for the most perfect ring. I, for one, am picky and wasn’t going to just wear any old ring for the rest of my life. Come on guys, whether or not you want to admit it, it’s probably true! Luckily for me, my guy went to Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and got the perfect engagement ring!
While you have probably spotted my ring in posts prior to this one, today I will be sharing some pieces from Jared, including another engagement ring option, wedding day jewelry or wedding party gift ideas, and reasons why it’s important to have the perfect ring to propose! Look out for the sweepstakes at the bottom of the post; Jared is giving you a chance to win one of four prizes, now – December 8th, so you’ll want to stick around for that! 😉
Before I get into that, I’ll briefly share our engagement story for those who are new here. We met about 5 years ago, where we used to work together at AT&T. We didn’t start dating however, until our tenure was nearly up working together. During most of our employment, we were both seeing other people, so a relationship wasn’t possible – And don’t worry, he was not my manager or vice versa – No conflict of interest there, haha! After a little over 3 years of dating, he popped the question! It started by him inviting my parents to dinner on a Saturday night (which never happens, by the way, so I knew something was up). We were at the restaurant, and he kept disappearing to talk to the waitress. I honestly knew he was going to propose, so while he stepped away, I whispered across to my mom, “He’s about to propose. Watch.” Low and behold, a chocolate cake was brought to me with the words, “Will You Marry Me?” written on the plate in chocolate syrup. He then popped the question with the most gorgeous ring from Jared, which you can view up close in this Instagram pic. Now I have always been an advocate of having the perfect ring and my ring is beyond that! Here are four reasons why I believe in having a perfect ring for the proposal:
4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Have the Perfect Ring to Propose:
- An engagement ring describes your significant other, what they mean to you and also reflects the feelings of the couple.
As I mentioned, Keshaun and I went looking for rings before he actually proposed. I always emphasized what I wanted and what I didn’t. I specified that I only wanted a round-cut diamond engagement ring. In knowing this, he was able to better choose a ring that perfectly described me. At Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, feelings are turned into jewelry, since the staff is dedicated to helping their guests find the perfect piece! This diamond engagement ring from Jared, featured in the photos, is just stunning. Arcs of 14K rose gold add warm contrast in either side of the rows and rows of gorgeous diamonds. This piece would make any girl swoon, especially someone who loves a little dazzle paired perfectly with a classic touch! I had my eye on a 2-carat stone and, with my fiancé being the loving man he is, he purchased it for me! My engagement ring means so much to me, the thought put behind it and the symbol it represents. The fact that it’s exactly what I wanted is bonus. It definitely describes me to perfection!
- The perfect engagement ring must look good in photos.
Think about it, your partner will wear this ring for the rest of their life. This means they will wear it in every picture, starting with the immediate post-proposal picture announcing your engagement to the world! As a result, everyone will see it, including both sides of the family. So there has to be pictorial memories to look back on, years from now when sifting through old photographs. Something else to consider, future generations will also see these photos.
3. Typically, there is only one chance to propose – so, the engagement ring you select has to be the right one – the first time.
I only plan on getting married once, so wearing the perfect ring has always been important to me. It’s something that is with me forever and something that I will wear for the rest of my life, refer back to reason #2. I’d rather spend my life happy with the ring I’m wearing, than to be unhappy with a ring that doesn’t fit my individual style. It’s an important question, guys. Asking for someone’s hand in marriage is asking to spend the rest of your life with them. It should be taken seriously and seen as a long-term commitment. The same can be said about the diamond you put on her finger, it should represent you as a couple and be something she’s excited to wear each day. Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry has access to one of the largest suppliers of diamonds and its expertise lies not in volume, but the ability to find guests the perfect stone! So, if you want to make sure to find the perfect diamond for the one you love, rest assured Jared has a great selection for you to choose from.
4. Go to the experts! You want a ring that is beautiful and will last forever!
Guys, this is so important. You have to go to the experts if you want to check off points 1-3 I’ve listed above. Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry works with renowned designers to deliver exclusive pieces, only available to their guests. So, whether you’re creating your own, one of a kind, piece or selecting something from behind the glass, Jared is the expert and knows how to help you select the perfect ring for her. With the perfect ring comes quality and dedication to the best service. When purchasing my ring, my fiancé definitely found both of those at Jared. They were very patient with him until he made the choice. He actually went back several times before finally deciding on a ring. In the times he went, they continued to ask questions about my personality and even looked at several photos on my Instagram feed to determine my style and what I might like. They never pressured him into purchasing; they only reassured him that they were there for anything he needed and to just make sure it was the right fit before making a decision. Luckily for me, it was the perfect choice. I also can go into my local Jared for a free cleaning anytime. That service, and after purchase care, plays a big part in it lasting forever!
Love is forever, a ring is forever, so why not add a little extra icing to the cake and gift a few more pieces to match that perfect ring? At Jared, the possibilities in choosing a gorgeous piece are endless and perfect for any #JaredTimelessMoments in your life. Whether you’re looking for the right engagement ring, or need something to gift your wedding party, Jared has a large selection of fine jewelry for any milestone or occasion at all price points!
The fun doesn’t stop after receiving your engagement ring. You will have a wedding to plan and that includes wedding bands for you and your new fiancée, and don’t forget about gifts for your loved ones!
You may have noticed, I have a few other pieces featured from Jared above. The Diamond Bolo Necklace would make the perfect gift for the mother of the bride or groom, or even a maid of honor gift!
This Diamond Bracelet would also make a great gift to the mother of the bride to match that gorgeous necklace! Or, consider gifting this to your grandmother or a favorite aunt who has been like a second mother to you throughout the years!
Lastly, the earrings I have featured are the Diamond Dangle Earrings. They would make perfect gifts for bridesmaids, or anyone other member of the wedding party! Wouldn’t your bridal party look glamorous walking down the aisle in these sparking beauts?
Jared has an array of options for all of your wedding day jewelry needs, engagement rings and beyond! Whether serving as a wedding day gift for your mom or mother-in-law, part of a bridal party look, or a special piece for your own wedding style, the perfect pieces from Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry are guaranteed to match the beauty of any wedding day!
Tell me about your engagement story and which points above helped your guy select the perfect ring! Also, let me know what you think about the featured Jared items, perfect for any wedding day look or gift!
Photos: Brittany Spann Photo
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Dates: 10/10/2017 – 12/8/2017
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry. The opinions and text are all mine.