A marriage proposal is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things a man will do in his life. It is pretty much up there with sky-walking in Mutarazi or bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls bridge. It is a real do or die. Proposals are becoming very much a part of our culture in Zimbabwe. We have assimilated engagements into our whole African roora process. And there is so much pressure to do the perfect proposal. So, guys, here is a guide on how to blow your lady’s mind, because us girls like to be swept off our feet with the small and big gestures.
How many rings does it take?
The first thing you are going to need (apart from the lady herself, of course) is the engagement ring. You can click on this link https://aurex.co.zw/engagement-rings/ to shop for engagement rings from us.
Recently, a proposal went viral on Instagram and Facebook, where a man went on one knee and presented her intended with a selection of five different engagement rings for her to choose from. Some said this was a little over the top. We say ‘when in doubt get all of them!’. The lady chose the style that she identified with the most and they lived happily ever after.
I have also, on more than one occasion, served a few gentlemen that were undecided about the engagement ring and got several options. The beauty of Aurex rings is one does not even need to break the bank for them. Did you know you could easily get two rings on a budget of $100 or less? Yes, two, it is that affordable, and quality guaranteed.
But after all is said and done, whether you get one or a selection of five, it is the sentiment behind the promise to want to spend the rest of your life with someone that counts the most. Chances are a woman will say yes to any ring you get – just get her at least one!
What’s her size?
Together with choosing the ring style, trying to figure out the ring size many be daunting as well. Engagement rings are often presented as a surprise so sometimes bringing her shopping may ruin the whole thing. So how to guess the ring size. You could recruit her friends for help. Have a friend take her to Riverwalk Mall in Avondale or Bulawayo Centre and just “happen” to stop by an Aurex shop to get sized. While the friend is getting her ring size taken, she can encourage your girlfriend to also get her finger measured. Alternatively, tell your lady that you are buying a ring for a family member in the diaspora and want to use her size as an estimate. But when in doubt, just go with a big size then later bring it back for us to resize it. The ‘string’ method rarely works, don’t try it.
Go with tradition or break out of the mould
Now that you have an idea of the size, you need to buy the ring. There are so many versions of what passes as an engagement ring nowadays. See what we have in stock Traditionally, engagement rings have been thin bands with at least one big focal stone in the centre. The ring may be in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold or silver. Below are some classic styles:
For the not so conventional people, you can get a simple band or an infinity band. These are more recent, albeit, unconventional trends in engagement rings. We love it all! Ones such as these below:
You can get more ideas on types of engagement rings from https://www.brilliantearth.com/news/princess-cut-vs-cushion-cut-diamond-engagement-rings/
Location! Location! Location!
Where you make the proposal can sometimes make all the difference. While a mall may be a great setting to surprise your sweetheart, chances are it may be too noisy. You don’t want that sort of distraction. A nice quiet setting will definitely melt her heart. Try over a meal in a quiet restaurant or in the comfort of home. This way she will clearly hear all the sweet nothings. A nice hike in Domboshava or Matopos can also make for a romantic setting. For adrenaline lovers, a proposal while go-karting or any other fast paced outdoor activity may also work. Or if you want your blood rushing two-fold then a proposal just before a bungee jump should do it. The world is big and full of infinite possibilities.
Just remember to bring along the ring in this nifty, timeless little blue box that you can easily hide in your pocket for a surprise.
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