How far in advance should I buy a ring?

If you plan to buy the ring without your partner, it is a good idea to start shopping 2-3 months in advance of when you want to propose. This will give you ample time to choose, consider and order the ring, have it customized if you want to and allows some buffer time for you, in case plans change regarding when and where you propose. It is also worth considering whether your partner would prefer to be involved in the ring choosing process. For many women, choosing their own ring is a must – when you consider that they will be wearing it everywhere they go for the rest of their lives, it’s a reasonable request! If you are unsure, it may help you to ask a close friend of hers what they think your partner would prefer; they may also have some insight to the type of ring your partner would like too so this approach can yield a lot of benefits! Ultimately, how far in advance you buy the engagement ring comes down to having options and a buffer time; for most situations, this will be 2-3 months.

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