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Tips for an Autumn Engagement


More engagements happen during the Fall than at any time of the year.

Here’s what you need to know:

Just like diamonds, perfect proposals are created using one principle: it’s all in the details. The holidays are a perfect time to get engaged! Friends and family are together, so take advantage of sharing this special moment in your life with all the most important people that have watched your relationship grow. Plus, the holidays and travel distract unsuspecting partners from a proposal. Family members and friends can help distract or be apart of this special event.

Here are some tips that will help relieve some of the pressures of planning a memorable engagement:

Setting a Ring Budget

The first step in your plan-of-action should be setting a ring budget. Make sure your budget is one that you’re comfortable with. This will help you be responsible and realistic while shopping. It may also help in the decision process by narrowing your options. If you have some time to work with before your proposal, Brinker’s Jewelers offers a convenient layaway program that allows you to pay for your engagement ring with no interest over time. This helps break up the expense so you can get your finances together or schedule financing before you pick up your new engagement ring. Brinker’s Jewelers has many affordable financing options and a sales associate can walk you through what option is best for you.

Choosing the Perfect Ring

When choosing the perfect engagement ring, style is a major component to consider. Start by being observant of the style of jewelry that your partner wears most often. Also, consider their lifestyle & work, because you want the ring to be functional for their lifestyle.

Here’s a basic guide to ring styles:

  • Classic: Simplistic, traditional, and elegant describe classic rings. Most are a solitaire setting, which brings all the attention to the center diamond.
  • Vintage: If your partner has “a love for the way things used to be,” they might fancy the heavily detailed, romantic charm of vintage style rings.
  • Modern: Modern rings best suit the fashion-forward personality. Modern rings tend to be sleek and feature bezel settings, where the stone fits snugly within the metal.
  • Luxe: Luxe style rings are usually heavily embellished with designs on all sides. If your partner loves a lot of sparkle, this might be the best style of ring for them.

Finding the Ideal Proposal Setting

Now that you have the perfect ring, find the perfect setting for the proposal. The natural colors of fall leaves can make a beautiful backdrop! If Thanksgiving is too soon, another great time to propose is during Christmas. There are many indoor and outdoor settings used to celebrate the holiday that make for wonderful engagement settings. If you’re a procrastinator then your last shot is New Year’s Eve! What better way to ring in the New Year than with your fiance. If there’s an outdoor setting you have in mind, be sure to consider weather as a factor. To add an element of surprise, you might also consider inviting you & your partner’s closest friends and family to be a part of the occasion.

Capturing the Moment

Hire a photographer to capture images of your proposal! Put together an album of the images to create a forever keepsake to look back on.

Make an appointment with one of our Jewelry Specialists for more ideas on how to make your engagement storybook worthy! They’ll take the time to get to know you as a couple and offer suggestions that transcend all of your expectations.

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