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Should You Shop For Your Engagement Ring Together?

The trend of going ring shopping has become more prevalent in the past few years.

Couples have thrown tradition out the window and find it more convenient to go ring shopping together. Others choose to keep it old school and have the ring remain a total surprise. 

Are you still on the fence about whether or not you should shop for your engagement ring together? Here are a few pros and cons to consider.


1. You’ll Know Exactly What She Wants (aka, she'll be happy with the ring!)

Woman's left hand wearing The Scarlett

 Ring: The Scarlett

Let’s be honest, most guys probably won’t be looking at Pinterest boards of rings in their free time. This means that it might be more difficult for them to know what kind of ring their future wife would want.

Going ring shopping together and seeing what she likes (and doesn’t like) will help you to both make a decision that you’re happy with. You don't have to make a purchase right then and there, but you can gain insight on what to get her when the time comes.

2. The Ring Size Will Be Clear

Woman with hat wearing The Bliss
Rings: The Bliss
While this is a minor inconvenience, it could ruin the whole atmosphere of the proposal. There’s nothing less romantic than proposing with a ring that doesn’t fit. When you shop together, she’ll be able to get her finger sized properly, taking the guesswork out of it for you.

3. It'll Help Both of You Stay Within Your Future Budget

Woman's left hand wearing The One and Only on ring finger
You love your partner, and you want them to have the ring of their dreams. However, going together with a budget in mind will get you off to a great start in your marriage. If you’re able to make such a big decision together now, you’ll be putting your best foot forward in making future financial decisions.


1. You Lose The Element of Surprise

Woman's left hand wearing The Victoria on ring finger

Ring: The Victoria

On the other hand, shopping for an engagement ring together may ruin the element of surprise. To combat this, you could have your partner pick out a few rings that they like, and then go back by yourself and choose the best one. 

2. The “Hollywood Movie Moment” Doesn’t Happen

Woman's left hand wearing The Grace on ring finger

Ring: The Grace

In all our favorite movies, the future groom goes to the jewelry and picks the ring “that’s just perfect for her.” You might feel that buying an engagement ring on their own gives your partner a chance to show how well they know you. You won’t get to shock them with your knowledge of why that ring was perfect, but we’re sure they’ll love you all the same.

3. There Is More Pressure

Woman's left hand wearing The Princess on ring finger

Ring: The Princess

Shopping for rings together might put more pressure on your partner. They might feel the pressure to spend more if you like a ring outside of the budget, or the jewelry might encourage them to look at rings they can’t afford. They don’t want to disappoint you, and they could make a decision that may backfire in the future.

Shop the full collection here! Modern Gents carries a wide variety of beautiful and affordable engagement rings and wedding bands, for both you and your partner! There's a style for everyone, why not take a look? 

What did you do when you were shopping for engagement rings? Let us know in the comments below!


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