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What Type of Engagement Ring Is She Looking for?

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Choosing an engagement ring while keeping your fiancé completely in the dark is a risky move that should only be undertaken by people with a lot of power. If you want to make it work, you'll need to engage in some CIA-level intelligence gathering.

If you want to get the most out of it, you should figure out what diamond shapes she prefers, what metal she prefers, and how many carats she's hoping to receive. However, this is only the bare minimum: the more information you can gather, the better able you will be to focus your search. Using this information, you can virtually "build" the perfect ring before spending a single cent on it on websites such as Diamond Registry.

You'll have to get creative with this, but the methods listed below, which have been refined over 50 years of Cold War espionage, will get you off to a good start.

Make A Profile Of Her

You've seen NCIS and CSI, so you know how this works. Like a forensic psychologist creating a serial killer's profile, you must create one for your fiance.

Your room will be covered in newspaper clippings, blurry photos, maps, and hand-drawn charts. The connections will be drawn in thick magic marker or twine held up by thumbtacks. You'll still need to draw some conclusions, even if you don't:

  • If she prefers jeans and boots, go for a simple, clean ring.
  • If you haven't seen her in anything but vintage, think antique (or at least antique-inspired.)
  • You want an engagement ring setting that sits low on her finger if she works with her hands all day, like a landscape artist or a surgeon.

This type of reasoning will help you narrow your shopping list.

Watch Her

Not literally: this is harmless Internet stalking. Start with Pins. This is where women go to keep track of and share photos of their passions. It can reveal a lot about her aesthetic.

If you already have a Pinterest account (many guys do; the sports car section alone is insane), you're set. If you don't, you can use your Facebook login. Enter her name in the search field, identify her from the 15 results, and start lurking.

Collect Data

From the biggest celebrities to your girl's Facebook friends, some women love to show off their engagement rings. When it comes up again, ask her why women do this, and try to turn it into a discussion about her favorite rings.

Find A Double Agent

Specifically, her mother, sister(s), and friends. If she hasn't told you about her dream ring, she's told her girlfriends.

Ask for advice, or invite one to go shopping with you. (But if your girlfriend sees you out with one of her friends, be prepared to explain. An engagement ring is useless if you don't have a girlfriend to give it to.)

Give Her Info

Hip her to this awesome wedding site for guys. Chances are she'll end up on one of The Plunge's engagement ring tools, like our awesome ring finder. Your ring preference intel will be priceless if you're thinking of proposing.

Hire Her

If you decide that the surprise engagement ring is too much work, your next step is simple. Just ask her. Boom. Now she's part of the ring-buying conspiracy (though it's probably no longer a conspiracy).

“I always thought I'd wear my grandmother's ring,” “I don't want a diamond,” or “My friend's mom works in the jewelry business and can get us a deal.”

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