The engagement process is the beginning of the next chapter of your life. It's a reminder of where you've been as a couple and where you're going now.
With this kind of speciality, it's expected that the moment be perfect. But what if you don't like the idea of a surprise? Future brides who decide to choose their own rings aren't necessarily doing so because they don't trust their partners judgement, but because they have a very specific taste or they'd much prefer to make the engagement a joint mission.
Wandering around jewellers together trying on different sizes, bands and styles can be a real joy for both of you. Yes, you get to wear the pieces, but your husband-to-be gets to see how happy you are at the prospect of spending the rest of your lives together.
Other women prefer the idea of a total suprise. The fact that your partner went out of their way to find something that was completely and totally you is a joy in and of itself. Plus, you never actually know when the question is coming!
Ultimately it's a choice between each individual pair. Whatever makes you as a couple happy is the best choice to make.
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