How do you respond if your partner doesn’t like their engagement ring?
Getting engaged should be a hugely exciting moment in yours and your partners lives. However, sometimes the excitement may be dampened if your partner doesn’t like the engagement ring you’ve chosen. Not ideal, but sometimes these things happen!
It’s essential to not lose sight of the real reason for your proposal, and to remember that an engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment. However, of course you want your partner to be happy, too. So, let’s look at some possible solutions.
- Communication is key
The first and most crucial step is open and honest communication with your partner. Don’t be sad or angry that they don’t like the piece you selected for them. Understand that your partner’s feelings matter, after all – it’s them who has to wear the ring forever! Sit down together and have a candid conversation about why they don’t like the ring and encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings without judgment. This is so you can come to a resolution together.
- Consider their preferences
Find out what specifically your partner doesn’t like about the ring. Is it the style, the metal, the gemstone, or the overall design? It’s possible that only minor adjustments may need to be made.
- Remember your budget
While you want your partner to be happy with the engagement ring, it’s also important to remember your budget. Be clear about your financial limits and work together to find a solution that fits within those constraints. This may involve selecting a different ring, exploring a ‘wed-fit’ wedding band that may make the engagement ring appear more to their tastes, or thinking about other more budget-friendly options.
- Exchange or return policies
Check the exchange or return policies of the jeweller where you purchased the engagement ring. Some jewellers offer flexible policies that allow you to exchange the ring for a different one or return it for a refund within a certain timeframe. Check out these policies prior to purchasing, so you know you have an option to fall back on, should your partner prefer a different style.
- Shop together
If you decide together that a new ring is the way to go, shop together. Since you have already proposed, this takes the pressure off finding ‘the’ ring immediately. You can shop at your leisure and be sure to make the perfect purchase. Shopping together for the ring can make the process even more exciting.
- Focus on the relationship
Remember that the engagement ring is simply a symbol of your commitment. What truly matters is the journey ahead for your relationship. While the ring does matter, keep in mind it’s not the ‘be all and end all’.
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