How to Hint and Get the Engagement Ring You Want

Your engagement ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, so it’s perfectly reasonable to want an engagement ring you’ll love. But if you’re not the one shopping for your engagement ring, how can you get the engagement ring you want? If you don’t want to directly tell your partner what you’d like for your dream ring, you’ll need to drop some hints.

Dropping hints about the engagement ring style you want can actually benefit both you and your significant other. It can help you wind up with a ring you adore, while also helping your partner through the engagement ring shopping process (which can be quite stressful if you don’t know where to start). So, what’s the best way to get a ring you’ll love while making your sweetheart’s search easier? Below, we’re going over four of the best engagement ring hint ideas.

1. The Picture Perfect Hint Drop

Before the age of computers and social media, a woman might drop an engagement ring hint by leaving a magazine clipping of an engagement ring in view of their partner. Now, however, Pinterest is the method of choice for dropping engagement ring hints via images.

Making a Pinterest board featuring engagement rings, then “accidentally” leaving that board open (on a desktop, laptop, phone, tablet, etc.) where your soon-to-be fiance will see it is a simple, effective way to let your partner know what you want in a ring. It’s also a fairly subtle way to drop a hint about the kind of ring you want. However, if you’d like to be less subtle with this strategy, you can just text or email your significant other a link to your board.

If you try this strategy, know that your Pinterest board should feature a highly curated selection of ring styles if you want to send a clear message about your dream engagement ring. For example, if you only want a yellow gold oval diamond ring, you should only have yellow gold oval diamond rings on your board. If you have yellow gold round diamond rings or rose gold oval diamond rings on your board, this could steer your partner in the wrong direction.

2. The Commentary Strategy

Commenting on jewelry that you do and do not like is a time tested engagement ring hint drop strategy. You can comment on celebrity engagement rings or the engagement rings of people you know who just got engaged. For example, you could say something like, “the halo engagement ring that Bob picked out for Sally is perfect for her, but I think there’s nothing prettier than a simple solitaire ring.” You can also just comment on jewelry in general. For example, if you want a cushion cut diamond engagement ring, comment about how you love cushion cut diamonds when you see them, such as when you’re scrolling on social media, shopping online, or window shopping at a brick-and-mortar jewelry store.

3. The Advertising Nudge

Have you noticed that after you shop online, you often get targeted ads for the exact things you were looking at? These advertisements are something you can use to your advantage to plant subliminal hints about a specific engagement ring. Just visit the online page of the ring of your dreams and wait for the jewelry designer or jeweler’s ads to follow you around on other websites. Then, when an ad for that exact ring pops up on something else you’re looking at, show your partner the page with the ad under the guise of showing them the regular page content. Repeat this a few times to get the subliminal message in your significant other’s subconscious.

You can also go a step further with this strategy by seeing if you can get ads to follow your partner around the internet. Borrow their computer for a moment, pull up the url of the ring you want, and then, hopefully, the ads for your perfect engagement ring will follow them around for a while.

4. The Friends and Family Assist

If you don’t think your partner will pick up on more subtle hints, but you know that they still want to shop for your ring on their own, get some help from your best friends and family. Tell a trusted loved one about the kind of engagement ring you want. Then, have them reach out to your partner and either tell them what you’re looking for or offer to go with them to shop at the jewelers.

This hint strategy is advantageous in several ways: it will help you get a ring you’ll love, it will help your partner have an easy and pleasant shopping experience, and it will ensure that the engagement ring element of surprise is preserved. You may know the ring guidelines you gave your close friend or family member, but you won’t see the final ring until your partner gets down on one knee!

A Closer Look at Our Award Winning Designs

At Danhov, innovation is at the core of what we do. Taking inspiration from classic and modern art, we create fresh, avant garde designs that offer a new perspective on fine jewelry. We’re passionate about pushing the boundaries of fine jewelry design and we’re immensely proud that our innovative design philosophy has earned us recognition within our industry. Having our artistic creations honored by leaders within our industry is extraordinarily gratifying and it inspires us to continue to create inventive new designs that are special, unique, and boldly beautiful.

So that our readers can learn more about our designs and our design philosophy, below, we’re taking a closer look at our most celebrated designs. Read on to learn more about the award winning engagement rings and wedding bands from our Abbraccio, Tubetto, Carezza, and Classico collections.

Abbraccio Handmade Engagement Ring

Abbraccio Handmade Engagement Ring, Style #AE501UQ

Each piece in our award-winning Abbraccio collection features our iconic swirl, which represents the essence of true love’s perfect embrace. Every swirl begins with a single wire, which creates a band that seamlessly transitions into a mounting that gracefully hugs the piece’s center stone. The model pictured above features a beautifully balanced, asymmetric open swirl. This swirl is adorned with an array of perfectly matched round cut white diamonds, which cradle the ring’s center stone in lines of brilliance.

Abbraccio Swirl Diamond Ring

Abbraccio Swirl Engagement Ring, Style #AE520UQ

This diamond ring from our Abbraccio collection features a unique halo setting. Here, the band of the ring elegantly swirls to create a raised, multi-tiered halo that curls around the center diamond, creating a glamorous and sophisticated effect.

Abbraccio Swirl Engagement Ring

Abbraccio Swirl Engagement Ring, Style #AE522P

This solitaire style from our Abbraccio collection is chic yet bold. This design features a triple swirling band, which arches around the piece’s prong set center diamond. This wide band adds mesmerizing, yet understated detail to the classic solitaire design, enhancing the beauty of the ring’s center diamond while never overshadowing it.

Tubetto Platinum Wedding Band for Men

Tubetto Platinum Wedding Band, Style #TM104-6

Each piece in our Tubetto collection features the collection’s signature circles of eternal love, which represent the endless love of the wedding promise. This award winning Tubetto Wedding band for men features these circles along the beveled edges of a wide, sleek platinum band. These circular details add graphic, modern detail to this bold piece, giving it a striking aesthetic.

Carezza Engagement Ring

Carezza Engagement Ring, Style #XE500GQ

This breathtaking halo engagement ring boasts the Carezza collection’s signature micro prong settings, which support the piece’s center gemstone in an elegant and contemporary engagement ring setting. Here, the center round cut diamond simply mesmerizes within a glamorous diamond halo, while lines of perfectly matched accent diamonds adorn the ring’s raised band, further enhancing the spectacular brilliance of this gorgeous piece.

Classico Handcrafted Diamond Engagement Ring

Classico Handcrafted Diamond Engagement Ring, Style #WE520P

This lovely design from our Classico collection presents an elevated, romantic take on the classic solitaire engagement ring design. This ring’s center diamond rests within a highly unique solitaire setting, which features eight prongs that take the shape of elegant, open flower petals. This design features a sleek, unadorned metal band, which allows the blooming diamond flower at its center to capture the viewer’s full attention.

Tubetto Wedding Ring for Men

Tubetto Wedding Ring, Style #TM108-6

This men’s wedding ring from our Tubetto collection is sophisticated and immaculately detailed. Here, two endless rings of Tubetto circles accent the center of the band, while additional Tubetto circles add detail along each of the piece’s angled edges. The intricate, graphic detail used here creates visual impact and elevates the elegance of this bold, masculine piece.

Interested in seeing more of our striking, unique engagement rings and wedding bands? Click here to view our full range of engagement ring styles or here to view our wedding band collections.

Find the Right Diamond Shape

Your engagement ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life. So you, of course, want to search for an engagement ring that perfectly reflects your style and tastes. That’s why we generally recommend choosing your desired diamond shape early in the engagement ring shopping process, as diamond shape sets the overall style of your ring. Not sure which diamond shape fits your style? Below, we’re sharing some notes on the style of each diamond shape to help you find the perfect shape for you.

Round Diamonds

Danhov Abbraccio Swirl Engagement Ring

Round is easily the most popular diamond shape. Over 50% of all diamonds sold today are round diamonds. This shape is beloved in part because it has a lovely, classic style. Round cut diamonds are elegant, traditional, and simply stunning. They pair well with any ensemble, as well as with virtually any engagement ring setting. Round diamonds are also loved for their extraordinarily high brilliance. Round diamonds, the most brilliant of all diamond shapes, feature a faceting pattern that’s specifically designed to maximize shimmer. Brilliant and truly classic, round cut diamonds are perfect for those who have an eye for timeless beauty.

Princess Diamonds

Danhov Voltaggio Tension Set Engagement Ring

Princess cut diamonds have a sleek, modern style. This diamond cut, which looks like a square when viewed from above, boasts clean lines that give it a decidedly contemporary beauty. In addition to being sleek and chic, princess cut diamonds are quite brilliant. So while princess cut diamonds feature a streamlined look, they’re not short on glamour, making them a well-rounded option for those with an eye for modern design.

Cushion Diamonds

Cushion cut diamonds are highly romantic, with a lovely vintage look. Cushion cut diamonds are a modern version of a vintage diamond shape, the old mine cut. The cushion cut combines the soft, rounded shape of the old mine cut with a modified version of the round brilliant cut diamond’s faceting pattern. This combination creates a gorgeous effect: cushion cut diamonds have a vintage look, due to their shape, but also have the stunning shimmer that’s only possible with modern cuts. Cushion cut diamonds are an ideal option for those who want a vintage look, yet also want to make sure their engagement ring is beautifully brilliant.

Oval Diamonds

Oval cut diamonds are somewhat similar to round brilliant cut diamonds, with a similar silhouette and a brilliant cut. But the oval cut diamond’s elongated shape creates a more distinctive, and also somewhat more elegant look that’s simply enchanting. Oval cut diamonds are perfect for those who love the classic look and high brilliance of a round cut diamond, yet want something a bit more unique.

Emerald Diamonds

Danhov Carezza Emerald Engagement Ring

Emerald cut diamonds feature step cut facets that create a gorgeous type of light reflection. The long, linear facets of an emerald cut diamond create larger flashes of light, which are quite glamorous. These larger facets also allow you to see clearly into the center of an emerald cut diamond, showing off its crystal clear beauty. The unique cut of the emerald diamond gives it a captivating, purely elegant look, making it ideal for those who have a sophisticated sense of style.

Pear Diamonds

Danhov Eternita Pear Shape Eternity Diamond Wedding Ring

Pear diamonds, also known as teardrop diamonds, are glamourous yet highly unique. This brilliant cut diamond shape is rounded on one end, then narrows into a sharp point at the other end, giving it an incredibly distinctive look. This diamond shape is the perfect choice for someone who is confident and loves to draw eyes from across the room.

Asscher Diamonds

The asscher cut diamond has a unique Art Deco Era vintage beauty. Like the emerald cut diamond, the asscher cut diamond is a step cut diamond shape. But the asscher cut diamond features a highly unique faceting pattern, which was the first ever diamond cut to be patented. This faceting pattern, created in the early 1900s, gives the asscher cut diamond a look that’s all its own, making the asscher cut diamond ideal for those who love uncommon beauty.

Marquise Diamonds

Danhov Voltaggio Knife-Edge Marquise Engagement Ring

The marquise diamond has a beautifully unique shape. This brilliant cut diamond shape is slim, with curving edges that narrow to a point at each tip. The marquise diamond is perfect for someone who loves to stand out from the crowd.

Heart Diamonds

Heart shaped diamonds are utterly romantic and also rather dramatic. This diamond shape, cut into the shape of a heart, is feminine and incredibly eye-catching, since heart shaped diamonds are a rare choice. Heart shaped diamonds are quite rare in general, as it takes exceptional skill to create a well cut heart shaped diamond. Heart shaped diamonds are the perfect option for true romantics who love a boldly beautiful look.

Valentine’s Day Proposal Guide

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, so it’s the perfect day for an ultra romantic, memorable proposal. If you’re considering proposing this Valentine’s Day, read on to see our Valentine’s Day Proposal Guide! Below, we’ll be featuring some sweet, creative proposal ideas that will help you sweep your love off their feet this Valentine’s Day.

Recreate a Special Moment From Your Relationship

In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, tell your partner that you’ll plan your Valentine’s Day date. Then, on Valentine’s Day, surprise your love with a date that recreates a special moment in your relationship. For example, you can recreate your first date or the date when you realized they were the one. Then, get down on one knee and pop the question, making sure to explain the sentiment behind your proposal location in your speech!

Create a Photo Album

A classic Valentine’s day proposal needs a signature Danhov engagement ring, like the ring featured above.

On Valentine’s Day, present your soon-to-be fiance with a photo album filled with pictures of the two of you throughout your relationship. Then, on the last page, write a sentimental message that leads into your proposal. For example, “I can’t wait to make more memories together” or “what will the future bring?”

Plan a Special Getaway

Make it an extra special proposal with this stunning Danhov halo engagement ring

Want to add a major dash of romance to your Valentine’s Day proposal? Try planning a special getaway trip! Then, you can pop the question at your beautiful destination. Or, if you really want to surprise your Valentine, consider popping the question right before you head to the airport or hop in your car to travel to your romantic getaway destination. Not only will that give your proposal an exciting element of surprise, it will also allow you to celebrate your proposal for your entire trip.

Hide a Hidden Secret in a Book

If your sweetheart loves to read, try surprising her with a hidden engagement ring in a book. She’ll be excited to get a new book, but will be even more excited when she sees an engagement ring hidden in its pages. To pull of this proposal idea, you can get a ready-made book that already has a hidden box or cut out area. Or, you can DIY a book by cutting out a box in the pages with an exacto knife.

Valentine’s Day Morning Proposal

If you’re getting close to engagement, your sweetheart may suspect a Valentine’s Day proposal, since Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to propose. But even your partner has an inkling you may propose on Valentine’s Day, you can still surprise them by proposing at a less traditional time: on Valentine’s Day morning. Try surprising her with a romantic brunch or breakfast in bed, then get down on one knee! A Valentine’s Day morning proposal is just as romantic as an evening proposal– yet far more unexpected and surprising. Pair your proposal with this stunning two-tone engagement ring.

Lean Into Valentine’s Day Traditions

If your partner loves all things romantic and sweet, go all in with the “Valentine’s Day” element of your Valentine’s Day proposal. Deck out a room with rose petals, candles, heart shaped balloons, and so on. Be sure to make your display is something that will sweep them off their feet! Then, as they’re basking in the beauty of their surprise, get down on one knee and really sweep them off their feet with your proposal.

6 Romantic Fall Proposal Ideas We’re Loving

Fall is here, which means proposal season is in full swing! If you’re thinking of proposing this fall, know that they are many ways you can incorporate the magic of the season into your proposal to make it even more romantic and memorable. And in this post, we’ve collected some of our favorite fall proposal ideas. Read on to see our list of the 6 romantic fall proposal ideas we’re loving!

1. Park Proposal

The changing leaves of fall are the season’s most beautiful attribute. If you live in an area that gets some spectacular fall foliage, take your partner for a stroll among the trees before you get down on one knee. This is a simple, but utterly romantic proposal idea. Plus, there’s no better engagement photo backdrop than an array of gold, orange, and yellow leaves!

 

Ring Pairing Idea: This floral inspired halo engagement ring is the perfect complement for a park or forest proposal. This beautiful ring combines natural elements with high visual impact, much like autumn’s vibrant falling leaves.

2. Say it With a Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is one of our favorite fall activities. And if it’s one of your partner’s favorite fall activities too, why not pop the question with a pumpkin? Carve your proposal message into a pumpkin (or a series of pumpkins, for even more dramatic effect), light it up, and pop the question under the starry night sky.

 

Ring Pairing Idea: This delicately detailed double band engagement ring will shimmer spectacularly amidst the glow of your pumpkin proposal message.

3. Fireside Proposal

In fall, the weather turns chilly and the air is crisp, which means it’s the perfect time to snuggle up by a fire! Plan to have a romantic night in at your fireside with dinner and drinks. Enjoy a romantic meal with your partner, cozied up by the fire, before you propose. Be sure to have champagne and dessert set aside for after she says yes!

 

Ring Pairing Idea: This traditional and sweet proposal idea calls for a classic engagement ring, like this lovely three stone design.

4. Halloween Proposal

Carving a pumpkin with your proposal message is a fun way to incorporate Halloween into your proposal. However, there are many other ways to incorporate this fun holiday into your proposal. One idea is to hide your ring box in a bowl of Halloween candy. Another idea is to incorporate your proposal into your Halloween costume. For example, you could dress up as an engagement ring and surprise your partner with your costume (and proposal)!

 

Ring Pairing Idea: This engagement ring features a uniquely shaped band that adds a bit of edge and fun to the design, making it the perfect choice for a Halloween-themed proposal.

5. Winery Proposal

Fall is harvest season and one of the many delicious treats in season during Autumn is wine. If your partner loves a bit of good wine, consider heading to a winery for your proposal. If you let the winery know in advance that you’ll be proposing, they’ll be able to help you coordinate and set up the perfect proposal scene. You can propose in the wine tasting room, at a winery restaurant, or out in the beauty of the vineyard.

 

Ring Pairing Idea: This sleek, yet romantic, modern engagement ring is ideal for the sophisticated at heart, making the perfect choice for the budding sommelier in your life.

6. Waterside Proposal

Proposing by the water is romantic at any time of year. And during fall, the weather is still nice enough to be outside, but you’ll have far fewer people crowding up waterfront, which can make a fall proposal by the water more romantic. There are many different types of waterside locations you can choose from for your waterside proposal, like the beach, at a lake, by a river, by a waterfall, or even by fountain in the city.

 

Ring Pairing Idea: The delicate water lily inspired setting used in this solitaire engagement ring will remind your sweetheart of your waterside proposal each time she puts it on.

5 Unique Engagement Rings We’re Loving in 2019

There’s a lot to love about unique engagement rings. They’re beautiful, eye-catching, and a great way to show off your personal style. Plus, there are so many different unique styles to choose from. To celebrate the diverse beauty of the unique engagement ring, we’ve put together this list of some of our current unique favorites. Here are 5 unique engagement rings we’re loving in 2019.

Floating Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

This solitaire diamond engagement ring is a marvel of modern design. This ring features a spectacular round brilliant diamond, which is held in place by a unique tension setting. This ring’s band consists of a simple, swirling line made of 14k rose gold that splits to hold the ring’s round diamond firmly in place. This tension setting creates the mesmerizing illusion that the center diamond is floating atop the finger.

Engraved Blooming Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

This floral inspired solitaire engagement ring is elevated by unique, romantic detailing. Here, a round brilliant diamond is enclosed in a fine 14k rose gold setting that’s designed to look like the petals of a blooming flower. This golden bloom is supported by an elegant, petite twisted band.

Twisted Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

Delicate details give this chic ring an ornate feel. This engagement ring features a round white diamond and a show-stopping band. This ring’s double band is crafted from rose gold and features twisted engravings. The band gently splits to enclose the ring’s center diamond. Pave diamonds adorn the split shank section of this band, adding an extra touch of shimmer to this lovely design.

Art Deco Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

This halo engagement ring is icily beautiful. In this design, a stunning round brilliant diamond is surrounded by a unique halo setting. This hexagonal diamond halo, which takes inspiration from the geometric designs of the Art Deco vintage era, is set with both baguette and round white diamonds. Additional round diamonds accent this ring’s white gold band, adding further brilliance to this enchanting engagement ring.

Solo Filo Floating Halo Engagement Ring

The Solo Filo engagement ring puts a romantic twist on the halo engagement ring design. This engagement ring features a unique floating halo setting. This ring’s halo is comprised of two overlapping rings of pave diamonds, which tother make a soft, abstract shape that supports a breathtaking round brilliant center diamond. This halo setting rests atop a slim diamond set split shank band, which perfectly complements the airy, suspended quality of the floating halo setting.