Modern Proposals: 3 Stress Free Ways to Ask 'Will You?'

March 04, 2022

Modern Proposals: 3 Stress Free Ways to Ask 'Will You?'

Photo by Antonina Yurieva Photography

Gone are the days when shopping for an engagement ring meant heading to any old mall jewelry store to pick out a yellow gold ring with a white diamond. In today’s marketplace there’s a plethora of design options including stone types, colors, cuts, and sizes, not to mention all the precious metals you have to choose from. If you’ve found the perfect partner but are terrified of trying to find the perfect ring, relax. We’ve got you covered!

Before you get too far into the process, arm yourself with knowledge. Read our Jewelry Glossary so you are well versed in jewelry lingo and check out our Buying Guide for tips and tricks to help you narrow the search. Now use that knowledge to take the next step:

Propose with a Placeholder

If you don’t know exactly what style ring your partner will gush about for the rest of their life, we’ll help you find a ring to present for the proposal. Purchase an in-stock ring to pop the question and after the confetti settles come in with your newly betrothed to find their forever ring. When you purchase a regular priced ring as is (no resizing) it can be exchanged* for studio credit that you can apply toward another in-stock ring or a custom design.

Shop Before You Pop (the question)

A new trend we’ve seen in recent years is for the happy couple to come in together to pick out a ring (or two) before the official proposal. When it's time for the big reveal, you know they're going to love the ring! You might think that would kill the magic, but it’s actually quite the opposite. The excitement, laugh/cries, giggles, grins, and kisses are exactly what you’d expect, just with a little less pre-proposal anxiety.

Propose with Words Alone

There are no rules when it comes to modern proposals. If you’re nervous about trying to find an engagement ring your partner will swoon over, come in together to shop for the perfect ring after the all important ‘YES’. 


Wedding ring set by EC Design Jewelry in Minneapolis, MN.


No matter how you go about it, proposing to the love of your life should be exhilarating, not exhausting. Get inspired with EC Love Stories and let our team guide you on your journey to 'I do'.

*See our exchange policy for details. No cash back returns.


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