round brilliant cut diamond ring with married couple and bouquet of flowers
Cushion cut diamond ring with diamond halo and split shank

There are no words to describe the feeling you have when you realize that you have found “the one,” that you want to spend the rest of your life with. With nervous anticipation, you have made the decision to ask your girlfriend to become your wife. You have chosen her because of the way she makes you feel. The love that you have for her is so strong that no one could ever replace her.

teardrop or pear shaped diamond ring with halo

The first step is to decide whether or not to ask her Dad, your soon to be father-in-law for her hand in marriage. This is a more old-fashioned approach, but if you are marrying into a family that would appreciate this tradition, then it is best to start off on the right foot. You wouldn’t want your fiancé to be upset that you skipped a tradition her family follows. 

Oval shaped diamond ring in platinum

Hopefully, “Dad,” says yes and you can move onto selecting the ring. If her Father is not in the picture, speak with her Mom and ask her for permission to marry her daughter. Many Mother-In-Laws appreciate this thoughtfulness because it allows them to be involved. If it was just mom raising your Soon-To-Be then it just makes your proposal all the more special for her and her family.

Hamra Jewelers  has a wide selection of incredible engagement rings and also has the ability to accommodate unique custom designs. Please visit us and speak with one of our highly trained sales staff.

The next step is to talk with your closest friends and family members. Planning a proposal can be stressful, so having help can make it a more enjoyable experience. Some men even speak with her mother, sisters, and closest friends.


Essentially, you are looking for advice to see what engagement ring designs she really likes. Here are some places that you might like to plan your proposal visit our:  Romantic places in Scottsdale to propose.

radiant cut diamond ring with halo and ribbon shank

Here are some ideas for finding out what she really wants:


• Peek into  her Instagram account and see if she is following any jewelry stores.


• Ask her relatives and friends to nonchalantly ask her if she has any interest in any engagement ring designs and different diamond cuts.  Maybe they can send you pictures of what she is interested in. You can also visit Hamra Jewelers’ engagement page for inspiration.


If you are not as focused on the surprise element as much as making sure that you get exactly what your girlfriend wants, you might want to bring up the topic of engagement rings in conversation and ask her what she likes and does not like. Other couples enjoy going shopping at jewelry stores together so that they can compare options and so that the guy can see firsthand what his girl loves.


Knowing your budget and finding out what general style your girlfriend is looking for will go a long way. The details of picking out a diamond and deciding between a custom setting versus a designer ring will come to you as you shop.

round brilliant cut diamond ring

Each member of our team at Hamra Jewelers is trained and qualified to assist you in finding the perfect ring for your girlfriend or loved one. We love spending time with our clients and helping them explore their options and learn about the variety of rings and diamonds we have available to suit their needs. We have found that most of the time when you find the right ring, you will get that same feeling you had when you knew you found “the one.”