SPRING (AND, LOVE) IS IN THE AIR!
Sure, the wintertime is arguably the most popular season to pop the question. 40% of all engagements occur between the end of November to the end of February with engagements peaking in December at 19%.
However, at Olivia Ewing Jewelry, we feel that Spring, with its verdantly lush landscapes and abundance of new life, presents the perfect backdrop for your proposal. In fact, we’ve compiled our top five reasons why a springtime proposal is more romantic than a winter proposal and included our five favorite ‘springy’ engagement rings so you can pair your proposal in style. Read on to find out!
REASON 5: WINTER IS OVERDONE
There's a scene in the movie The Devil Wears Prada where Miranda Priestly, the icy and intimidating editor-in-chief of Vogue knockoff, Runway sardonically responds to a fashion editor suggesting floral accessories for an upcoming article in the magazine, Priestly responds, "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking."
And just like Miranda Priestly was so over the yearly pushing of floral designs in fashion so are we with winter engagements. We'd go as far to reinvent the line for the wedding industry, "An engagement? In Winter? Groundbreaking."
Sure, it's easy to get swept up in the romance of snowflakes and holiday lights when you're nestled inside your warm home with a cup of hot cocoa on hand. But if you want to stand out from the rest of the pack this season with an engagement that is truly unique and actually groundbreaking then spring is the season to propose.
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REASON 4: THE SPRINGTIME SYMBOLIZES NEW BEGINNINGS
In ancient history, the spring vernal equinox was considered the first day of a new year. It was actually not until 1582 that a revised calendar that included leap years and began on January 1st was introduced, and even then, American and Great Britain colonies waited to adapt this change until 1752.
It makes sense why many would celebrate the new year in spring. Life appears to spring anew after the depth and darkness of the winter, and precious resources once more become readily available. And what better way to symbolize the new beginning of the next stage of your relationship than proposing during a time that has historically symbolized new beginnings?
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Like the darling bud of a rose that pushes its way through the thawed ground to face the sun, the Demi Naples Diamond Half Halo will constantly remind you to stand in your sunshine. If only to catch sight of the brilliant flashes of light reflected through the half-carat ethical natural or lab-grown diamond.
Four melee diamonds delicately outline the top of the center stone creating a unique half-halo effect that perfectly complements the brilliance of the stone. Set within a solid gold or platinum band that has been crafted from a real budded twig, the Demi Naples Diamond Half Halo is a perfect representation of the joys and fruits of the spring.
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REASON 3: YOU CAN’T BEAT PERFECT SPRING WEATHER
Unlike winter, when the temperatures can be frigid and the conditions icy, springtime offers a more comfortable outdoor ambiance with sunnier, longer days and an abundance of beautiful fresh flowers.
If you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor proposal then you can’t go wrong with proposing in the spring. Thanks to daylight savings, The extended daylight hours also provide more opportunities for you to enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, picnicking, or simply taking a walk hand in hand. And because it’s not summer, you don’t have to worry about sweating through your shirt!
If that wasn’t enough, the sunny weather and beautiful blooming flowers create a vibrant and colorful backdrop for a romantic outdoor proposal. So why not pop the question in a garden or park to take full advantage of the verdant grass and pastel flowers?
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The delicate handwrought solid silver band has been sculpted from a real foraged twig, allowing you to stylishly wear a small bit of springtime nature no matter when and where you are
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REASON 2: COULD THE SPRING BE ANY MORE ROMANTIC?
Spring is in the air and so is romance. If you're planning to propose, spring is the perfect time to do it. With all of nature's beauty surrounding you, there's no better way to ask your loved one to be your bride than with a romantic proposal in springtime. The air is filled with the sweet scent of blooming flowers, the birds sing joyfully, and the sun shines bright and warm.
Looking for spring proposal ideas? Why not capitalize on the Easter holiday by hiding the engagement ring in a Easter egg and sending your partner on a romantic egg hunt? Or, plan a picnic in a field of springtime flowers and pick your own magical spring bouquet to propose with. Ultimately, no matter how you choose to propose, with the sights, smells, and sounds of spring, it can't help but be incredibly romantic.
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This Demi Naples White Sapphire Solitaire Engagement Ring is the perfect way to show your love for someone special.
The stunning solitaire white sapphire Demi Naples ring is delicately set on a handwrought American Winterberry Holly twig for an ethereal and romantic look. The center white sapphire emits a soft brilliance that is only matched by the warm hues of the yellow or rose-gold band. Or complement its cool tones with white-gold or platinum for a brilliantly icy look.
White sapphires have long been believed to bestow love, prosperity, beauty, and fortune onto its wearer. This ring would make the perfect gift for your loved one this spring season!
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REASON 1: SPRING HOLIDAYS ALLOW YOU TO INVOLVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Springtime holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, so why not use it as an excuse to pop the question?
The dazzling array of colors on Holi, the chocolate sweets of Easter, or the ritual and tradition of Passover—there are millions of ways to involve visiting family and friends in your proposal.
And, while we don't recommend a drunken proposal on St. Patrick's day or a joke proposal on April Fools (unless that's your thing!) a spring holiday proposal can be a perfect way to combine the festivities of a special day with your love for each other. Whatever you decide, just remember that it's all about how you ask.
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SPRING FORWARD WITH AN ENGAGEMENT RING FROM OLIVIA EWING JEWELRY
With a variety of styles and stones, Olivia Ewing Jewelry has engagement rings that will suit your every need. With remarkable natural-cut or polished gemstones in diverse sizes and colors, and handwrought solid gold, platinum, or silver bands, our high-quality materials are sure to last you a lifetime of love.
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The ring that you propose with is an important part of an engagement as it represents the promise and commitment that you are making to each other, and the journey that you are beginning together.What rings are for proposals? ›
Traditionally, an engagement ring is the ring you give when you're proposing and then during the wedding, you exchange the wedding rings. The two rings sit together on the same finger and to ensure they both fit together perfectly, engagement bands can be made with raised settings.How long should you get a ring before proposing? ›
How far in advance should I buy the ring? Allow yourself a couple of months before you want to propose. Deciding on a ring will take time, plus most jewellers will take around four to six weeks to create the ring and have it sized for you. “Avoid rushing the process of finding an engagement ring,” says Jason.Should I buy the ring before proposing? ›
The best time to buy an engagement ring is at least six weeks before the proposal, but generally, three months prior is a better timeline.What are the reasons for engagement rings? ›
The engagement ring stands for the promise of marriage, it symbolises devotion and commitment to the beloved partner. The shape of the ring already indicates its meaning: it is circular - without beginning and end - and thus it has become a universal sign of eternal love and faithfulness, perfection and infinity.What is the importance of engagement rings? ›
An engagement ring's meaning to a woman is that it is a public symbol of love, commitment, and a promise of marriage. In addition, it represents her partner's love for her, the ring's ability to symbolize their relationship and its future, how it will look on her finger, and sometimes the cost of the ring.What is the golden rule for engagement ring? ›
General Rule: You should spend at least 2 months salary on the engagement ring. If, for example, you are making $60,000 per year, you should spend $10,000 on the engagement ring.Which finger does a proposal ring go on? ›
Most western cultures wear the engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand - known as the ring finger - due to an ancient Roman belief. Romans believed this finger featured a vein that ran directly to the human heart.What finger do you wear your proposal ring on? ›
In many Western countries, the tradition of wearing an engagement ring on the fourth finger on the left hand, (the left ring finger on the ring finger guide below), can be traced back to the Ancient Romans. They believed this finger had a vein that ran directly to the heart, the Vena Amoris, meaning 'vein of love'.What time of year is best to propose? ›
Engagement season is usually from November through to February. The reason so many couples betroth themselves to one another during this time of year is most likely due to the joy, excitement and romance of the festive season, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day.
Traditionally, engagement rings are usually purchased before a proposal, making it as much of a surprise as the proposal itself. This way, the partner can find the perfect ring they think their loved one would adore.How much is the average engagement ring? ›
How Much Should an Engagement Ring Cost? A one carat engagement ring typically costs around $5,500, but most couples spend over $6,000—and 7 percent spend over $10,000.Is it OK to let your girlfriend pick her engagement ring? ›
Can I Help My Partner Pick the Engagement Ring? Definitely. In fact, 62 percent of couples now go engagement ring shopping together. If you don't feel comfortable doing so, be sure to communicate those feelings to your S.O.Are you supposed to wear your engagement ring before you get married? ›
It's perfectly natural and very common for the engagement ring to remain on the wedding ring finger during the ceremony. Although it's tradition for the wedding ring to sit underneath the engagement ring, you can simply swap these over later.How to propose when she wants to pick the ring? ›
- If you know your partner wants to choose their engagement ring themselves then it's a good idea to find an alternative to get down on one knee with, before you go shopping later! ...
- Propose with a memento of some kind. ...
- Ring box. ...
- Write a poem, song or letter. ...
- Something old. ...
- Suggest a ring tattoo. ...
- Adopt a pet.
DEFINING “RING BY SPRING” The tagline “ring by spring” signifies the tongue-in-cheek ambition of many traditional (eighteen- to twenty-two-year-old) Christian college and university students to be engaged by spring semester of their senior year.Who owns the engagement ring? ›
Courts have ruled that engagement rings are conditional gifts, typically made by the husband-to-be to his fiancee. If the parties marry, then “the condition has been met,” and it becomes a “completed gift.” Therefore, the wife gets to keep the engagement ring as it is her non-marital property.What matters most in engagement rings? ›
Out of the 4 C's of diamonds, the cut of the diamond is the most important. This is followed by color, clarity, and carat weight.How many rings are used for engagement? ›
It's customary for brides to receive two rings. An engagement band before the wedding, and a wedding ring during the ceremony. Your first ring is a promise of marriage. The second solidifies the promise.What are the 3 C's of engagement rings? ›
The three C's of diamonds are important: the clarity, the cut, and the carat.
Yes, $2,000 is enough to spend on an engagement ring, especially if you select a diamond that's under 1 carat. You can find a beautiful diamond and high-quality setting that fits your style and budget, such as this split shank ring that costs $580, leaving you $1,420 to spend on your diamond.Is $1000 a lot for an engagement ring? ›
A $1,000 engagement ring should be simple and unflashy. But by no means does that mean you can expect a mediocre ring. While $1,000 can't afford a huge diamond or an elaborate setting, size and flair are not everything. Often the most beautiful diamond rings are the simplest.What color should a proposal ring be? ›
Gold. Gold is the most common and classic choice for wedding and engagement rings—and for good reason. Whether it's yellow, white, or rose gold, this metal provides you with many options.Do you wear your engagement ring down the aisle? ›
Traditional Ring Etiquette
Traditional etiquette would require the bride to wear her engagement ring on her right ring finger to walk down the aisle. During the exchanging of the rings, the groom would place the wedding band on the bride's left finger.
Traditionally, after accepting a proposal you will also accept an engagement ring. This symbolic ring is then worn on the fourth finger of your left hand throughout your engagement. On your wedding day, the wedding band will go on that same finger towards the end of the ceremony.How many carats is a proposal ring? ›
One of the decisions to be made when considering the purchase of an engagement ring is how many carats should the ring be? The average according to The Knot (a research company and website for all things wedding) is 1 to 2 carats. There is no rule. Developing a budget is always a good place to start.Do you need ring size to propose? ›
If you haven't gotten your partner's exact measurement, err on the larger size so the ring is sure to slip over the knuckle of your partner's ring finger when you propose. The most common women's ring size is 6 to 6.5. The most common men's ring size is 10.Do you give a woman both rings when proposing? ›
A wedding band isn't given to her when you propose. You give her the engagement ring when you propose and you give her the wedding ring or band at your marriage ceremony. A wedding ring is a ring that may be tapered or otherwise designed so it is not the same thickness all the way around.What month do most couples get engaged? ›
In the US, nearly 40% of engagements happen in the two-and-a-half months between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, according to a survey of 18,000 people. December, in particular, is the peak month for getting engaged – with Christmas Eve a particularly popular date.Which is the best month to propose a girl? ›
- Birthdays. Birthdays are the perfect day to celebrate an amazing proposal. ...
- Valentine's Day. Valentine's day is arguably the most romantic day of the entire year. ...
- New Year's Eve. ...
- Christmas Eve. ...
- Christmas Day.
“It's best to wait until at least 3-6 months to see if the feelings you have are for real or just a fading spark of lust. You need to have emotional and rational feelings towards one another.” However, award-winning relationship expert Sarah Louise Ryan said that it's never too soon.Who buys the engagement ring for the man? ›
Typically, the bride will buy the husband's wedding band and give him a present, while the groom will buy the bride's engagement ring and wedding band. Today, many couples take a more progressive tack by seeing their wedding bands as a shared financial commitment.Does the girl get the guy an engagement ring? ›
The tradition of giving your partner an engagement ring to signify your intent to marry them has been around since the fifteenth century. The tradition dictates that the man gets down on one knee, sometimes in a romantic setting, and presents his partner with a diamond ring while asking, “will you marry me?”Is $5,000 reasonable for an engagement ring? ›
Is $5,000 Enough for an Engagement Ring? Yes. A budget of $5,000 is absolutely enough to buy a beautiful engagement ring that your fiancé-to-be will love. For example, this stunning 1.2 carat, K color, VVS1 round diamond set in a beautiful 18K yellow gold solitaire ring from James Allen is $4,860.Is $4000 a lot for an engagement ring? ›
While $6,000 is the national average cost of a ring, the spend per couple varies. Our study found that roughly one-third of all respondents are spending between $1,000 to $4,000 on their engagement ring.Is $3000 a lot for an engagement ring? ›
Yes, $3,000 is definitely enough for an engagement ring. You can get a beautiful, high-quality diamond and a setting with this budget.Who keeps the engagement ring after a breakup? ›
In most states where engagement rings are considered conditional gifts, the recipient remains the owner of the ring only if the condition of marriage is met. In most cases, the ring goes back to the purchaser if the couple breaks up.Should I ask my girlfriend what engagement ring she wants? ›
If you're at a complete loss, there's nothing wrong with asking her what she wants for her engagement ring. You can approach it more casually by simply asking her about different components at different times, checking off metal, diamond cut, et cetera, one at a time.Is it OK to propose with a cheap ring? ›
As with the ring, there is nothing wrong with going for something simple if that's all you can afford or if it's what you know they want. Likewise, using a proposal ring, and going to buy the real one together later is totally fine.Can I wear my engagement ring on my right hand after I get married? ›
Traditions dictate to us that during the wedding day, especially when the bride walks down the aisle, the time of saying vow, as well as when the bride and groom must exchange the wedding rings, you should not wear the engagement ring on the fourth finger in the left hand, but you can wear it on the right hand.
Once you're married, tradition dictates that your engagement band be moved back to the third finger on your left hand. When you do so, your wedding ring should remain closest to your heart (where your spouse placed it on your wedding day) and your engagement ring is placed next to the wedding ring.Do you wear your engagement ring on your right hand after you get married? ›
After the wedding ceremony the engagement ring can be changed to the ring finger on the right hand and can then worn in front of the wedding ring. Of course, there are no rules for wearing engagement rings. Whatever hand the woman prefers to wear the engagement ring – as a symbol of love it is valid on both hands!How a man acts before he proposes? ›
When he's going to propose, your man might start to act just a little weird. One of the biggest signs that he is going to propose is a change in his general attitude. He'll go out of his way to tell you how much he loves you. He's hoping you'll do the same; he's looking for confirmation that the time is right.How to propose if she already knows? ›
- When She Wants To Pick The Ring. ...
- Hide the Ring. ...
- Focus on the Surprise. ...
- Use the Fact That She Knows It Is Coming To Your Advantage. ...
- Choose Your Date Carefully. ...
- Focus on Making it Unforgettable. ...
- Plan Your Proposal. ...
- Keep the Proposal A Secret.
Statement of Work, Scope of Work or Research Plan The Statement of Work is the most important part of any proposal. This section is sometimes referred to as the Scope of Work, the Research Plan, or the Protocol.What is the most important component of the proposal? ›
The abstract is the most important component of the proposal.
A project proposal outlines the purpose and scope of a project. This is helpful before a project takes place since it ensures both parties agree about what the project itself will include. It states to the decision-maker or stakeholder that the service provider understands the scope of the project.What are important elements of proposal? ›
- Face Page or Cover Page. The face/cover pages typically include the following: ...
- Abstract. ...
- Scope of Work or Research Plan. ...
- Project Budget and Budget Justification. ...
- Direct Costs. ...
- Indirect Costs. ...
- Cost Sharing. ...
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Biographical Sketch.
- Key Elements of a Complete Proposal. ...
- Cover. ...
- Table of Contents. ...
- Abstract (also called Project Summary) ...
- Project Description (also called Narrative or Research Plan) ...
- Budget Explanation (also called Budget Justification) ...
- Vita (also called Resume or Biographical Sketch) ...
- Other Support (also called Current and Pending Support)
- A well-stated definition of the problem. ...
- A clearly stated proposal to solve the problem. ...
- Awareness of alternative proposals. ...
- An evaluation of the benefits of your proposal. ...
- Possible counter arguments to your proposal. ...
- A careful analysis of your audience. ...
- A reasonable, sensible tone.
- Variables (independent and dependent)
- Research Question and/or hypothesis.
- Formally solicited.
- Informally solicited.
Every Proposal Needs Six Elements: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.What are the three criterias for a successful proposal? ›
A Mission Statement that explains what it is your are trying to do in fifty words or less. A Statement of Need that explains what the need is that you are trying to address. A Project Narrative that explains what the proposed activities are going to be.What are the 4 C's in proposal? ›
An effective grant application will be clear, concise, comprehensive, and compelling. These four “C”s may help you focus the drafting and revision process for any application.What makes a good and complete proposal? ›
But what makes a good proposal? Generally, most proposals usually include the following elements: Executive Summary: States the rationale for putting the proposal into effect, and summarises the proposal. Statement of Need: Details about why the project the proposal recommends is necessary.What is the main purpose of proposal? ›
A proposal, in the technical sense, is a document that tries to persuade the reader to implement a proposed plan or approve a proposed project. Most businesses rely on effective proposal writing to ensure successful continuation of their business and to get new contracts.What are the 4 elements of a project proposal? ›
- Essential elements for a. project proposal.
- Objectives. Expected outcomes.
Project proposal should focus on the project's goals and vision, key deliverables, timeframe, and ownership. Other details you can include are key risks and issues, success criteria, and reporting. Project financials should include details on the estimated budget and approximate financial impact post-completion.What is the basic structure of a proposal? ›
Here's the general structure of a proposal: As you can see, a proposal generally consists of: Introduction: A brief overview of the problem, solution, costs, and benefits. Issue: The main definition of the issue, including subject, purpose, main argument, background information and importance.