Engagement ring FAQ
How exciting! You are going to pop the question! That means you need to find a beautiful engagement ring to help you propose! What kind of ring would work with the lucky girl? And where do you begin your search for this ring? We will try to answer some of the most common questions to help you find your way.
Is an engagement ring always white gold with a diamond?
There are no strict rules. Choose a colour gold that fits best with her complexion. What is your partner wearing at the moment? That is a good indicator of her taste. We at Oogst create engagement rings in four colours; white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and rosé gold. Very often there will be a diamond as well. This diamond can be in all sizes, colours and shapes. Read more about diamond here. Of course you can also choose another gemstone, like Tourmaline, Topaz or Aquamarine.
Do you know we also create custom variations of our designs, to add your personal wish. For that we will ask you to come in and sit down with us to discuss all the possibilities. With our expertise and passion for our craft we will help you choose the perfect mix of ingredients. So that this bespoke piece of jewellery will suit the person who wears it.
On which hand do you wear your engagement ring?
Just like the colour of gold there are also no strict rules for which hand you should wear your engagement ring on. But there are traditions and guidelines here in The Netherlands. The Catholics will wear their engagement ring on the right hand and the Protestants on their left hand. In Anglican countries the engagement ring is always worn next to the wedding ring on the left hand. In The Netherlands you wear them on separate hands, but together is also becoming a more popular option.
You can also have a practical view and wear the rings on the hand you use the least. And if your spouse is from another country it might be fun to find out what the customs are in their home country.
I want to propose to my girlfriend but I do not know what style to choose, could you help me?
At Oogst we love to help! We have different styles in our handmade engagement ring collection, from refined to bold, ranging from frivolous to a modern classic, from natural shapes to straight lines. Our advice is to think about what your loved one likes, what makes her radiate?
Make an appointment, so we can show you all the options and come to an unique bespoke ring design.
How do I know what ring size she has?
To measure another ring which is worn at the index finger is always useful as a guideline. You can bring it along or measure the inner diameter (in mm) yourself.
If you can’t do this without being caught, than we suggest to have the ring made in an average size as a starting point. If the ring does not fit properly, you can come back together so we can measure her exact size and adjust it. That’s part of the service at Oogst.
What is the right budget for an engagement ring?
How much do you want to spend on it? Some say you should spend 1 months salary, others say 3, but more importantly what is your future fiancée longing for? Would she like a sparkling showstopper? Or would a refined ring with a little sparkle be more her thing? The most important thing Is what would make her radiate with joy. And a ring that’s picked with love and attention is the most important thing.
How long does it take before the ring is ready?
If you choose a ring from our shop we can put it in a beautiful box straight away. The making of a bespoke engagement ring takes about 4 to 6 weeks. If it has to be ready sooner because the Eiffel tower is calling you, we will try to do everything to finish it earlier.
Do you also want to propose with the perfect ring? Make an appointment!
Elegant, classic, distinct, timeless, bohemian, fun and sleek designed engagement rings, you will find all of them in our collection created in the Oogst studio. Prefer a personal design? Have a ring specially made for her in our refined and slightly nostalgic style.
Make an appointment, and we will get to work with passion to create the perfect engagement ring for you too.
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