Preparing to pop the question can be daunting. It takes plenty of courage to ask this all-important question. Of course, one of the issues you’ll need to consider is the ring you’ll hand over. This is the symbol of your love for your partner so it’s got to be spot on.
Rather than taking the plunge and buying a ring yourself, risking the possibility that your other half won’t like it, you might instead want to go shopping for the gem with your partner by your side. That way, she can choose for herself and will end up with something that suits her perfectly. When it comes to shopping expeditions like this, there’s no better place to visit that the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Put simply, the jewellery shops in Birmingham are superb.
Jennifer Aniston gets the perfect ring
Former friends star Jennifer Aniston recently received the diamond engagement ring of her dreams. The glamorous actress was asked for her hand in marriage by Justin Theroux. The pair were dining at Greenwich Village restaurant Blue Hill to celebrate his 41st birthday when he handed over the emerald-cut diamond.
Commenting on the proposal, Theroux’s publicist said that he “had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepted his proposal of marriage”.
Meanwhile, talking about the gem she was given, a source said: “It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond. It’s a rectangle with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides. It’s beautiful. Just after Jen got engaged, she called all her friends and told them about it. She was so happy and said she loves the ring. I think she was overwhelmed and overjoyed by the size and beauty of it!”
The gesture has taken the celebrity duo’s relationship to a new level. They have reportedly been friends for a long time, but only started dating around a year ago after filming the movie Wanderlust.
Make a day of it
When you and your partner are planning your shopping trip to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, make sure you give yourself enough time in the city. After all, there’s no sense in rushing the process. The purchase could be one of the most important the pair of your make.
Also, there is plenty of choice in this part of Birmingham and you need to make sure you have time to investigate all your options. There are hundreds of retailers and designers in the area and it is known as the UK’s centre for jewellery.
A romantic break
You can also inject some extra romance into the trip by taking in some of the wonderful sights and sounds in the quarter. In addition to all the jewellery shops, there are lots of art galleries, museums, restaurants and bars for you to explore and make the most of. Of course, you might want to keep your alcohol consumption down to a minimum until you’ve made your choice.
This is not the kind of decision you want to make while you’re tipsy!