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Making A Case For "Advised Adam"

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Featured, Guy's Guide | One Comment

Last week one of our beloved customers sent us this outstanding customer testimonial video (below). We were speechless. The fairy tale story mixed with her incredibly unique ring almost had us in tears. However, aside from the mushy-gushy, lovey-dovey sentiments, it also left us thinking…

In the video, Cynthia’s husband is what we like to call an “Advised Adam.” This person shops for jewelry already knowing what his recipient wants and is simply set with the task of either picking between two (or more) options or just handing over the credit card.

When it comes to engagement ring shopping, being an “Advised Adam” can sometimes seem unimaginative or feel like it would detract from that special and surprising moment. However, we wish to make a case for Mr. Adam.

First of all, let us make it clear that we don’t want to knock those brave men wishing to go at it alone (or women who would rather be completely surprised). There is definitely a certain excitement that goes along with both the ring shopping and the question-popping moment that no teamwork could re-create.

That said, it can be a daunting task. An engagement ring is something your fiancée will wear every day. You want to be sure it is something that feels good, is the right size, and suits her lifestyle, as well as her personal style. There are many things to consider and it can feel extremely overwhelming. For this reason, we think that it may be easier and more successful to let the woman help.


Don’t worry guys, you’ll still be the hero. In fact, it’s guaranteed. Shopping for the ring together ensures that she will love it and then proceed to tell all her friends and family how amazing you are for getting exactly what she wanted. Shopping for the ring together can also be really fun! Granted, you must have discussed the idea of marriage beforehand, but there are many ways to make this an enjoyable event.

Why not make a day of it? Go to lunch, browse the shops, let your loved one try on as many rings as she wishes, or go online and design as many as her heart desires. Then have her pick her top favorites. That way, you’re still left with the ultimate decision and she will still be surprised. Or if she has one ring in mind, just wait some time before proposing. It is still up to you to make the move, so use this time to get creative and surprise her.

Also, letting your lady pick out her piece means that you won’t run the risk of having to return the ring because it doesn’t fit or she doesn’t like it. In the end, being an “Advised Adam” guarantees a happy fiancée: she’ll be so proud that you not only picked out that ring for her, but that she picked you.

1 Comment

  1. AG
    December 22, 2011

    “Granted, you must have discussed the idea of marriage beforehand” Yeah – and if you have NOT done so then WHAT are you doing proposing??? All couples should sit down and have an adult discussion and decide if they want to commit to spending the rest of their lives together. Deciding to get married isn’t some romantic fantastical idea that is 100% the man’s decision. OF COURSE all couples should discuss this; no woman should be surprised that she’s being proposed to – only surprised on the time/location/etc.

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