You just got engaged and once the butterflies wear off, you have a number of fun things to check off your to-do list. Between telling your loved ones the big news, jewelry education, and planning the big day, it can be hard to decide where to start. Our engagement experts at Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak are here to help break down some important post-proposal tasks and help you start your journey!

Tell your family and friends with a phone call or a visit, maybe even a party.

An engagement party can be a great way to share the news with everyone. Celebrate with great food and drinks, and of course, show off your new jewels. Be sure to call all of your close loved ones - maybe even hop on a video call to give them the whole story. Make sure that everyone close to you knows about the big news.

Educate yourself on jewelry maintenance, care, and protection.

Engagement and wedding jewelry is an investment. Get familiar with all things jewelry insurance, make sure you have and understand what your protection plan covers, utilize professional cleaning services available at all Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak stores, and learn about how to clean and care for your jewelry.

Get your ring sized to perfection.

It can be hard to tell what size ring to buy when you’re trying to pull off a surprise. The first thing you should do is educate yourself on the ring sizing process. You can purchase an at-home ring sizer or use an online option. At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, we offer expert services by professional jewelers to ensure your ring is just right!

Post your sparkler on Instagram.

Share all of the photos with your friends and family on your social media accounts. Follow our tips and tricks to snap the best ring selfie. Be sure to tag the Rogers & Hollands or Ashcroft & Oak Instagram accounts, we might even feature your post on our feed!

Give credit where it’s due!

Remember to dish out a compliment or two to your partner for picking the perfect ring and creating the ultimate memory. Chances are, they were nervous and made it happen all (maybe) without you even knowing! Let them know how much you love it, them and the life you are ready to create together.