Even at as its frostiest, winter is dazzling. Nights are made more magical with strings of lights sparkling from rooftops, and a stormy weekend can feel cozy when you’re hanging around the fireplace with friends and family. Holiday get-togethers fill the weeks as the end of the year approaches, and it’s easy to get caught up in love, excitement, and the search for the perfect gift. For some, it seems like the best time to ask the one you love to marry you… but with so much happening, when is the perfect time to propose?

Should you propose on the biggest day of the holidays? Imagine Christmas Day with your friends, family and the love of your life. Perhaps everyone is gathered around the dinner table digesting the events of the day and a big meal. Is that the perfect moment? Imagine you ask for everyone’s attention, get down on one knee beside your sweetheart, and ask, “Will you marry me?”

Let’s say your beloved says “yes!” Everyone congratulates you and the room is filled with joy for the two of you… until it’s time to get back to the Christmas party, the gift exchange, and more eating. The next day, you’re both off to another holiday event (or three) with more friends and family and colleagues and strangers. What you really want to do right now is celebrate! But your supposedly romantic moment has been drowned out. The big moment has been swallowed up like eggnog and gingerbread.

If your goal is to make a proposal that outshines everything else, Christmastime may not be the ideal time for your intimate engagement. There’s still plenty of winter wonder left, though. The post-holiday months from late-January through March, when life is back to normal, offer romantic opportunities to get engaged and savour the moment.

A winter proposal comes with its own magic. Consider letting nature be your setting. Escaping together to a mountain lodge doesn’t have to break the bank and takes you out of your day-to-day to make the experience even more special. Picture a crisp winter day, when the snow outside sparkles like diamonds and you couldn’t be cosier than when you’re inside with your best friend to keep you warm. The only thing left is a stunning custom engagement ring to shine more brightly than the ice crystals in the air.

The jewellery industry is typically calmer after Christmas, which makes it an especially opportune time to design a custom engagement ring. You can take time to work with your designer to create the perfect ring without the holiday crush looming. Engagement ring designers and goldsmiths are excited to get back into the swing of things and production times are quicker after the holiday rush .

If you’re ready to create that custom ring, Premier Gems would love to help you. Easily book an appointment online with our designers now: Click Here