KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Many couples dream of that moment when one partner gets on bended knee and asks the big question with a small box – but what if their partner doesn't love the ring inside? Enter Helzberg Diamonds and The "Will You?" Ring – a new way to get engaged that preserves a romantic surprise while celebrating the partnership of today's relationships.
"He wants to be the hero with the perfect ring that she'll love for a lifetime and he has no worse fear than thinking he may disappoint her by picking the wrong one," said Beryl Raff, chairwoman and chief executive of Helzberg Diamonds. "The 'Will You?' Ring is a ring before 'the' ring. A ring he can confidently propose with knowing they'll be able to shop together for the ring they'll both love."
According to a recent survey of young adults, nearly three-quarters of men (73 percent) and two-thirds of women (63 percent) in relationships think marriage proposals should be a surprise. However, both men and women are stressed when it comes to selecting the engagement ring – 62 percent of men in relationships say the hardest part of a proposal would be picking out the ring, and half of women say the hardest part would be letting him know what style of ring they want.
The "Will You?" Ring offers a solution without sacrificing the moment, especially because, according to the same survey, nearly half of women in relationships say the engagement ring doesn't need to be present at the proposal. The Engagement Attitudes Survey was conducted in late May on behalf of Helzberg.
Additional findings from the Engagement Attitudes Survey:
- Nearly half (47 percent) of men think modern proposals should reflect the kind of egalitarian relationships people want today.
- Only one-third (37 percent) of women in a relationship said a traditional engagement was important for them.
- More than half (55 percent) of men said it is important to have their partner be involved in the process of picking out an engagement ring.
- Of all respondents, 41 percent agree that couples should pick the engagement ring together.
"The old rules of engagement simply don't resonate with many of today's couples, who are seeking ways to create new traditions that celebrate their love and bring them closer together," Raff added. "The 'Will You?' Ring helps merge the beloved traditions of a romantic surprise proposal with a desire for joint decision-making."
Get the "yes." Then get the ring. Together.
The "Will You?" Ring is available in a traditional presentation box that opens to reveal the words, "The first of many things we'll do together." Nestled inside is a band with the inscription, "This is a ring, not the ring." There is also a small pamphlet that says, "I love you more than I trust myself to pick something you're going to wear on your hand. Every day. For eternity." Inside, it shares suggestions for presenting the ring, such as, "You're the one. But this ring isn't. Let's pick one out together."
The "Will You?" Ring is now available for $50 at Helzberg.com/WillYouRing and in Helzberg stores across the country. Couples who buy The "Will You?" Ring and return to Helzberg Diamonds to choose their engagement ring together will receive a $200 discount off rings priced between $999-$1,998, and a $400 discount off rings priced at more than $1,999. To find a store, visit the store locator on Helzberg.com.
About Helzberg Diamonds
Helzberg Diamonds®, a retail and online jewelry store focused on customer service, was founded in 1915 and has more than 200 stores nationwide featuring a wide selection of fine jewelry, including diamond engagement rings and wedding rings, precious gems and watches. Helzberg Diamonds takes pride in its history of offering exceptional value, exclusive designs and timeless jewelry. Helzberg Diamonds is based in North Kansas City, Missouri, and is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK/A and BRK/B). For the locations nearest you, call 1-800-HELZBERG (800-435-9237) or visit Helzberg.com.
The Engagement Attitudes survey was conducted on behalf of Helzberg Diamonds by Toluna Group to explore consumer attitudes and behaviors toward the engagement process. Fieldwork was conducted May 22-29, 2018, among a national sample of 1,034 adults aged 23-35, single or in a relationship (not currently engaged or married, but who intend to do it in the future).
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