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Mar 14, 2023
Engagement Rings
How to Keep Your Proposal a Secret: What are the Best Tips and Mistakes to Avoid?

Every girl dreams of a surprise proposal. Find some easy to follow tips and what to avoid. Make sure your proposal is one she will love telling all of her girlfriends, family and even the grandkids. 


What are the Crucial Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Secret Proposal?

If your partner has access to your card/bank balance, use a different payment method to purchase the ring. If she notices a purchase of that size, it could be the giveaway that you are up to something. However, this is only if she has access to it, if she doesn’t then you have nothing to worry about.


We advise asking your parents or siblings to use their card or lend you the money to make the purchase and pay them back afterwards.

Should You Tell Her Best Friends or Sister About the Proposal?

Proposals are very exciting and sometimes the excitement can overcome people and they may tell others about it. This can cause the surprise to be ruined if the secret makes its way back to her. All it takes is for one person to ruin that special surprise for you both. So it is best to keep it to yourself and not let her friend, sister or mother in on the proposal.


Be low key and tell as few of the people she knows as possible. Her parents may need to know of course but no one else unless you need them to help you with the proposal. For this, it’s best to rely on your friends for this. 

How to Keep Your Engagement Ring Search a Secret Online?

Most engagement ring websites that you visit, install a type of tracker without you knowing when you visit their website. Afterwards you will see their diamond ring ads popping up like unwanted pimples everywhere. This is called re-marketing and it’s connected via google to millions of sites and to all your devices. This is definitely a big giveaway and a very annoying one when trying to keep an engagement a secret. LUCKY for you, our marketing team understand this and does not use any type of re-marketing, to prevent this from happening. 


You will need to clear your history/cache every time after visiting those sites to uninstall the trackers if you visit sites other than Novita.

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How Can Changes in Your Daily Routine Give Away Your Proposal Plans?

Most men do not think about this error. If you are buying a diamond engagement ring in store you must know that a visit to one of our showrooms usually goes for 30 minutes to an hour. Then you need to factor in travel time parking etc. most people only need one visit but if you need a second or even a third, all those sudden times that you are missing from being home are unwanted clues. Now when you think of one or more clues we have mentioned here, they might be the final piece of the puzzle she needs to put two and two together. 


Strategically pick a time to visit us when you are meant to be doing something already like being at work, or wait till she is away doing something. For example, if she goes out for dinner with her girlfriends, you can always visit us one evening during the week. 

In summary

Learn essential tips for keeping your proposal a secret and steering clear of common mistakes. Use discreet payment methods, refrain from informing her friends or family, clear browser cookies after visiting ring websites, and be mindful of changes in your daily routine. A well-planned surprise leads to a cherished proposal memory.