Engagement Rings Guide

Choosing an engagement ring is a big decision, but it doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

1.

Set a budget

Engagement rings can range in price from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds. It's important to set a budget before you start shopping so that you don't overspend.

2.

Your partner's style

What kind of jewellery does your partner typically wear? Is there a preference between minimal, classic, or modern? Once you know their style, you can narrow down your choices.

3.

Choose a metal

Most popular metals are gold and platinum. Gold is a warm, traditional metal that comes in a variety of colours, including yellow, white, and rose gold. Platinum is a strong, durable metal that is also hypoallergenic.

4.

Select a gemstone

The most popular gemstone for engagement rings is the diamond. However, there are many other beautiful gemstones to choose from, such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds.

5.

Choose a setting

The setting is the way that the gemstone is held in place on the ring. There are many different types of settings available, so take some time to browse your options and find one that you like.

Types of Gemstone Shape


Round

Asscher

Emerald

Oval

Marquise

Pear

Radiant

Princess

Heart

Styles of Stone Settings


Basket

Peg Head

Decorative

Illusion

Bright Cut

Bridge Accent

Bar / Channel

Channel

Trellis

Bezel

Half-Bezel

How do you want the ring to look on the finger?


Traditional

Euro-Style

Cathedral

Straight

Tapered

Reversed Tapered

Split

Bypass

Criss-Cross

What type of side and shoulder stones (accent stones) do you want?


Channel

Surface Prong

Bead & Bright-Cut / Pinpoint

Shared Prong

Paré

Bezel

Gypsy / Flush

Bar

Additional Tips

Things to keep in mind:
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you're not sure where to start, talk to a jeweller. They can help you choose the right ring for your budget and your partner's style.
  • Don't rush your decision. Take your time and shop around until you find the perfect ring.
  • Remember, it's the thought that counts. No matter what ring you choose, your partner will love it because it came from you.
How to determine your partner's ring size without asking:
  • Sneak a ring from your partner's jewellery box and take it to a jeweller to have it sized.
  • Trace the inside of the ring on a piece of paper.
  • Recruit friends or loved ones to help you covertly determine their size.
  • Check your partner's Instagram or Pinterest to see if they have recently saved, liked, or pinned any rings.
How to choose the right type of metal:
  • Consider your partner's other jewellery. What kind of metal do they typically wear?
  • Ask your partner's friends or family members. They may know what your partner would like in a ring.
  • Consider your partner's lifestyle. If your partner is active, you may want to choose a more durable metal, such as platinum.
How to choose the right gemstone:
  • Consider your partner's favourite colour.
  • Ask your partner's friends or family members. They may know what your partner would like in a ring.
  • Consider your partner's style. Do they prefer simple and classic pieces or more elaborate and modern designs?
Using social media to understand better your partner's dream engagement ring:
  • Check their social media accounts. Take a close look at your partner's Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media accounts to see if they have saved, liked, or pinned any rings. This can give you a good idea of their style and preferences.
  • Follow jewellery brands on social media. Follow your favorite jewellery brands on social media to see what kind of rings they are featuring. You can also follow jewellery influencers and bloggers to get inspiration.
  • Pay attention to the rings they wear. Does your partner have any rings that they wear all the time? This could be a sign that they like that particular style of ring.
  • Ask their friends and family. If you're still not sure what kind of ring your partner would like, ask their friends and family for help. They may have some insights into your partner's style and preferences.
  • Visit the Instagram or Pinterest account of a jeweller that your partner follows.
  • Click on the "Likes" tab to see what rings your partner has liked or commented on.
How to choose the right stone-setting:
  • Consider your partner's lifestyle. If your partner is active, you may want to choose a setting that is more secure.
  • Consider your partner's style. Do they prefer simple and classic settings or more elaborate and modern designs?
  • Ask your partner's friends or family members. They may know what your partner would like in a ring.

Choosing an engagement ring is a special moment, and we hope this guide has helped you learn more about the process.

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