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Engagement Ring Guide

We hope this extensive guide will help you on your journey to finding the perfect engagement

ring for your partner.

What to Look For

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when purchasing an engagement ring, the 4C's is a great place to start. This term stands for Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. These are the most important elements of a diamond that distinguish the quality and price. Read our extensive 4C's guide here.

Large diamond solitaire antique engagement ring
Diamond cluster engagement ring with yellow gold band

What Type of Band/Shank to Choose

While it may initially seem like a minor detail, the choice between a thicker or thinner band is worth careful consideration when selecting your engagement ring. If you opt for a larger diamond, a thicker band can provide additional support. Conversely, with a smaller diamond, the same level of stability may not be necessary. Another aspect to ponder is the style of the shank, with options ranging from tapered and plain to split and reverse tapered, among others."

Diamond Shape

Does your partner prefer a traditional style such as a classic round cut diamond? Or would they prefer something that is more current such as an oval cut diamond. You may want to choose a mixture of diamond cuts, especially if you want to go for a trio engagement ring or cluster engagement ring. 

Marquise Diamond ring with yellow gold band.
Diamond solitaire engagement ring with yellow gold band in red box.

What Metal to Choose

Does your partner prefer silver or gold jewellery? Understanding their preference can guide your choice. You have four metal options to consider: yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum, each offering distinct styles.

The Diamond Claw Setting 

The claw setting is a crucial factor to consider, given the multitude of settings available. The size of your diamonds is a key consideration in choosing the appropriate setting. Additionally, selecting a setting that suits your partner is equally important. For example, if your partner is quite active or tends to be clumsy, it may be wise to opt for a setting that is relatively flush to the finger to minimise the risk of accidental impacts!

Side view of diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band
Diamond solitaire engagement ring set in white gold.

How much to spend on an Engagement Ring?

There really is no right or wrong amount to spend on an engagement ring. You may of heard about the '3 month salary' rule as a gauge, however our best advice would be to spend what you can afford. 

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