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Engagement Ring Buyer’s Guide

The process of creating a once-in-a-lifetime engagement ring is simpler than you know. Take five, and scroll through our ultimate guide to buying an engagement ring for a refreshed outlook on how you can get the ring right - with ease.

1. Set A Budget

This guide to buying an engagement ring starts with setting a ring budget - a useful way to determine how much you can dedicate to the design, then how much you’ll have left to spend on the diamond or centre stone. Understanding how much diamonds, gemstones and the metalwork of your ring cost should give you a good idea of what will work for you and your personal budget.

SETTING A BUDGET

Ring Setting Prices

Familiarising yourself with guideline costs of each ring setting style can help you figure out how workable your budget is. Remember, this is just the cost of the metal work, and the diamond or gemstone centre is additional.

SETTING A BUDGET

Diamond Prices

Diamonds vary in prices, depending on size and quality. The bigger and better the quality of the diamond, the higher the price. Diamonds can start from as little as €600, up into thousands and tens of thousands - learn more about diamond pricing to find the price point that works for you.

SETTING A BUDGET

Lab Grown Diamonds

If you’re aiming for a larger diamond size with a tighter budget, consider lab grown diamonds. A lab diamond typically retails 60% cheaper than natural diamonds thanks to the efficiency of their production - all the while appearing identical to their natural counterparts.

2. Select A Ring Style

The style of your ring is important and personal. It may seem overwhelming, but breaking down ring styles and design features will make the process of choosing much more simple. Discover the four most iconic ring styles: solitaire, diamond shoulders, halo and trilogy, and learn how to make the style you choose, your own.

SELECT A RING STYLE

Ring Styles

Familiarising yourself with guideline costs of each ring setting style can help you figure out how workable your budget is. Remember, this is just the cost of the metal work, and the diamond or gemstone centre is additional.

SELECT A RING STYLE

Ring Metals

Rings are crafted in a limited selected of fine and precious metal: platinum, yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. Find out the pros and cons of each, and which is the right choice for your engagement ring.

SELECT A RING STYLE

Ring Size

Estimating your partner’s ring size, made simple: learn more about ring sizes, how we estimate accurate ring sizes covertly, and which ring size to choose for your ring.

RING INSPIRATION

Discover styles you love, with our gallery of stunning rings.

3. Choose A Diamond

Putting the time and consideration into choosing the perfect diamond for you or your loved one is the ultimate romantic gesture. Whether you’re browsing rings online or in-store, here’s everything you should know about picking the right diamond for the best price.

CHOOSING A DIAMOND

Diamond Shape

Diamonds can be cut into a wide variety of shapes, each posessing unique character and their own way of emitting bright and lustrous sparkle. From classic rounds to contemporary asscher cuts - find your diamond shape.

CHOOSING A DIAMOND

Diamond Fundamentals

Before choosing a diamond, you should take in the fundamental characteristics of diamonds, what they mean and how they determine a diamonds beauty vs price.

CHOOSING A DIAMOND

Diamond Expertise

If you’re the thorough type, you may want to dig a little deeper than the basics of understanding a diamond’s makeup. Delve into characteristics like a diamonds girdle and fluorescence and how these impact a diamond’s beauty.