I’ve been there myself, choosing the right engagement ring for your partner can often be a daunting task. Of course you want everything to be perfect and help get the “yes” out of your partner that you so eagerly desire.
It goes without saying that the ring can be a huge part of getting the answer you really want. Not only that, but you want to be sure that you can get a ring that your partner really loves and is happy to show off to their friends and family.
If you need a little push in the right direction, then keep reading and we will share with you our top tips for choosing an engagement ring…
1. Choose A Ring That Matches Their Style.
This can seem like a simplistic answer, but choosing a ring that matches the type of jewellery they already wear is obviously a great idea as this will be a ring that they will wear forever. If your partner wears a lot of gold then it is probably best to go for a gold ring. However if they wear a lot of silver, then you might want to consider either white gold or platinum. With that being said, sterling silver can be just as good as these more expensive metals. Especially if you want it to be more about the moment than the price tag.
It’s also worth thinking about whether or not your partner wants a diamond in their engagement ring. Recently, other precious and semi precious gemstones like rubies, amethyst and others have massively grown in popularity for engagement rings. Our best advice would be to go with the gemstone that they love the most to make sure you get a ring that they will truly cherish and fall head over heels for.
2. Ask friends or family
There is every chance that your partner has described their ideal engagement ring to a friend or family member. If this is the case, then you might benefit from asking for a little bit of advice on what it is your partner most desires in their engagement ring.
They might have even already had a browse around online at engagement rings to imagine what their dream ring would like. This is all information that you can use to make sure you get a ring that they will really love!
3. Know Your Partner’s Ring Size
Again this might just seem like common sense, but knowing your partner’s ring size goes a long way to making the proposal a little less awkward as it would be if the ring didn’t fit. Plus on the upside if you manage to get the ring size right then it will show that you know your partner and may get you a few extra brownie points! 😉
There are plenty of ways to find your partner’s ring size without them ever knowing. If you like, you can take a look at our ring size guide for our favourite tips and tricks for getting a ring size in secret. We say in secret because just asking will probably spoil the surprise and we don’t want that!
4. Choose Which Style Best Suits Your Partner
This tip kind of follows on from our first tip. When it comes to engagement rings, there are many different styles of ring that you can choose from and each has its own benefits. For someone who enjoys the more traditional style your best bet might be a single solitaire whereas someone who prefers a more glamorous look might appreciate a halo, shoulder or cluster set engagement ring.
5. The Diamond Or Gemstone Cut Is Always Important
One of the 4 C’s of diamond grading, the cut of the stone you want in your ring is key to making sure you get a style that fits. If you can, take note of the types of stones your partner wears in their jewellery on a day to day basis. If there is a common theme in the type of cut used in their jewellery then that is probably a favourite of theirs and may be a good bet for a ring that they will wear day in, day out! We actually have a previous blog post on different cuts of gemstones if you are unsure of what styles you can choose from or if you are just unsure of the names of certain cuts that you know by sight…
6. Pay Attention To The Setting
The setting used to attach the diamond or gemstone to your ring can make all the difference in the overall sparkle and luster of the stone. While having their own different advantages, certain types of setting like bezel or flush settings do not allow as much light to travel through the bottom of the stone which can affect its ability to reflect light and give off that radiant shine.
On the other hand prong, Tiffany and other settings which leave the bottom half of the stone exposed allow for maximum light reflection which really brings out the brilliance of your diamonds or precious gemstones. We actually have a short blog post where we go through some of the different types of settings that you may find useful.
If you’re still a little unsure or just need a little bit of extra professional and friendly advice, then feel free to book yourself in for a free consultation with us with absolutely no obligation.
We can offer you expert advice on choosing that perfect engagement ring either as a virtual appointment via zoom or an in person consultation for those local to the Preston, Lancashire area in a location where you feel most comfortable.