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Guide To Choosing An Engagement Ring

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A proposal of marriage is a momentous event in any relationship and choosing the perfect ring is crucial as it’s something that will be worn for the rest of your partner’s life. It’s a symbol of love and commitment and choosing one can be daunting if you don’t know where to start.

Luckily for you we have the ultimate guide in how to select the perfect engagement ring for grooms to be.

Establish a budget

Firstly, one of the most important things to consider is establishing a budget comfortable enough within your price range and sticking to it. This way the jeweller will be able to help you in finding the perfect ring within your price budget.

Find out her ring size

The easiest way to do this is to take a ring she wears on that finger on the other hand and take it to be measured as while rings can be altered, ideally you want to get the size right to avoid additional expense or risk losing it. If they don’t have a ring to use, you might have to ask a friend to help by getting them to try on a ring of theirs. Don’t just guess, put some effort in to getting it right – your partner will appreciate it.

Research

Look at what style of jewellery your partner wears. Do they prefer gold or platinum? is their other jewellery subtle and understated or bold? If you’re not sure, and they will be discreet, ask a friend or family member for advice.

The 4 C’s 

Traditionally, an engagement ring features a diamond and there are 4 Cs to consider; Cut, Colour, Carat and Clarity. 

The cut of a diamond determines the ring’s brilliance and gives it that sparkle.

The colour refers to the diamond’s lack of colour, which is measured by a grade chart of D to Z. Colourless diamonds are usually higher priced.

Carat is the weight of the diamond. The higher carat weight the more expensive.

Clarity relates to the number of inclusions, or marks, in the stone. The fewer number of inclusions, the more expensive the ring will be.

Follow our guide to help you buy your partner the ring of their dreams.