An engagement ring is traditionally a solitaire (a single diamond) but you can also go for a trilogy, accent stones, or even one with diamonds all the way around her finger!
If you are unsure, we recommend choosing an elegant and classic solitaire and making the ring really shine with a stunning quality diamond. Remember she can and probably will add her influence when you select the wedding band. It can also be a good idea to take along one of her friends (only if you trust that they can keep their mouth shut though!), even your mum may have some advice if you need a hand - after all she has probably done it before.
Know your diamonds
A diamond has 4 components which give it is value - cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. Our diamond guide will give you a run down on what it is you need to know about what you are buying!
As far as matching a diamond to your partner goes - have a think about what shape she would like. Round brilliant is the most traditional cut and it is also the sparkliest due to its perfect symmetry! A princess cut is the next most popular and is perfect for a woman who likes square shapes. If she prefers to be ahead of the crowd maybe she would prefer a rarer cut like a radiant or cushion?
We're here to help
Once you have armed yourself with some basic ideas and browsed our online ring selection, come in store and have a chat with one of our friendly staff who can guide you through your options.
Please don't hesitate to contact us below if you have any questions.