WORK OUT THE BUDGET
Before you look at engagement rings we recommend that you start thinking about your budget. Be realistic about what you can spend as no one really knows what an appropriate amount is except you. We will work with you to create her dream ring within your budget. We have interest free finance options and tax free available.
RESEARCH YOUR PARTNER
Take a look at the jewellery that your partner already owns and wears. What colour is the jewellery - white, yellow, rose? Does she like coloured stones or diamonds? Does she like classic styles, delicate or bold jewellery or rings with maximum sparkle? Perhaps she's mentioned how much she loves her Grandma's, Mum's or friend's engagement ring? Or she may have dropped hints about what style of engagement ring she'd like.
A diamond has four components which give it its value - cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. Our Diamond Guide will show you what you need to know about the 4 C's. When it comes to selecting a diamond for your partner, think about what style she likes - traditional, vintage, Art Deco, minimalist? Round brilliant is the most traditional cut and it is also the sparkliest due to its perfect symmetry. A princess cut is the second most popular and is perfect for a woman who prefers square shapes. Or maybe she would like antique rose cut, or an Art Deco inspired emerald cut?
CHOOSE A SETTING
An engagement ring is traditionally a solitaire, a single diamond, but there are a range of styles you can choose from - three stone, halo, accents and cluster. If you are unsure, we recommend choosing an elegant and classic solitaire style and making the ring really shine with a stunning quality diamond. Remember she can and probably will add her influence when you choose your wedding bands. It can help to bring along one of her friends or her mum for style advice and input.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BUDGET
An engagement ring is a representation of your love, and you want something which is valuable so we generally recommend choosing a stone which is white in colour (I and above) and eye clean (SI range and above) - this means your diamond will always look white, bright and fabulous. If you know that your partner is a perfectionist you may want to go higher in quality. If you think she would be more impressed by a bigger stone you may look at going a bit lower in quality in order to stretch your budget up to a larger diamond.
COME & TALK TO US
When you're ready, come in store and have a chat with one of our friendly staff who can guide you through your options. Our helpful team can assist you over the phone or email if there isn't a Walker & Hall store located near you. Please don't hesitate to contact us on 0800 674 255 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
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