The amount you should spend on an engagement ring is going to be different for everyone but a commonly accepted guideline is two monthís salary. An engagement ring will need to last a lifetime and may even be passed on and re-worn in the future, so it is imperative to buy quality not just when it comes to the diamond but also the mount/ring. A poorly made mount is unlikely to stand the test of time and may result in diamond loss from a weak setting.
Ultimately diamond quality is how well the diamond looks, and letís face it no one wants to have to wear a ring with a dull stone in for the rest of their life. Try and aim for a diamond colour of I or better as colours J upwards are noticeably tinted yellow. Diamonds which have Si clarity or better do not have inclusions/faults that are noticeable to the naked eye, so Si is a good minimum quality to choose. Single stone engagement rings with a diamond of at least 0.25 carat and H Si quality or better should really come with an independent diamond certificate, with smaller diamonds and lower qualities it is not worthwhile due to certification costs.
Engagement Ring Designs
There are so many engagement ring designs it can understandably be difficult in knowing what to choose for your loved one.
When you have found an engagement ring that you like it is important to know the correct ring size to select. If you have access to a ring which fits the appropriate finger then you can print off our ring size chart and follow the instructions. We also offer a complimentary ring sizer which we will send to you once we have received your request. Our standard ring sizes are J-Q for women and R-Z for men although we can make other ring sizes if necessary.