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Choosing an engagement ring

What should you consider when choosing an engagement ring?
We offer a huge selection of different styles because we recognise that everyone has different tastes. Traditionally, diamond solitaire rings are the most popular engagement rings, followed by clusters and today also the beautiful trilogy rings. Many people choose to have a coloured gemstone engagement ring such as sapphire, ruby or emerald. It really comes down to likes and dislikes.

If you are choosing with your partner, why not take a look at as many of our ring styles as possible and narrow down your choice? If you are surprising your partner with a ring then think about their preferences. Favourite colours perhaps and what other jewellery do they wear?

Apart from stone type, you will need to consider style and practicality too. Do they prefer modern or traditional? Do they wear yellow or white gold jewellery or maybe platinum?

When we consider practicality, we advise you to think about the type of profession they work in as this can possibly affect your decision on ring settings. For example if they work outside, say as a riding instructor, it would probably not be practical to have a high-set diamond that may catch on things and become damaged. Most rings and professions do not present a problem, however it is just something to be aware of when making your selection.

Remember also that one day you will be choosing a wedding band to sit along side your engagement ring so the two will need to go together.

If all this sounds a little overwhelming don't worry! Our experienced staff are on hand to help you whether you choose to purchase your engagement ring online or by visiting one of our stores. We can show you a range of engagement rings that suit not only your budget but also your individual requirements. Remember the most important thing is choose a ring you love and just enjoy the whole experience!

You don't need worry about getting the ring size right either. We can adjust the ring for you at a later date should this be required.*

And in the very unlikely event that she does not like the ring you have chosen, we offer a 30-Day Change of Mind Guarantee so you can return the ring to us (with the receipt and in its original condition and packaging). We will be happy to provide an exchange or a refund. Please see our Returns Policy for full terms and conditions.

Why not have a look at some of our engagement rings now and you will see the extensive range we offer? And that's not all. Purchase your engagement ring from us to receive a voucher entitling you to a 10% discount off your wedding rings (offer not exchangeable for cash, one voucher per transaction). To redeem this, please email us your order number before or after receiving your engagement ring.

We hope that you will find your perfect ring with us and we congratulate you both on your forthcoming engagement.

* We will adjust the size of any gold ring purchased from us once free of charge during the guarantee period. Please note that this free service does not apply to sizes larger than S for ladies and Z for men. We would need to estimate for this service at the time of your enquiry. Also some styles of ring may not be sizeable to the size required. In this instance, if within the 30 change of mind period we would happily exchange for a different style.