Choosing an engagement ring is an important decision, and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. It can be especially difficult to know when to buy the engagement ring. There are so many factors to consider, from budget to carat weight and the alloy that matches your partner’s skin tone, so where to start? 

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What are the most popular designs for engagement rings?

Once you have decided when to buy an engagement ring, you need to think about the type you want. There are many types of engagement rings available, and the choice depends on personal style and taste, as well as the budget and price of the ring.   Here are some of our favourite and most popular rings:
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Golden engagement ring with side diamonds and 1-carat solitaire diamond

Our first example is this round diamond  set beautifully between 4 square prongs, which creates an optical illusion, meaning the diamond looks bigger than the actual size of the gemstone.

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Discover when to buy this solitaire engagement ring with side diamonds.

0.50-carat solitaire diamond ring in white gold with side diamonds

Structural and geometric, resembling The Eiffel Tower.  If you have decided when you would like to buy an engagement ring, this might be the right one for you! This ring was inspired by the engineering masterpiece of the late 19th century La Tour Eiffel.   This design has a lot to offer, from the castle setting to a dazzling square halo around the central diamond.
This ring retains the classic look but has so much more to offer, and it is easy to see why so many women are mesmerised by its design.

Also, cathedral setting adds extra sparkle around the main diamond to give it a distinctive look.

Rings with solitaire diamonds are also popular with women who like the idea of having the ring but do not necessarily want to get engaged.
You can always find a reason to buy a piece of jewellery and why not a solitaire ring too.

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Learn the perfect time to buy this white gold or platinum engagement ring with princess diamond.

Platinum or white gold solitaire ring with princess diamond

Simple, authentic and quintessential.  Once you have decided when to buy an engagement ring, you might want to consider this design if you want one that does not distract the eye from the diamond’s beauty. Although this classic solitaire has an unembellished look at first glance, the charming setting of four prongs twisting around the diamond adds an extra special effect, like two souls coming together in a dance towards the future.

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Find the perfect time to buy this white gold or platinum engagement ring with a princess diamond.

Platinum or white gold solitaire ring with princess diamond

Simple, authentic and quintessential.  If you are after a ring that enhances the beauty of a diamond, this ring might be the one for you. Although this classic solitaire has a subtle look, the charming setting of the six prongs twisting around the diamond really elevates this engagement ring’s look. So when you have decided to buy an engagement ring, consider this gorgeous style!

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Limited budget? Opt for a smaller carat weight

Once you have decided when to buy an engagement ring, you might be wondering how much you should spend on it. However, there is no right answer. Everyone has a a different budget, so even if your wallet does not allow for a large stone, you can still surprise your loved one with a stunning ring. Why not take a look at our collection of up to 0.50 carat rings that   combine elegance and style.?

One of our favourites from that selection is this high setting ring where the prongs gracefully lift the diamond high above the band to allow the maximum amount of light to pass through the diamond. The high setting shows off the gemstone and makes it appear more prominent and sparkly. So, having decided when to buy an engagement ring, this might be the right choice for you!

How to choose the right metal for your engagement ring?

Yellow or red gold, white gold or platinum, which one to choose?
The choice of metal depends on personal preference.

  White gold and Platinum will make the diamonds sparkle more than yellow and red gold. However, if your future spouse has a more olive skin tone, the warmer yellow and red gold shades might complement them better.
Find out when to buy the perfect engagement ring for the ideal proposal, like this one in front of the Eiffel Tower.

What is the difference between white gold and platinum?

White gold is created by mixing yellow gold with other white metals, such as nickel or palladium; pure white gold does not exist. To achieve 18-carat white gold, 75% pure gold is combined with 25% other metals.

Pure gold is too flexible and unsuitable for making jewellery, so even yellow gold contains other metals.

Platinum jewellery is usually more expensive than white gold for several reasons. Although pure gold is more expensive than pure platinum, less gold is needed to make the same jewel. This is not only because of platinum’s high density but also because the alloy contains 95% pure platinum. White gold, however, only contains 75% pure gold.

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What diamond cut is best for my engagement ring?

So you have decided when to buy the engagement ring, but now you need to decide on the cut of the diamond. The most popular diamond cuts are:

Round:
Round or brilliant cut diamonds with their 57 or 58 facets add intense scintillation, making these the most lustrous diamond shapes enhanced by the cut. This cut combines tradition and elegance and is the most popular for engagement rings.

Princess:
Elegant, simple and yet different!  This is the second most popular choice when comes to engagement rings.  The princess-cut was formed after years of research to determine what was missing from the market and what women really wanted.  The unique cut was designed to really show off the diamond’s distinctive sparkle.

Find out more about the other diamond cuts here.
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When should I buy an engagement ring?

Getting engaged is one of the most magical moments of your life. But when should you buy the engagement ring? ‘Engagement season’ exists between November to February, but the best time to buy engagement rings is in the wedding season (July and August) as there are many fantastic deals.
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