Choosing an engagement ring is a big deal! There is so much pressure on you already to create the perfect atmosphere, and the nerves may be setting in, the last thing you want is to be worrying about the ring as well.
This guide will talk you through some of the different styles of engagement rings, so you can make the perfect choice for you, and the one you love!
Styles of Ring
There are lots of types of engagement rings on the market, and this guide will cover some of the most popular designs.
Elegant and understated, a solitaire ring contains one single gem. This could be a diamond or another precious stone of preference.
A stunning oval shaped stone (pointed at both sides), which is very popular with royalty. The main stone is often surrounded by other stones for a truly luxurious design.
Princess cut has become very popular due to its modern design. It is a square stone with flat sides.
A three stoned engagement ring does what it says in the tin, it has three stunning stones, usually with horizontally aligned stones but they can be arranged differently.
Pear / Teardrop Ring:
The pear or teardrop ring looks stunning on the finger due to its elegant shape, however, it can be troublesome to find a wedding band that will fit beside it with ease, so this is a consideration when thinking about a teardrop ring.
A flush ring is unique in that the stones are set into a band flush to the surface of the ring. It is often used as a wedding band design but can also make the perfect engagement ring.
Where Should I Get My Ring?
Look for a local jeweller that offers engagement rings Hertfordshire. The right jeweller can create beautiful bespoke pieces and having a ring unique to you is very special. Many jewellers offer an online service, so you can send your ideas and designs and have your dream engagement ring created from scratch.
How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?
Traditionally, 2-3 months’ wages on an engagement ring was considered the norm. However, the truth is you should set your own budget.
Hitched recently did a survey of their readers, which found the average spend on an engagement ring was just over £2,400. However, it’s not unusual to spend up to £7,000 on a ring or go with a cheaper option such as silver if you want to make savings on your engagement ring for the wedding.
In short, you can spend as much or as little as you want to on the ring, there are no hard and fast rules!
Choosing the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. Have a sneaky peek through your partner’s current collection to get an idea of the kinds of jewellery they like, this will ensure you’re onto a winner from the get-go!