Welcome to our engagement rings guide, this will help you search for the perfect ring for your loved one. Engagement rings will be worn for a life-time, so it is important to choose the right style and metal colour. In this guide, we will talk you through everything you need to know about picking the perfect engagement ring.
A diamond has an organic rough form when it is first mined. A craftsman will then intricately cut and polish the raw material into the specific shape for your ring. The most popular shape is the brilliant round diamond, however, diamonds can come in many 'fancy shapes' such as oval, emerald, princess and marquise. These are three of the most popular diamond shapes:
The diamond shape refers to the form and geometric appearance of the diamond. This affects the piece's personality and is a personal preference of which of the 12 shapes you choose.
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Engagement rings are a symbol of love and a promise to be together forever. In this FAQ guide, we'll answer some of the most common questions about engagement rings and help you to make an informed decision.
An engagement ring should fit tightly so that the centre gem sits in place but not too snug that it reduces circulation. It should slide onto the finger with ease while still having a slight resistance as it passes over the knuckle to ensure a correct fit.
Engagement rings are commonly worn on the left hand in the UK however other countries such as India, Germany, and Norway wear them on the right hand.
Wearing an engagement ring and wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand comes from a tradition tracing back to the Ancient Romans. They believed that there was a vein running from this finger directly to the heart which they called the 'vein of love'. This was thought to allow your partner to be closer to your heart and make your love and commitment last longer.
Matching the metal of your wedding ring with your engagement ring is a matter of personal preference, but it's not necessary. You can choose a different metal for your wedding ring that complements your engagement ring, or mix and match different metals for a unique look. 18ct Rose or Yellow Gold can have a slightly different colour to 9ct Rose or Yellow though. It's worth a trip to our store in Swindon to have a look at our current samples to see what looks best with your engagement ring.
Although it is better to get the correct size engagement ring, it can be corrected after purchase if it doesn't fit. Rings can be re-sized for many reasons such as for changes in the size of the finger over-time or when buying the ring as a surprise and you make an incorrect guess.
Downsizing a ring involves cutting part of the ring out and re-shaping it into a perfect circle whereas, upsizing a ring involves stretching the band of the ring out so it will fit your finger. However, this will thin the band out and a jewellers will be able to advise you on other options if either of these aren't possible.