If you've met the person you want to spend the rest if your life with, then an engagement ring can be a symbol of that commitment.
A diamond engagement ring will probably be one of the most important purchases you will ever make, so it is important to opt for the perfect item to demonstrate just how much your partner means to you. While the idea of choosing the jewellery might be a little daunting, it doesn't have to be. Simply follow a few simple tips and you can't go wrong.
Before you do anything, you should have a budget in mind for the ring and then stick to it. We recommend that you purchase a ring that you can afford and avoid listening to the cliche that it should be worth a month's salary.
The engagement ring will be worn by your partner forever, so it is important that you choose the style wisely and ensure it complements her taste and style. If the prospect is too daunting then you can always choose the ring together, that way you can ensure that she is completely happy with your purchase.
However, this might ruin your proposal plans. If so, why not ask a friend of your girlfriend or a relative for a little advice? You can also consider the jewellery she already wears. A classic style is always a safe option, but make sure you consider whether she'd like white gold, yellow gold, a combination or both or platinum.
Think about the four C's (cut, clarity, colour and carat) as they will determine the value and design of the ring. You should also ensure that you opt for a certified stone or one that has been assessed by an independent gemmological laboratory.
Here at Marlow's we have an extensive collection of certified diamond rings available in different settings to suit all tastes.