If you have been fortunate enough to meet the person you’d like to spend the rest if your life with, then an engagement ring will surely be high on your list of purchases. Of course, there is only one true option when it comes to buying a symbol of commitment for a life partner-to-be and that is a diamond ring.

Naturally, a diamond engagement ring will most likely be one of the most significant purchases you will ever make; therefore it is important that your choice will suitably reflect just how much your partner means to you. However, if you’re new to the world of diamond rings then the idea of choosing the right one may well seem a little daunting.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be, especially if you follow these simple tips.

Stick to your budget Like almost everyone else these days, you may not have much in the way of disposable income to call on at the moment. Therefore you will need to work out exactly what can afford and stick to it. You may well hear clichés that your purchase should at least be the equivalent of a month’s wages – this is nonsense. Only pay what you can afford to pay.

Consider your lady’s taste and style The engagement ring you buy will be worn by your special lady forever, so it is important you choose a ring which will complement her taste and style. A classic style is always a safe option, although you will also need to consider whether she’d like white gold, yellow gold, a combination of both or platinum. If you are not sure of your partner’s taste and style in jewellery, take the opportunity to examine the jewellery she already wears next time you are home alone.

Think about the four C’s You will need to know a little bit about the four C’s (cut, clarity, colour and carat) when shopping for engagement rings as they are what determine the value and design of a ring. You will also need to ensure that the stone you purchase is certified or has been assessed by an independent gemmological laboratory.

Following the above tips will indeed make it easier for you to identify and buy a wonderful diamond engagement ring for your beloved. However, if you want to make your shopping experience even more straightforward, simply spend some time with us here at Marlows Diamonds.

We have been trading in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter for over three generations, so you can rest assured that we know everything there is to know about diamond jewellery. Indeed, we are widely regarded as being one of the UK’s leading certified diamond specialists so you can be sure that we are able to provide high quality engagement ring designs to suit all budgets and tastes. In addition, we only purchase ethically sourced diamonds that are IGI and GIA certified.

So, don’t delay, come ring shopping with us here at Marlows today!