Making the decision to propose to your partner, no matter how long you have been together, is a very exciting time. Taking this huge leap in your relationship to pop the question involves finding the perfect engagement ring, which is often seen as one of the most important purchases you can make.
With over 60 years of experience, our passionate team at Bonds of Brentwood is dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your shopping experience and have put together this guide to help you buy the perfect engagement ring.
- Decide the ring style
Being just as important as the stone that will be set on it, the style of the engagement ring is very important. You need to establish whether your partner would prefer a ring that is lavish and contemporary, classic and timeless, vintage-inspired or something more unusual and distinctive. The ring should reflect your partner’s personal style, so it is always wise to purchase something that matches the jewellery they already wear.
- The diamond
The clarity, colour, carat and cut of your chosen diamond can really affect the look and feel of the engagement ring you have chosen. For example, here at Bonds of Brentwood, we are an international diamond wholesaler and we source and distribute diamonds from all over the world. The main stone for your ring can come in the form of a cluster, a halo, solitaire or three stones, and diamonds can also be inserted through channelling grooves of the band.
- Metal type
The type of metal you choose can have a big impact on the overall look, as well as the price of your chosen engagement ring. There are many different metals, all of which vary in grade, strength, colour and price. For example, white gold is very popular for its understated, elegant appearance and looks great when paired with wedding rings of the same metal, or can be worn with other gold colours for a bolder fashion statement.
- Ring size
Being one of the most prominent factors, getting the size of your engagement ring correct is something that causes the most stress for partners. Although there is often no need to stress, as it is very easy to have a ring adjusted if you don’t get it the right size the first time, it is always extra special when the ring can be worn right after your proposal.
- Speak to professionals
There are so many factors to consider when you are buying a significant piece of jewellery like an engagement ring, so it is important to speak to a team of professionals who can help you choose the perfect ring. By booking an appointment in store at Bonds of Brentwood, our team can make choosing the perfect engagement ring as stress-free as possible, allowing you to take your time to find exactly what you want.
No matter whether you are looking for a completely bespoke, original piece of jewellery or if you want to alter something you already own, you can contact us to book an appointment with our dedicated staff and jewellers in Essex. They would be more than happy to help you.
To find out some more information regarding the different engagement rings in Essex we have available, or to buy used Rolex watches, please feel free to call us on 01277 229061.