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23 August 2023

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring: What to Consider

By: Julia Auchey

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring: What to Consider

An engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewellery; it’s a symbol of love, commitment, and the promise of a lifelong journey together. As you embark on the path to finding the perfect ring for your partner, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that the ring not only captures their heart but also reflects their unique style and personality.

1. Style Preference

Begin by understanding your partner’s style preferences. Do they lean towards classic elegance, modern sophistication, or perhaps something more vintage-inspired? Observing their everyday fashion choices can provide valuable insights into the type of engagement ring that would resonate with them.

2. Ring Design

Engagement rings come in a myriad of designs, from solitaire to halo, three-stone to vintage. Each design carries its own significance and appeal. Think about the shape of the centre stone, the setting style, and any accompanying accents. Consider a design that aligns with your partner’s taste and lifestyle.

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3. Metal Choice

The choice of metal is not only an aesthetic decision but also one that can influence the ring’s durability and maintenance. Traditional options like white gold, yellow gold, and platinum offer different characteristics in terms of colour, strength, and longevity.

4. Centre Stone

The centre stone is the heart of the engagement ring. Traditionally, diamonds have been the preferred choice, but coloured gemstones are gaining popularity for their unique beauty and personal significance. Consider your partner’s favourite gemstones and colours when making this choice.

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5. Cut, Carat, Clarity and Colour

If you’re opting for a diamond, the 4 Cs (cut, carat, clarity, and colour) play a crucial role in determining its quality and value. It’s essential to strike the right balance between these factors based on your budget and your partner’s preferences.

6. Ring Size

Ensuring the engagement ring fits perfectly is essential. Sneakily borrowing a ring from your partner’s collection or enlisting the help of a friend or family member to get their size can help you make the right choice. DMR’s helpful experts also remain on hand to guide you through the process, find our ring size guide here.

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7. Lifestyle Considerations

Consider your partner’s daily routine and lifestyle. If they lead an active lifestyle or work with their hands, a more robust setting might be preferable. On the other hand, if they appreciate intricate details and don’t engage in activities that could damage delicate designs, a more intricate setting might be suitable.

8. Customisation

Personalising the engagement ring adds a unique touch. From engraving a special message to incorporating birthstones or other meaningful elements, customization can transform a beautiful ring into a treasured heirloom.

A proposal is a truly personal moment and those personal moments often require a unique piece of jewellery crafted with you in mind. If you’re looking for something more bespoke, DMR offers our bespoke design services that can help.

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Your Journey Begins at DMR

With design at our core at DMR, our collections of diamond jewellery epitomise the best of British jewellery design and manufacture. Many of our exclusive rings are still designed in-house at our Cheshire studio, sold only through our showrooms in Liverpool, Manchester, Altrincham, and Canary Wharf. Set with diamonds and gemstones, designed in yellow, rose, and white gold, browse DMR’s selection of exquisite engagement rings online, book your showroom appointment or a personal consultation today.

As you embark on this journey to choose the perfect engagement ring, remember that each ring carries a story of love and commitment, making it a truly special symbol of your shared journey.

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