1. Lifestyle, New or Antique?
First things first, try to bear your partners lifestyle in mind when you look at rings together, it simply isn’t practical to have a very ornate diamond engagement ring if she is in a profession that uses her hands a lot, e.g. doctor or a teacher. Some people get around this issue by have 2 rings instead, one for Monday to Friday, and another for special times, at the same budget as the one ring you might have purchased. We’re not saying go overboard just have a think. Many people inherit lovely pieces from their mothers or grandmothers , so always bear in mind you can reset new diamonds in older antique settings to keep your families jewellery close to your heart.
2. Inclusion of Gemstones?
It’s not just the Princess of Cambridge’s ring that have sparked a popularity in sapphires and rubies as the centre or side stones in engagement rings. Because the value of gemstones is lower than diamonds, you can buy a much bigger ring by incorporating both gemstones and diamonds.
Completely a matter of taste, but if she mentions liking the shape of a particular diamond, it’s worth taking note!
From traditional round cuts for brilliant sparkle, or the Great Gatsby effect Emerald cute listen out boys!
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