7 Tips For Choosing An Engagement Ring

Posted on the 30th November -0001

The thought of purchasing an engagement ring can induce blind panic for those unfamiliar with the world of carats, claw-settings and colour stones. To take the stress out of the selection process, one of ourbespoke designers  has offered her 7 essential tips for choosing an engagement ring: 1. Think practically. When selecting an engagement ring remember that it will be worn every day, so comfort and wearibility are essential considerations. We can all identify with the lure of a huge rock, but bear in mind that a cocktail ring would be too cumbersome for daily wear. 2. Consider coloured gems. Here at Holts Gems we champion and adore colourful stones. Open your eyes to the wide range of options available for engagement rings! Take sapphire for example: this durable yet stunning stone comes in a suprsingly wide spectrum of colours ranging from blues through to pinks, purples, yellows and green; in fact you can find them in almost any colour. 3.Select your metal. White gold, yellow gold and platinum are the most commonly used alloys for engagement rings. Platinum is more durable than gold but also more expensive. Here at Holts Gems we recommend 18ct gold for everyday wear. 4.Decide upon the number of stones you want to use. Single-stone solitaire styles tend to be the most popular engagement ring option but trilogy and cluster designs offer alternatives for those seeking extra sparkle. 5. Consider how the engagement ring will sit next to a wedding band. If you opt for an intricate bespoke design, bear in mind that you may then need a custom-designed wedding band to sit sit alongside. It's important to select a wedding band in the same metal as the engagement ring otherwise the softer metal will wear too quickly. 6. Seek inspiration. Gather images of styles you would like to show to your jeweller or bespoke designer. Pinterest is a great place to find online inspiration and create dedicated engagement ring mood boards. Or you can even bring your own sketch along to get us started! 7. Consider personal style. If you are buying for your other half look at their fashion/jewellery choices for guidance. For example if they regularly wear silver jewellery a platinum or white gold ring would sit nicely with their existing accessory collection. Discover our online Engage with Colour finished ring collection for inspiration.