About Engagement Ring Collections
So you're considering an engagement ring?
When choosing an engagement ring, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that is out there. However, there are really only two things that you need to decide on. Firstly, your choice of diamond, and secondly, what kind of setting. It is really that easy! Here's our guide to helping you make the right choice:
What's The Right Amount To Spend?
There is a lot of contradictory information around about how much an engagement should cost. The common wisdom is that it should cost two months' of your salary, but this is by no means a hard-and-fast rule. It is important that you combine value and quality to get a ring that will truly be enjoyed by you and your partner for years to come. There is no requirement to break the bank for a ring that you cannot afford!
What Precious Metal Should I Choose?
A good rule of thumb is noticing what the precious metal of her other jewellery is. If you notice your fianceè wears a lot of gold jewellery, then that's a fair indication of what her preference for an engagement ring will be. If you want to learn more about the different types of precious metal available for engagement rings, we have listed them here. Platinum, palladium, and gold are all great choices and you certainly can't go too far wrong.
Choosing a Diamond That'll Last Forever
There are a lot of things to consider when picking the right diamond for your ring setting. The 4Cs of diamond valuation: carat, colour, clarity, and cut each contribute individually to the qualities of your diamond. Understanding exactly how each of these factors work together can make choosing the right diamond much easier, helping you find a balance between value and quality. To find out more, read through our Diamond Education section. We provide all you need to know about the 4Cs to help you make the right choice.
As always, if you need any extra help when choosing an engagement ring, don't hestitate to speak to one of our gemologists. They'll be happy to explain anything regarding diamonds and engagement rings.
DCLA Diamonds can design and make any ring you desire, we also have hundreds of designs on file.