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Getting engaged is one of the most important days of your life, it certifies the decision that you want to spend your entire life with that one special person. Once you’ve made the decision that you would like to take this step, it’s time to pick the perfect ring…

The engagement ring you choose for your partner is not only important because it signifies your desire to share your life with them, but because it is a piece of jewellery that they will wear always. It is a constant reminder of the love you share, and of your proposal – so, of course, you want to ensure it’s perfect.

When it comes to engagement rings, there is a lot to consider – but please, do not be overwhelmed. At Prestons, our experienced and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process step by step, ensuring you are happy with every detail of your ring. From choosing your diamond, to how different settings will sit with a wedding band.

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Pick the perfect style

Try and observe the style of jewellery your partner wears, do they wear white? Or yellow? Does your loved one wear things with sparkle? Or exert a more traditional style? All of this information will help you make your choice.

If you are still a little unsure, why not ask a best friend, sibling or parent? Sometimes they are the best resource.

Once you have gained all of this insightful information, visit Prestons and let us help you to the next step – you don’t need an appointment. Princess cut or marquise? White gold or platinum? At Prestons we are diamond experts, and using any information you can provide us with we will find a selection of rings that match your loved one’s style perfectly. Whether your partner has a signature flair, loves modern designs or is completely vintage-inspired, Prestons is sure to have a ring that will make that moment unforgettable.

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Pick the perfect size

At Prestons we will advise and guide you in determining your love’s ring size. If you’re still unsure, our experts advise presenting in a middle size. Then, once you have your ‘yes’, please feel free to visit the store, enjoy a glass of champagne and we will be happy to alter or order your dream ring in the perfect size.

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Pick the perfect diamond

When you buy a diamond, the 4 C’s - colour, clarity, carat and cut - are the four most important things to think about. It is the way that the 4C’s relate that gives value and beauty to your diamond. Understanding the 4 C’s will help you find the perfect diamond ring.

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