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How To Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring?

Let our dedicated specialists guide you through our advice for selecting the perfect engagement ring.

If you are looking to propose to your loved one it signifies 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 choose the perfect engagement ring.

The Style

If you are looking to choose an engagement ring for yourself or your loved one then the most common starting point is style. The style of your engagement ring often relates to its overall appearance, is it a solitaire with a singular diamond in the centre or a more fancy cluster design? Is it classic or more modern?

If possible we would also advise you try and observe the style of jewellery your partner wears, do they wear white metal? Or yellow? Does your loved one wear things with sparkle? Or exert a more traditional style? All of this information will help your start on your journey to selecting the perfect engagement ring.

The Size

Each of our showrooms will advise and guide you in determining your love's ring size or, if you are shopping together, would be delighted to size your partner. If you are looking to select an engagement ring and you are unsure of the size, our teams would recommend presenting your chosen ring to your partner before any adjustments or sizings.

Once you have proposed, each of our showrooms would be delighted to welcome you back to celebrate this occasion with a glass of champagne as well as measuring your partners figure to ensure the perfect fit.

The Diamond

If you are looking to choose an engagement ring then most of our clients choose a white diamond. The four most important things to consider when selecting a diamond are cut, colour, clarity and carat. It is the way that the 4C's relate that gives value and beauty to your diamond.

Of course, an engagement ring does not have to feature a white diamond and for those who dare to be different, there are a beautiful selection of coloured gemstones that today are growing in popularity.

The Engagement Ring

It is so important to us that you choose the perfect ring that both you, and your partner, will love forever. Whether you are choosing the engagement ring alone, or together as a couple, it’s important to explore all of your options, different styles, a selection of diamonds and metals.

Our dedicated sales teams are here to guide you through this process and will encourage you to ask as many questions as you like, we want to ensure this choice is the perfect one.

Discover Prestons

Our showrooms in Guildford, Leeds and Wilmslow continue to offer the advice, guidance and service that has been our hallmark since 1869.

Our Showrooms

Over the years, generations of families have become customers of Prestons, and many have gone on to become friends. Today, our teams look forward to welcoming you to our showrooms in Surrey, Cheshire and Leeds.

Prestons Guildford


Our Guildford showroom, which is now located on the opposite side of the high street, is designed to reflect the architectural merit of the Edwardian building it now occupies. The store features newly extended spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases, alongside a comfortable lounge to allow our clients to explore our bridal and fine jewellery collections. Explore This Showroom

Prestons Wilmslow


Located in the heart of Wilmslow, this showroom features a selection of spaces dedicated to the fine watch houses it showcases. Of course, the bridal collections Prestons have always been famous for remain a prominent feature of the store and surround the famous Aquarium Bar which sits at its centre. Explore This Showroom

Rolex by Prestons, Leeds


This showroom, located in Victoria Gate, features extensive Rolex showcases alongside a discrete VIP lounge. Every element of the interior design radiates the values of the Rolex crown: excellence, precision and attention to detail from louvre walls in walnut, to the careful calibration of colours and patterns within the fittings and furnishings. Explore This Showroom
Guildford showroom