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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. Each of showrooms offer a comprehensive selection of engagement rings, hand-chosen for their exceptional diamonds but it is important we find the right diamond you for. 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. Each of our showrooms would be delighted to guide you through the gemstones that are most suitable for use in an engagement ring, ensuring the ring you select is appropriate for everyday wear.

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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.

It is also important to understand that the engagement rings you explore online, or in magazines, may look different in person so we always suggest for you visit one of our showrooms and to be as open minded as possible. 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.

The team at Prestons look forward to celebrating this occasion with you.

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