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How To Choose An Engagement Ring

A pink gemstone engagement ring with a vintage design.

Choosing the perfect engagement ring for your partner can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Read on for our tips on picking a ring they will love.

An engagement ring is a time honoured tradition that symbolizes your commitment and love for one another. Picking a ring they will love and cherish for the rest of their lives is an exciting but scary task. There are so many options from traditional to eclectic that it can often feel a bit overwhelming, but fear not! With a little thought and planning you can be confident you’re picking something they will love. So read on for our tips on how to pick an engagement ring.

What is their style?

Start by taking a look at what type of jewellery they currently wear. Do they prefer simple, classic designs or do they opt for something more extravagant? Using their current favourites as a guide is a great way to ensure they will love the ring that you choose. If they don’t often wear jewellery then you can use their fashion or décor style as a guide. If they like vintage fashion or op shopping then its safe to say they would love an engagement ring with a vintage or antique design. If they love bright colours then a colourful gemstone can be a great way to represent their personality. Taking their personal style into account will help you choose a ring that they will love and feel comfortable wearing every day.

Next up, Choosing a metal

Now that you have given some thought to their general vibe, you can narrow things down by picking a metal. Yellow Gold is the classic choice for an engagement ring and the most common, but you also have some other choices. Rose and Pink Gold has a slightly higher copper content which gives it that rosy hue. It can add a little touch of something different. If they usually wear silver jewellery then you could opt for white gold which has a similar look and feel, while being a bit more luxurious. If you want to go all out then you can go for Platinum, which is even more durable then gold.

Picking a stone

Now for the focal point. The stone is the most important choice when picking an engagement ring. Diamonds are forever, and the obvious choice when purchasing a ring. Diamonds come in a vast array of different sizes, clarities, and shapes. These are referred to as the “4 C’s” which represent cut, clarity, carat and colour. You can read more about the 4 C’s in our dedicated blog post.

But you aren’t limited to just diamonds. If they like colour then you could choose a red ruby, blue sapphire, green emerald, purple amethyst or even multi-coloured opal. You can pick a design with a single stone, or choose something with a combination of a colourful gemstone and diamonds.

Another important factor to consider is the setting of the ring. There are many different setting styles to choose from, such as a simple single stone referred to as a solitaire, or go for a halo which is a main stone surrounded by a ring of smaller stones. Another popular choice is the trilogy, which can be three of the same stones or mix and match. It’s important to choose a setting that will showcase the gemstone or diamond in the best way possible.

A white gold trilogy diamond engagement ring.

Pre-loved Vs New Engagement Rings

Shopping pre-loved is a great way to find something different, and make your budget stretch further. Pre-loved rings are the most sustainable option as they don’t need to be mined and created. If they love all things vintage then it will be an added extra special touch that shows how well you know them.

If you can’t find the perfect ring then opt for something new. Here at Monty’s we can help you design and create a unique ring just for you. We can supply everything or use stones and gold from your existing jewellery and repurpose it into something new. We are experienced in custom design and can help you create the perfect ring for your partner.

Break it down Into 4 simple steps

  • Choose a theme, vintage or modern.
  • Pick from yellow, rose or white gold.
  • Decide on a stone; diamond or colourful gemstone
  • Pick from pre-loved or create something new

In conclusion, choosing the an engagement ring for your partner requires some research and consideration. If you are really stuck, you can always just ask! They will be happy to guide you and offer some hints as to what they like. You can even make a fun day of it and visit some jewellers or browse online together. If you’re in the Brisbane area, we’d love to see you at Monty’s and show you some of the vast array of different options we have available or browse our online catalogue and have a ring delivered straight to your door.