Things To Consider When Choosing An Engagement Ring

An engagement ring will be one of the most important purchases you make in your life, so spending some time to get your decision right is important. It can be overwhelming to know where to start, so we are here to simplify the process for you to make it less stressful and more enjoyable! Whether you want a modern or vintage engagement ring, we’ve got you covered.

Decide On The Era

The best place to start when choosing an engagement ring is deciding whether you want a modern engagement ring or a vintage one. Modern rings are likely to be brand new and you could have the option to design the ring yourself with the help of a jeweller, so it is highly personalised to your partner.

Your other option is to choose a vintage engagement ring, which will have a depth of history behind it, they are 20% cheaper for the same quality gemstones and metals because they are VAT exempt and they are a far more eco-friendly option. There are so many fantastic eras to choose from, so you could pick a stunning Edwardian ring that is more simple of a bold and beautiful Art Deco engagement ring for something breathtaking.

Have a look at both modern and vintage engagement ring shops and you should be able to decide which direction you want to go in!

Type of Metal

Now that you know the main category of either modern or vintage, you should decide on the type of metal the ring will feature. Your main options are platinum or gold, and the best way to decide what to choose if your partner hasn’t dropped any hints is to look at their current jewellery collection. If they mainly wear silver/platinum then that would be the obvious choice to make sure that the ring matches what they usually wear. Then, the same goes with gold. Again, you are likely to get a gut feeling when you see both gold and platinum options, then you will have narrowed down your options even further.


The next stage is to choose the type of gemstone you want! The size and quality of the gemstone will largely depend on your budget, but something that you have control over is the type of gemstone you choose. The main four precious gemstones are diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, all of which come in a variety of shades. Rather than just having one gemstone, you might choose a cluster design that consists of one main stone that is surrounded by smaller stones.

Speak To A Jeweller

If you feel like you need some guidance on choosing the right ring, you shouldn’t be afraid to speak to a jeweller and ask them for advice! If you talk to them a bit about your partner, their current jewellery collection and any pieces that you’ve seen and quite liked, they will be able to find you the right choice for your partner within your budget. This is especially important if you decide on a vintage engagement ring, as you want to make sure that the piece you are choosing is authentic!