When choosing an engagement ring it can be a little daunting, but the main thing to remember is the main part of the ring is the stone. either if you are going in the traditional way and choosing a diamond or in a more modern way using a coloured stone the main event is the stone.
At B Jewellery we can help you pick the best stone for you. Or if you are unsure of the design of the ring the best way would be to propose with one of B Jewellery's Bespoke "Engagement in a Box" you get to pick the diamond and metal colour and once you have proposed you design the engagement ring together.
Buyers Guide to Diamonds
The 4 C's
Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat are the worldwide characteristics used to classify the rarity, quality and value of diamonds. Diamonds with the highest combination of 4C ratings are the rarest and most valuable.
Carat refers to weight and therefore the size of a diamond. One carat is divided into 100 points. Size is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal size can have very different values, depending on their cut, clarity and colour.
While most diamonds appear white, many of them display hints of colour barely discernible to the naked eye. The closer a diamond approaches colourless, the rarer and more valuable the stone. B Jewellery always uses G-H coloured diamonds.
When a diamond is cut to good proportions, light will reflect from one facet to another and disperse through the top of the stone, resulting in a display of brilliance and fire. Diamonds that are cut too deep or too shallow lose light that spills through the side or bottom. The cut also refers to the shape of the stone you can see below the different names for the shapes
A diamond's clarity is determined by the degree to which it is free from naturally occurring inclusions. Many are invisible to the naked eye. The fewer inclusions, the rarer the stone.
Firstly, you will need to find out your ring size.
To do this we recommend that you visit us to get your excat size in store, but if this is not possible please see our Ring Sizer below
If the ring is meant to be a surprise, here are some ideas: Can you ask her best friend, her mother, her sister or colleague? They might be able to find out, or might already know.
Remember, gold and Platinum rings can easily be sized or adjusted after you purchase if you get the wrong size – just keep us posted and we can make sure you get the perfect fit.