Engagement Ring
Buying Guide

We love being part of all your biggest moments and when it comes to buying an engagement ring it’s all about the little details. By getting these right, we know that you’ll choose the ring they’ll treasure for a lifetime – because if it means the world to you, it does to us too.

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Five tips for buying an engagement ring

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Do your research
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To ensure you find a ring they’ll love, do your research and take note of the type of metal they like. Ask a close friend or family member for advice on which style of ring they’ll like if you’re unsure. Just make sure they can keep a secret!

Engagement Ring Trends

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Learn about the 4 Cs
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For those of you who don’t know your carrot from your carat, we will explain how a diamond’s quality is defined by its combination of the 4 Cs - cut, colour, clarity and carat.

Diamond Buying Guide

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Get the ring size right
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Some of our diamond engagement rings can be resized, but for maximum brownie points, get the size right first time with our helpful online guide.

Ring Size Guide

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Get insurance
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Particularly if you’re one of the 1 in 3 that plan to propose abroad, make sure you get insurance for the ring to ensure its safe on your holiday.

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Find the perfect ring
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With so many styles available, our experts are on hand to help you find 'the one'. Book a personal appointment in-store or chat to one of our friendly experts online.

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Five tips for
buying an engagement ring

  • 1 Do your research

    To ensure you find a ring they’ll love, do your research on the type of metal they like, the shape of diamond and the type of setting. All things you’ve probably never noticed before!

    Engagement Ring Trends
  • 2 Ask about the 4 Cs

    For those of you who don’t know your carrot from your carat, we will explain how a diamond’s quality is defined by its combination of the 4 Cs - cut, colour, clarity and carat.

  • 3 Get the ring size right

    Some of our diamond engagement rings can be resized, but for maximum brownie points, get the size right first time.

    Ring Size Guide
  • 4 Get insurance

    Particularly if you’re one of the 1 in 3 that plan to propose abroad, make sure you get insurance for the ring to ensure its safe on your holiday.

    Find Out More
  • 5 Book an appointment

    With so many styles available, there’s no comparison to booking a personal appointment with our experts and experience the engagement rings for yourself both in-store, and online.

    Book An Appointment

How to choose a diamond
cut & shape

A diamond’s cut determines how it sparkles and shines, whereas its shape refers to how it looks and is set in the band. Choosing the cut and shape of your diamond will create its own individual style and give the engagement ring its true character. You can learn more about diamond cuts and shapes here.

Expert Tip

Think about the diamond shape that your partner would want to wear forever. Would they prefer a round brilliant cut with a dramatic sparkle? An emerald cut for a rectangular, vintage shine? Or an oval shape for a rounded, classic appearance?

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Lorna

“When it comes to choosing the perfect ring, the clues are in what your partner usually wears. Is their jewellery gold or silver tone? Do they like to make a statement, or go for a simplistic look? This will help determine their engagement ring style.”

- Lorna, Head of Diamonds and Jewellery

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Choosing the best metal for
your engagement ring

A diamond’s cut determines how it sparkles and shines, whereas its shape refers to how it looks and is set in the band. Choosing the cut and shape of your diamond will create its own individual style and give the engagement ring its true character. You can learn more about diamond cuts and shapes

Expert Tip

If you’re wondering which ring band to choose, try looking at what colours and materials your partner likes to wear. From platinum to black zirconium, what do they love to accessorise with?

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The 4 Cs:
Cut, Colour, Clarity
& Carat weight

Did you know, it’s the cut, colour, clarity, and carat that help define every diamond’s true quality? All our diamond engagement rings are cut to perfection, to ensure your diamond will be bright, clear, and have a dazzling sparkle whatever carat weight you choose.

Our 5th C: Confidence

5th C: Confidence

We don’t just tick off the 4 Cs, for us it’s about genuine passion and care to make sure your engagement ring sparkles.

Lorna

“Each of our diamonds are carefully selected to be in line with every one of the 4 Cs, but our 5th C of confidence is what sets a Beaverbrooks diamond apart from the rest. Crafted with the care and love that your diamonds deserve, we’re confident you can treasure our diamond rings and jewellery for eternity.”

- Lorna, Head of Diamonds and Jewellery

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How to get the engagement ring
size right

Depending upon the design of the engagement ring, it might not always be possible to have it re-sized. So, if it doesn’t fit, you can return it to us unworn and we’ll be happy to exchange it for their correct size.

If you’re starting the search yourself, or choosing your engagement ring together, you could pop into any of our stores where we will be happy to measure your finger. You can also check out our Ring Size Guide which features a table of ring sizes, a print-out ring size guide and some hints and tips on how to go about finding their ring size in secret.

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LORNA'S TOP TIP: If you’re trying to find the right engagement ring size, make sure you measure your finger when it’s at its largest, usually in a warm environment and in the evening, to avoid buying a ring that will become too tight.

Worried about finding the
right engagement ring?

It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask, so if the prospect of choosing an engagement ring for the love of your life is causing you to lose sleep, proposing with a temporary ring could be the solution.

A beautiful collection of sterling silver cubic zirconia rings and men’s titanium rings, you can pop the question with a Proposal Ring before choosing your engagement ring together. We’ll even deduct the price of your Proposal Ring from your Beaverbrooks Diamond Ring if you visit us within 60 days.

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LORNA'S TOP TIP: Don’t overthink it! An engagement ring is a timeless symbol of love, commitment and dedication. It’s the meaning behind the sparkle that counts, and we’re sure you’ll pick an engagement ring they’ll love no matter what you choose.

Need a little extra help finding the perfect diamond? Discover our Diamond Buying Guide to help you chose the perfect one.

Find your perfect engagement ring
at Beaverbrooks

  • 1. Do your research

    Our helpful buying guides have everything you need to know about diamonds, ring sizes and the most popular engagement ring styles.

  • 2. Write down any questions

    We’re happy to answer them! We may also ask questions too so we can find the most suitable ring for your partner, such as their lifestyle and other jewellery they tend to wear.

  • 3. Find your nearest store

    We have 70 stores nationwide - to find your nearest one, enter a location in our store finder.

  • 4. Book an appointment

    This is a great way of guaranteeing all the engagement ring advice and expert tips you need during the picking process.

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Explore Our Engagement Ring Collections

Beyond Brilliance By Beaverbrooks

The only cut of its kind in the world, our exclusive Beyond Brilliance diamonds create twice the flashes of light than other round brilliant diamonds.

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Starlit

Starlit

Starlit

Crafted in platinum and 18ct white gold, our Starlit by Beaverbrooks diamond collection boasts a constellation of diamonds radiating together.

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Beaverbrooks Entwine

Beaverbrooks Entwine

Beaverbrooks Entwine

Discover breathtaking diamond rings that swirl with elegance and sparkle.

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Once By Beaverbrooks

Once By Beaverbrooks

Once By Beaverbrooks

Our exclusive once by Beaverbrooks collection features unique, one of a kind diamond rings.

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Share your proposal moments with us

We love being a part of all your precious moments! Show us the moment you said “YES” by tagging #ByBeaverbrooks @beaverbrooksthejewellers.