Buying an engagement ring is all about the little details and by getting these right, we know that you’ll choose the ring they’ll treasure for a lifetime, with expert advice from our complete how-to-buy guide.Shop all Engagement Rings
The 4 Cs
The 4 Cs: Cut, Colour, Clarity, Carat
Weight and Confidence
The 4 Cs At A Glance
Every diamond is as unique as a snowflake and it’s the cut, colour, clarity and carat that helps define every stone’s true quality. We believe that you can either choose a diamond or you can fall in love with it, and that’s exactly how we select the diamonds that become part of our engagement ring collections.
To release its inner beauty, a diamond must be cut in perfect proportions. A beautifully cut diamond will have lots of sparkle.
A diamond’s rarity and purity is measured by its lack of colour. A pure stone will have a bright, white appearance.
Most diamonds have inclusions. We select the best to ensure these unique markings will not be visible to the naked eye
Often confused as the size of a diamond, the carat is actually the measure of a diamond’s weight.
Our 5th C: Confidence
We don’t just tick off the 4 Cs or adhere to a technical checklist. For us it’s about genuine passion and care and about making sure your engagement ring sparkles.
The Perfect Setting
The Different Types of
The type of ring setting will probably have the biggest influence on its overall look, whether you’re looking for glamour, timelessness or sophistication.
How To Choose a Diamond Shape
Creating their own individual style, the shape of the diamond will give your engagement ring its unique character.
1. Round Brilliant
A timeless style, the round brilliant diamond is the best diamond shape for sparkle.Shop Round Brilliant
2. Princess Diamonds
Glamorous and elegant, the princess cut works well for high carat diamonds and has a modern, square shape.Shop Princess Diamonds
3. Oval Diamonds
A stunning twist on the round brilliant cut, the vintage style of the oval cut lends itself perfectly to halo style engagement rings.Shop Oval Diamonds
4. Marquise Diamonds
Often described as ‘boat’-shaped, this elegant cut can help fingers look long and slender.Shop Marquise Diamonds
5. Pear Diamonds
Also known as teardrop diamonds due to their shape, pear shaped diamonds have a unique style.Shop Pear Diamonds
6. Emerald Cut Diamonds
Perfect for vintage-inspired engagement rings, the long, rectangular facets of the emerald cut will highlight the clarity of your diamond.Shop Emerald Cut
7. Cushion Diamonds
Cut with large facets which highlight the diamond’s clarity and increase its brilliance, cushion cut diamonds are another great choice for vintage-inspired engagement rings.Shop Cushion Diamonds
8. Baguette Diamonds
Perfect for evoking an Art Deco style, baguette diamonds look particularly striking when used in a cluster.Shop Baguette Diamonds
How To Get The Engagement Ring Size Right
Getting the size of your engagement ring right is one of the factors that can cause the most stress, particularly if you’re planning a surprise engagement. However, we’d encourage you not to get too worried about this detail. Depending upon the design of your engagement ring it might not always be possible to have it re-sized but, if it doesn’t fit, you can return it to us unworn and we’ll be happy to exchange it for her correct size.
Our top 3 tips for finding your ring size are:
Worried About Finding The Right
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, you can pop the question with a Proposal Ring before choosing your diamond 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.
Buying In Store
How To Buy An Engagement Ring In-Store
Booking an appointment is a great way to get all the engagement rings advice and expert tips you need during the picking process. You can book an appointment at a time that will suit you so we can help make choosing the perfect engagement ring as stress-free as possible.
In addition to wanting to find out about your other half, questions we might ask you are:
- - What do you already know about diamonds?
- - What have you seen during your research?
- - What precious metals are you considering?
- - What jewellery does your partner tend to wear?
- - What style do you prefer?
Book An Appointment
Booking an appointment in store is a great way to make choosing the perfect engagement ring as stress-free as possible. You can book an appointment at a time that will suit you and you can really take your time to find exactly what you want.Book An Appointment