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BUYING GUIDES

HOW TO BUY AN
ENGAGEMENT RING

 
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ENGAGEMENT RING GUIDE

Our goal at Queensmith is to simplify the process of buying the perfect engagement ring. From setting your budget and choosing a diamond, to selecting the right style of ring and finding out her ring size,  this guide will show you how to choose a beautiful, hand-crafted engagement ring that she'll find absolutely stunning. 

 
 

SET A BUDGET

Think carefully about your budget. Knowing your limits and having a rough idea of what you would like to spend will help you whittle down the options and allow you to find a beautiful piece that you know you can afford.

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CHOOSE A DIAMOND

In order to get the perfect diamond, there are several factors to consider. The 4c's are the most common and most well known diamond characteristics that will help you determine the quality of a diamond.

LEARN ABOUT THE 4 CS

In order to get the perfect diamond, there are several factors to consider. The 4c's are the most common and well known diamond characteristics that will help you determine the quality of a diamond and where on the scale you want to be.

SELECT A SHAPE

When selecting a diamond, your first priority is usually to choose a shape. At Queensmith we specialise in the round brilliant cut of diamond as they are cut for optimum fire, life and brilliance. Learn about round brilliant and fancy shaped diamonds such as princess, cushion and pear shapes.

BOOK APPOINTMENT

The best way to choose a diamond engagement ring is by viewing a selection  of diamonds with one of our fully qualified gemologists. Book an appointment at our London showroom and they will be happy to work within your budget to find the perfect piece for you. 

CERTIFICATION

Queensmith Diamonds are independently certified by the GIA. Established in 1931, the GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, coloured stones, and pearls. Each one of our diamonds comes with it's own GIA certificate that certifies the diamond's quality.

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SELECT A RING

With lots of different ring styles to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the right one for your partner. Once you've chosen you're diamond setting style, which precious metal you want and determined her ring size, you'll be a lot closer to choosing the perfect engagement ring.

 
 

CHOOSE A SETTING

With lots of different setting styles to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the right one for you. To help you make the right decision, we have created a quick guide to the different ring styles you can choose from.

METAL OPTIONS

The first thing you will need to think when picking out an engagement ring is your choice of metal – remember, this makes up around 90% of your ring so it's an important decision to make. 

FIND RING SIZE

While it’s easy enough to have a ring adjusted if you don’t get it the right size the first time, it adds a special something if your intended can wear it right after your proposal. Find out how to find her ring size.

HOW TO FIND US

 HATTON GARDEN SHOWROOM

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