Diamond Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings

Queensmith specialises in handcrafted engagement rings, made to order in our Hatton Garden, London showroom. Select one of our classic designs or create a unique idea of your own - our diamond engagement ring experts are on hand to help you create your ring, your way.

We’re here to help

We get it, you’ve never done this before.

That’s why we have diamond and design experts on hand, who are here to guide you through every step - from understanding what carat, color, cut and clarity mean, to designing the perfect ring.

Customisable Rings

About our engagement ring collection

We've created a collection of fully customisable engagement rings for you to add your personal touch to. There's a lot to think about, but if you break it down into a few key decisions then it will help you find what you're looking for.

Choose your metal type, ring style, diamond shape and then focus on your preferred diamond size and quality within our online diamond search.

Once you've found the one, make sure to add your ring size and then our master goldsmiths and diamond setters will craft your unique ring for you in 4 weeks.

You can order online or meet with your personal design consultant in-store at our Hatton Garden Jewellers showroom.

Ring Styles

Modern classics

You want your ring design to be timeless, and we get that. Our collection features rings that transcend trends, look great from every angle and are made to last a lifetime.

Try filtering your search by our core engagement ring styles:

Solitaire engagement rings
Diamond band engagement rings
Halo engagement ring
Trilogy engagement rings

Our Diamonds

Ethically sourced & certified

The modern way to buy loose diamonds for your engagement ring, with real 360 videos and advanced filtering. Whether you're looking for a lab-created or natural centre stone, find the perfect loose diamond from our responsibly sourced collection of certified diamonds.

Exquisite Craftsmanship

Made for you

Each Queensmith engagement ring is crafted to order, made just for you and your partner. We have an in-house workshop and production team that meticulously crafts your ring and finesses every detail until it passes our final quality control check. Our quality and finish is a cut above the rest.

As part of our commitment to you, we offer a Lifetime Care Package including manufacturer's warranty, free servicing, free resizing and free cleaning, fully inclusive with every ring made by us.

We've Got You Covered

In London
Certified Diamonds
Free UK
Free Resizing
40 Days

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn About Engagement Rings

Engagement Rings Cost

How much should you spend on an engagement ring in the UK?

The average amount paid for an engagement ring in the UK is around £2,000 - but this varies hugely with geographical location, with people in the South of England and London typically spending between £3,500 and £6,500. Some people choose to follow rules, such as spending one or two months’ salary on an engagement ring (which, based on the national average salary would mean upward of £6,500) - but this is largely seen as an outdated rule. Instead, you should spend however much you feel comfortable, bearing in mind a minimum cost of around £1,300 for a quality ring.

The cost of engagement rings starts from around £1,300 for a quality crafted piece with a 0.30ct diamond, but the price you budget for a ring largely depends on how much you’re willing to spend. Choosing how much to spend on an engagement ring is a very personal decision, and most budgets can be catered to.

What is the average cost of an engagement ring?

Engagement rings start from around £1,400 for a quality-made ring with a natural 0.30ct diamond, or a little lower for a lab diamond ring. There’s no real limit to how much an engagement ring could cost because the prices of diamonds increase exponentially with size and quality. At Queensmith, our clients typically spend between £1,400 and £8,000.

Who pays for the engagement ring?

Typically, the person proposing will pay for the engagement ring. Most proposals are a surprise, meaning those who are proposed-to never find out the cost of their ring, nor contribute to the cost, but couples do often split the bill when it comes to their wedding rings. For couples that reach a mutual decision to get married without a typical proposal or when there are two rings involved, some couples will split the cost.

How much does a 1ct diamond ring cost?

1 ct engagement rings start at around £2,300 - but the price varies hugely depending on whether you choose a lab diamond or natural diamond.

A good quality 1 carat diamond typically costs £1,450 if it’s a loose lab grown diamond, or £6,000 if it's a loose natural diamond. The total price of a 1 carat diamond ring will have the additional cost of the ring setting itself, starting at £850.

You should be aware that diamond prices fluctuate, and this should be used as a guide price accurate at the time of writing.

Engagement Rings & Tradition

What is the purpose of engagement rings?

Engagement rings are a token of commitment, gifted from one partner to another during or after their marriage proposal. As a durable, rare and extremely beautiful stone, diamonds are typically chosen for engagement rings, and are a good reflection of long lasting, unique love. Couples that choose not to marry still often choose to create a meaningful promise ring, similar in style to an engagement ring.

Which finger do you wear your engagement ring on?

Most people wear their engagement rings on their ‘ring finger’, the finger next to your pinky on your left hand. Some people move their engagement ring over to their right hand ring finger once they are married, wearing only their wedding ring on their left hand, but this is quite uncommon.

Learn more about how to wear your engagement ring.

Should you ever take your engagement ring off?

You can wear your engagement ring most of the time, including when bathing or sleeping - but there are some activities you should remove your ring for. If you’re in a situation where you think your ring could fall off, you may prefer to keep it in a safe place. Take your ring off when heavy lifting, at the gym or using abrasive cleaners, as these can knock, misshapen or damage your ring.

Can I propose without an engagement ring?

Absolutely - you can propose with anything that feels right or sentimental to you, but most people choose to propose with engagement rings. You can propose with a loose diamond then design the ring together, or you could propose without a ring then choose the diamond and design together - this is something a lot of couples choose to do, although the majority of proposals still include an engagement ring, whether it’s a surprise or not!

Buying An Engagement Ring

Can I return an engagement ring if my partner doesn’t like it?

Yes, at Queensmith, we have a 40 days returns period, and can offer a full refund or remake the piece as you or your partner wish. Read our returns policy here.

Should my engagement ring be a surprise?

The majority of people planning to propose choose to keep the engagement ring a surprise - but it is totally up to you! More and more couples are coming to the mutual agreement to get married together, opting to then design their ring together. If you’d like to propose as a surprise but are nervous about choosing a ring on your own, consider proposing with a loose diamond then designing the ring together. That way, you’ll have put a great deal of thought into choosing the diamond but don’t have the pressure of choosing the ring.

Should I pick out my own engagement ring?

It is totally up to you whether you pick your own engagement ring, brief your partner or leave the decision totally to them. While most engagements are still a surprise, a recent survey by Queensmith found that 46% of UK women chose their engagement ring themselves or with their partner. We’ve seen female buying power soar, with more women involved in the design process than ever. When it comes to same sex and non-binary couples, there is a an even split between those that choose their rings together and surprise proposals.

Does an engagement ring come with a box?

Yes, like most jewellers, Queensmith offers a free ring box when you buy an engagement ring.

The ring box itself is small enough to secretly fit into your pocket on the day of the proposal.

Your ring will also come with a larger 'keepsake' box, which contains the ring box, the diamond certificate and a free polishing box. Learn more about our packaging here.

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