Choosing a stone
As the saying goes ‘diamonds are forever’. So it should come as no surprise that diamonds are the perennial favourite stone for an engagement ring. Diamonds are a natural substance and no two gems are ever alike. Every diamond is a one-off, just like the one who’ll be wearing it.
If you’re thinking about choosing a diamond engagement ring, there can seem to be a dazzling array of choices, from different diamond cuts and colours to carat weight. As every diamond is completely individual, it’s important to find the right stone for you. That’s where we can help. Ask our team for our Guide to Buying Diamonds, or better still, come and see us for some friendly and helpful advice.
Considering a coloured gemstone? Sapphires are an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings, especially when teamed with the sparkling beauty of diamonds. Not only can blue sapphires offer a range of deeply entrancing colours, but they are also the second strongest gemstone, after diamonds. Rubies are in the same gemstone family as sapphires, and will be equally robust, as well as being found in a range of beautiful bright red colours.
Other gemstones like emerald (green), aquamarine (light blue) and tanzanite (violet blue) can be absolutely stunning when set as an engagement ring, but not as strong as diamonds, sapphires or rubies. Our expert team can help advise you on the perfect engagement ring gemstone to celebrate your unique love story.