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Individually handmade, our collections of unusual rings are designed for both everyday wear and special occasions. With a wide selection of rings to choose from, its easy to find the perfect ring to suit your style.

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How to Choose Your Engagement Ring

Are you thinking about proposing? Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be difficult, especially when there are so many options and pressures surrounding the process. So, how do you go about making such an important decision? Here's our guide to help you choose the perfect engagement ring.

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Decide on a budget

Aquamarine engagement ring

Before you start exploring, it's important to know what you can afford. While it's great to have a budget in mind, don't stress too much about hitting the exact number – you'll be surprised by how many diamonds are within your range once you start shopping around.

Opal engagement ring

Research the 4Cs

The 4Cs of diamond engagement rings are cut, colour, clarity and carat. They are all important factors when choosing an engagement ring for your loved one, and will affect the price of the ring differently.

We know how overwhelming it can be to choose the right diamond, especially when there are so many factors to consider, so how about taking a look at our other guide on How to Choose Your Diamonds for more information?

Spiky engagement ring

Find your inspiration

Before you start looking at rings, take a moment to think about the kind of style your partner would like. For example:

Do they prefer big, bold pieces with lots of sparkle? Or do they prefer classic more subtle designs?

Once you’ve figured out what kind of style your partner prefers, it will be much easier to find the right ring. Take a look at their favourite pieces of jewellery and see if there are any elements that you can incorporate into your own design. For example, if they have a favourite bracelet or pair of earrings, think about how they could translate into a ring design.

Peacock engagement ring

Think beyond a round diamond

When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, you don't have to stick with a round diamond. There are many other options available, including:

  • Princess or emerald cut diamonds
  • Marquise and pear-shaped diamonds
  • Rectangle and octagonal shaped diamonds.
  • Heart-shaped diamonds

Other popular choices include coloured gemstones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds. 

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Go bespoke, unique or keep it classic?

Bespoke rings are one of a kind and made especially for you. Our design service enables you to create a unique design, in our signature style – perhaps even redesigning inherited jewellery that holds sentimental meaning. 

Our range of classic designs features unusual engagement rings that offer a contemporary take on the traditional. Alongside our classic engagement rings, we have a selection of unique designs – from our Spiky and Vintage Collections to using alternative precious stones.

Vintage engagement rings next to each other

A bit of research and preparation will help you find the perfect ring for your special day

The last thing you want to do is rush into choosing your ring. If you do, it might not be what you imagined. Do your research and make sure that you know exactly what kind of ring will make your partner feel special.

We hope that this guide has helped, and if you need any help choosing the perfect ring, we're here to help.

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Handmade in Sussex, Since 1988
We design and make handmade jewellery from our Workshop and Gallery in Ditchling, East Sussex (UK). From diamond engagement rings, eternity rings and wedding bands to iconic gemstone necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Our bespoke, unusual jewellery is expertly crafted by our skilled team from ethically sourced materials like recycled platinum and gold.
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