Engagement Rings FAQs
Engagement ring shopping can be a lengthy process, so it’s important to understand each individual step. First, set a budget based on what you can afford. Then, pick the setting style (e.g. solitaire or trilogy), and choose the metal and type of diamond you would like, considering cut, clarity, carat, and colour.
Make sure to get an accurate measurement of the wearer's ring size to avoid the hassle of resizing down the line, and look into obtaining ring insurance. If you would like a bespoke ring, book a consultation with a jeweller to discuss design ideas and receive a quote.
Remember that getting your ring can take four to six weeks, so give yourself plenty of time when ordering! If you’re unsure where to start with choosing an engagement ring, check out our engagement ring guide or get in touch with us.
Traditionally, it is thought that you should spend up to three months’ salary on an engagement ring for your partner. However, this may be quite a large sum of money so you may prefer to spend a lot less. Essentially, the amount you spend on an engagement ring should be down to you and how much you feel comfortable with spending.
An engagement ring goes on the fourth finger (the ring finger) of the left hand, which is traditional for most Western countries, including the UK. This tradition traces back to the Ancient Romans, where they believed the finger had a direct vein to the heart.
There are many reasons to buy an engagement ring online with us at Diamonds Factory. We create beautiful handcrafted jewellery for a fraction of the price found on the high street. Our jewellery is affordable, high quality and can be customised to meet your taste and preferences. We can also create almost any jewellery piece you can think of with our bespoke jewellery service. Our jewellery experts are always available to provide you with the best possible service and expert advice - meaning you are in good hands!
The cost of engagement ring insurance can be as little as around £50 for a £3,000 - £4,000 ring. The cost mostly depends on how much the item is worth. If you’d like a free quote on engagement ring insurance, head to our insurance page.
To choose an engagement ring for your partner, you first need to understand what style they like. If you already have an idea, that is perfect! However, if you are unsure, try asking their friends and family for some tips. Once you know what engagement ring style you are looking for, you will need to set a budget, learn about the 4 C’s of diamonds, and find their ring size. Don’t worry though - our jewellery experts are always available to offer you expert advice either in-store or online. Remember to give yourself enough time to search for the perfect ring as you will need to be prepared to order in advance.