Choosing a Engagement or Wedding Ring
Buying a diamond ring is a special experience. Our jewellers can guide you to select the perfect piece for your partner:
- Buying your diamond ring
- A few things to consider
- How much should I spend?
- Choose a ring size & setting
Choosing a diamond ring, whether it’s an engagement ring or as a lovely surprise, if one of the most exciting and significant purchases you’ll make.
If you’re wondering how to choose the perfect diamond ring your special someone will love, take some time to understand what they really want, and what you need to consider as you look at all the possible options.
This is something they’ll wear every day, forever, and every time it catches their eye they’ll be reminded of this magical moment in your life.
Choosing the diamonds
For maximum beauty and brilliance, all the diamonds in a ring (including smaller ones on the side) should match for clarity, colour and cut.
Checking the channels
The way your diamonds are channel set will also show your ring off to its greatest advantage. When diamonds are set unevenly or with gaps, they could fall out or chip each other. The smallest and most precise details in setting can make a big difference.
Take a look at the metal’s polish
Sometimes mass-produced rings have problems with porosity – tiny holes on the metal surface that can get worse over time. This cannot be repaired later, so make sure your ring has a smooth, lustrous, high polished finish.
Make sure it will last a lifetime
Have you ever noticed how very old rings wear thin? Take a look at the thickness of your ring’s shank – if less metal is used to make the ring, it could crack in time and require expensive repair.
The traditional rule of thumb is to put aside three months’ salary – but you need to think about a budget that works for your needs.
Ask us about our financing options, as a straightforward monthly payment may make it easier for you to pop the question sooner.
Need some help? Ask our jewellers to help you choose the perfect diamond.
And don't forget all our diamond rings come with the Hennings Diamond Difference.