It might not be easy trying to decide your engagement ring style. But checking your current jewellery for your preferred metal colour and finding out whether your style is more classic than contemporary is a great way to start.
If you are buying for your partner, it might be worthwhile discreetly searching through their current jewellery. Engagement rings come in a near endless choice of styles and designs, so it's important to find something they'll love.
Make a note of which metals they prefer such as white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Your partner's jewellery collection will hold a lot of secrets that will help you to develop a picture of the perfect ring. Ask yourself whether you think they would prefer an engagement ring that is lavish and contemporary, classic and timeless, vintage inspired or something more unusual and distinctive.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT ENGAGEMENT RING STYLES?
There are several different types of engagement ring, ranging in popularity. Here are the engagement ring stone styles available:
SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The most popular choice, a solitaire engagement ring consists of a slim band with a single centre stone. A diamond solitaire engagement ring is a classic style that never dates.
HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Halo engagement rings feature a centre stone surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, creating an indulgent and contemporary look.
CLUSTER ENGAGEMENT RINGS
A cluster engagement ring features a collection of numerous diamonds which can craft a lavish and striking look.
TRILOGY OR THREE-STONE ENGAGEMENT RING
Engagement rings with three stones, sometimes known as trilogy engagement rings, carry a triple meaning; each stone represents past, present and future.
SIDE STONE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Side stone engagement rings feature a main centre stone, with smaller stones either side, adding extra sparkle to the simple yet elegant solitaire.