Selecting the best engagement ring is important. It’s not just a piece of jewellery; it’s a reflection of your partner’s style, your shared journey, and the promise of a future together. The right ring encapsulates the magic of the moment when you propose and will be cherished for a lifetime, so it’s something you want to get right.
In this article, we’ll look at different kinds of engagement rings and help you find the best one for your perfect proposal.
The “best” engagement ring is highly subjective, as it ultimately depends on personal preferences, style, and budget. However, we would recommend the following rings:
This timeless domed cluster ring showcases an inner cluster of brilliant white diamonds, elegantly encircled by a halo of exquisite Australian Chocolate Diamonds. The contrasting hues of the white and rich dark diamonds create a striking visual effect, making it a unique and memorable choice for an engagement ring.
Drawing inspiration from antique aesthetics, this ring features an oval diamond at its heart, enveloped by a halo of sparkling diamonds set amidst intricately beaded white gold. The captivating design doesn’t stop there; it extends the dazzle down the ring’s shoulders, ensuring that every angle is a glistening display of vintage-inspired charm and elegance.
Crafted in lustrous 18ct white gold, this engagement ring is an exquisite masterpiece. The centre stone, a round-cut diamond with a weight of 1 carat, gleams with a remarkable F colour and SI2 clarity. It is securely held in a four-claw setting, while a shimmering array of 46 round-cut diamonds, totaling 0.63 carats, graces the band in a micro claw setting.
This vintage-inspired engagement ring showcases an elegant oval diamond at its centre, encircled by a delicate halo of diamonds set in intricately milled white gold. What makes this ring truly exceptional is the additional sparkle that extends down the shoulders, making it a dazzling and timeless choice for a romantic proposal.
Originally designed with an oval sapphire, the Trilogy Cluster Ring takes on new life when adorned with an oval diamond. The result is nothing short of breathtaking, making it a remarkable symbol for love and commitment. This ring offers a modern twist on the classic trilogy design.
The Oval Halo With Shoulder Dias ring captures the allure of a stunning oval brilliant-cut diamond. Encircled by a brilliant halo of diamonds, this design creates the illusion of a much larger 1-carat diamond, all while being budget-friendly. It’s the perfect choice for those seeking elegance and affordability without compromising on sparkle.
Delight in the elegance of this dainty and delicate beauty. The simplicity of the solitaire ball-style ring showcases a captivating chocolate diamond that exudes charm and sophistication.
The timeless beauty of a 1.50ct bright white diamond takes centre stage in this classic solitaire ring. With added diamonds adorning the shoulders and a combination of white and yellow gold, it’s a captivating fusion of tradition and modernity.
This mesmerising filigree scroll ring is a true work of art. Adorned with Australian Chocolate Diamonds and white diamonds, it shimmers with contrasting white and yellow gold. This is a statement piece that effortlessly combines elegance and opulence.
This exquisite engagement ring centres around a captivating tear-drop pear-shaped diamond that steals the spotlight. To enhance its presence, we’ve encircled it with a dazzling halo of round brilliant-cut diamonds. The result is a ring that not only maximises the apparent size of the centre stone but also exudes timeless elegance and sparkle.
A remarkable 1.70ct pear-shaped diamond takes centre stage in this solitaire design, exuding sophistication and grace. The band of this ring is adorned with a delicate twist of round diamonds, adding a unique touch to the classic solitaire style. With its harmonious blend of simplicity and detail, this ring is a true symbol of your unique love story.
Prepare to capture her heart with this magnificent pear-shaped diamond engagement ring. The impeccably cut pear diamond stands as the crown jewel, enveloped by a halo of dazzling round diamonds that amplify its brilliance. As if that weren’t enough, even more diamonds grace the band, ensuring that every glance at her finger will be a reminder of your boundless love and devotion.
This engagement ring exudes modern elegance with its precise edges and timeless design. Crafted from 18k white gold, the diamond-infused band tapers gracefully, creating an exquisite framework for the stunning princess cut centre diamond. The cluster of diamonds adds a touch of luxury and radiance to this ring, making it a fashionable choice that will never go out of style.
Classic and timeless, the Princess Cut Solitaire engagement ring is a masterpiece of simplicity. The perfectly proportioned white princess cut diamond takes centre stage, elegantly held by four claws. This traditional design allows the diamond’s beauty and brilliance to shine.
For those seeking a twist on the classic princess cut trilogy, this ring offers a delightful innovation. Alongside the exquisite princess cut centre diamond, the addition of shoulder diamonds and an intricate underbezel adds depth and sophistication. The trilogy design symbolises the past, present, and future of your relationship, making it a meaningful and stunning choice for your engagement.
This exquisite engagement ring boasts a brilliant 0.30ct emerald cut as its captivating centrepiece, encircled by an intricate halo. The halo is a stunning fusion of baguette cut diamonds and round diamonds, all set in a glistening white gold band. It’s a design that radiates modern charm.
For those who appreciate the grandeur of a substantial gem, this ring features a massive 2.50ct emerald cut diamond that takes centre stage. What’s more, it’s GIA certified, complete with a certificate number, making it a truly special and valuable choice. If you’re into lucky numbers, this might be the perfect engagement ring for you.
This captivating design is all about mixing and matching diamond cuts to create a fresh and unique look. At the heart of the ring, an emerald cut diamond stands tall, surrounded by an alternating pattern of baguette cut and round diamonds in the halo. The result is a distinctive engagement ring that’s sure to turn heads.
In the end, the “best” engagement ring is the one that captures your partner’s heart and resonates with your love story. It’s a deeply personal choice that should reflect your unique bond and shared journey.
What are the basic elements of an engagement ring?
- Center Stone: You can choose the type of gemstone, such as a diamond, sapphire, emerald, or other coloured gemstones, each with its unique meaning and beauty.
- Gemstone Shapes: Customise the shape of the centre stone, whether it’s a classic round brilliant, a romantic heart, a unique pear shape, or other fancy cuts.
- Gemstone Quality: Select the specific quality parameters for diamonds, like the 4 C’s (carat, cut, colour, and clarity), to fit your budget and preference.
- Setting Style: Select from a variety of settings like prong, bezel, pave, halo, or even a vintage-inspired setting to enhance the appearance of the centre stone.
- Metal Type: Customise the band material with options like white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, or alternative metals to match your partner’s style and skin tone.
- Ring Design: Engrave a personal message, initials, or a significant date inside the band, adding a sentimental touch to the ring.
- Band Width: Opt for a thinner or wider band to suit your partner’s style and comfort preferences.
- Side Stones: Enhance the overall design by adding smaller accent stones, such as diamonds or coloured gemstones, to the band.
- Finish: Choose a specific finish, such as matte, polished, or brushed, to give the ring a distinct texture.
How can Holdsworth Jewellers help you find the best engagement rings?
At Holdsworth Jewellers, we can help you find the best engagement rings in a variety of ways:
Our staff have in-depth knowledge of diamonds, gemstones, and fine jewellery. We can provide expert guidance on selecting the ideal ring that suits your partner’s style and preferences. Consult us for expert consultation on engagement rings.
We offer a diverse range of engagement rings, featuring various styles, designs, and precious metals. You can explore an array of options to find a ring that resonates with your partner.
We offer customisation services, allowing you to personalise your ring, from choosing the perfect diamond or gemstone to selecting the metal and design elements. This ensures that the ring is unique and tailored to your partner’s taste.
Quality and Certification
We provide high-quality, certified diamonds and gemstones. You can trust that our gemstones meet rigorous standards for cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. Our skilled jewellers stock exquisite rings with attention to detail, ensuring that your chosen design is crafted to perfection.
Ring Sizing and Fitting
At Holdsworth Jewellers, we can assist you in accurately determining the ring size, ensuring a comfortable fit for your partner. We offer professional ring sizing and fittings to ensure that the engagement ring fits perfectly. Our team will help you find the ideal size, and if any adjustments are needed, we can handle them in-house to guarantee the utmost comfort.
We take pride in offering a diverse and carefully curated collection of engagement rings. Our selection includes a wide range of styles, settings, and gemstone choices, ensuring that you’ll find the ring that suits your partner’s taste and your budget.
After your purchase, we offer maintenance services, such as cleaning, resizing, and repairs, to ensure your ring remains in perfect condition.
Our commitment to excellent customer service means that you can ask questions, seek advice, and receive assistance at every step of the process. You can find all kinds of reviews and testimonials from satisfied customers who have found their perfect engagement rings at Holdsworth Jewellers.
How can I get in contact with you?
You can get in contact with us through various methods:
- You can message us from our website
- You can contact one of our three branches directly:
- The Glen
Tips for selecting the perfect engagement ring
By keeping the following tips in mind, you can confidently choose the perfect engagement ring that will symbolise your love and commitment:
Understand Your Partner’s Style
Pay attention to your partner’s jewellery preferences and style. Do they prefer classic, vintage, modern, or unique designs? This will help you choose a ring that suits their taste. It’s important to consider your partner’s personal style when choosing an engagement ring. Pay attention to their preferences for metal colour (white gold vs yellow gold) and overall design aesthetic.
Set a Budget
Determine your budget for the ring early on. It’s essential to have a clear financial plan in mind to ensure you find a beautiful ring without overspending. Setting a budget before shopping for an engagement ring can help narrow down options and prevent overspending.
Learn About the Four C’s
If you’re choosing a diamond, familiarise yourself with the Four C’s – carat, cut, colour, and clarity. These factors significantly impact the diamond’s quality and price.
Consider Alternative Gemstones
Don’t limit yourself to diamonds. Coloured gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds, or rubies, can be equally stunning and offer a unique touch.
Choose a Reputable Jeweller
Buying from reputable jewellers or online retailers with good customer reviews ensures that you’re getting a genuine product with proper certifications like GIA or AGS grading reports for diamonds.
Think About the Setting
Choose a setting that complements the centre stone and your partner’s style. Popular top-rated engagement ring options include solitaire, halo, and vintage-inspired settings.
Metal Choice Matters
The metal of the ring band is essential. Consider factors like durability, colour (white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum), and how well it matches your partner’s skin tone.
Ensure you have the correct ring size. You can either secretly borrow a ring they wear on the same finger or ask friends or family for help.
Customise for Personalisation
Consider personalising the ring with engraving, unique design elements, or specific gemstone choices to make it more special and meaningful.
Consider Lifestyle and Comfort
Think about your partner’s daily activities. If they lead an active lifestyle, a lower-profile setting might be a better choice to prevent damage and snagging.
Plan for Future Maintenance
Understand how to care for the ring, and consider a warranty or insurance plan for repairs and loss.
Best Engagement Rings FAQs
How much should I spend on an engagement ring?
Remember that the true value of the engagement ring lies in the love and commitment it represents, not its monetary worth. The old adage suggesting that you should spend two to three months’ salary is merely a guideline, not a rule. It’s crucial to establish a budget that aligns with your comfort and financial goals, rather than succumbing to societal pressures or arbitrary figures.
How can I determine my partner’s ring size without them knowing?
You can borrow a ring they wear on the same finger, ask their friends or family for assistance, or use a ring sizing chart as a starting point. It’s always better to slightly overestimate the size since it’s easier to resize a ring to be smaller.
Should I choose a diamond or a coloured gemstone for the centre stone?
The choice between a diamond and a coloured gemstone depends on your partner’s preferences. Diamonds are classic and symbolise durability, while coloured gemstones can add a unique and personal touch to the ring.
Do engagement rings come with warranties or insurance?
We offer warranties for manufacturing defects as well as insurance options to protect against damage, loss, or theft. Feel free to enquire about these options when making your purchase.
What’s the best way to clean and maintain an engagement ring?
Regularly clean the ring with mild soapy water and a soft brush. Have it professionally cleaned and inspected by a jeweller at least once a year to ensure it remains in optimal condition.