To choose the right diamond engagement ring, it’s helpful to understand the different designs and settings available, such as classic styles like solitaire, trilogy, halo, and cluster. Also consider the shape of the diamond: do you prefer a round cut, or oval, pear, or even marquise? There are many styles and shapes to suit every taste, so take your time looking at inspiration.
Aside from the style of the ring, it’s important to research the role of the 4 C’s (colour, cut, clarity, and carat) in the value and appearance of the diamond. Understanding what makes each diamond unique and what your budget will afford you will help you narrow down and make the right decision. The choice of metal will also have an impact on the way the ring looks and its price, so take a look at our metal guide to help you on your search!