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Guide to Buying Engagement Rings

For most, buying their Engagement Ring is going to be one of the most important purchases ever made. It’s an investment you ideally only want to make once, therefore it's essential that some effort is exerted in getting it right.

At RPS Jewellers, we understand and are committed to ensuring you purchase the right engagement ring from the start, after all its not one of those items where you have a second chance.

When buying an engagement ring whether it is a diamond engagement ring or a coloured stone engagement ring for the person you love, be sure to have set a budget in advance. There is no right or wrong in what you should spend on an engagement ring, and rest assured, an engagement ring with the largest highest quality diamond does not measure how much you love a person.

Once you have set a budget try to stick to it as it will greatly assist you in finding your loved one the perfect engagement ring.

When purchasing an engagement ring you have a quite a few choices. You will need to think about the metal, platinum or gold? Type of stone, diamond or coloured (for example, ruby, sapphire, emerald etc?). The cut of the diamond (if it's a diamond engagement ring you are after). Colour of the diamond and let's not forget the clarity. To learn more about choosing the right diamond please visit the section 'guide to buying diamonds'. It is also important to think about your loved one's style, taste and also the type of jewellery she likes to wear. You do not want buy an engagement ring which will not suit her wardrobe for instance so give it some thought and don’t be afraid to consult.

Many want to surprise their loved one and therefore make an impulse purchase. There isn't anything wrong with impulse buying but remember, this is long term, your future wife is going to be wearing the engagement ring everyday so it's probably going to be one of the most emotional purchases you will make. With this in mind consider being accompanied by your fiancée’s best friend, mum, sister or someone that will be able to provide valuable input and help you in making the right choice.

Something else you will also need to think about is the setting of your engagement ring. The most popular choice today is a round diamond solitaire engagement ring. Please use our website to browse the different options available to help you make an informed decision. Remember, we are not only an online jeweller. Our website is a simple extension of our bricks and mortar business established now for over 30 years.Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any assistance or guidance.

Maximising your budget

Here are a few tips to maximise your budget. If your fiancée has always admired huge diamond rings then consider a stone with a greater surface area.

You could also consider alternatives to diamonds in your engagement ring such as sapphire or topaz with maybe some small diamonds for extra sparkle. This will not only maximise your budget, but still ensure the ring on your loved one's finger stands out.

Another option that many have never considered is considering an antique engagement ring. This can prove to be an extremely cost effective option. Remember, diamond engagement rings do not age.

Finally choose your jewellery with the utmost care and precision. RPS Jewellers has been established for over 30 years and is one of the most recognised brands within the industry. We have a reputation of knowledge, choice, quality and competitive pricing. After all, there is no point being the best but unaffordable.