The Engagement Ring Guide
Picking an engagement ring is an exciting step of your proposal, yet it's one that many people can find daunting. You want it to signify many things, the symbolic and iconic expression of your love and commitment as well as your personality and style.
So how do you judge a diamonds quality? The basic fundamentals are colour, clarity, cut and carat. Otherwise known as The 4C's. To help you understand this further Kayes offer free diamond consultations. You will be able to learn and see with your own eyes what it is that sets individual diamonds apart and which one is most suitable for your engagement ring.
1. Which Precious Metal?
The style and setting of the ring is just as important as the stone itself. The style of the ring should reflect your personality. Do you prefer a single stone or a multi-stone setting? A single stone setting is known as a solitaire whereas a multi-stone setting can come in a cluster, halo or three stone trilogy style.
3. Diamond Cut
Regardless of colour and clarity, the irresistible fiery brilliance of a diamond is only unlocked by skilled cutting of the diamond rough. Essentially all diamonds used for jewellery come in one of these ten shapes. The diamond cut will effect how the diamonds proportions reflect light.
Other Factors to Consider
The most accurate way to confirm your partners ring size is to have your partner sized by us in store or have them visit a local jeweller. If you are set on a surprise proposal but don't know her ring size Kayes offer a complimentary size alteration on most rings. Ask in store or check online if this service is available with the ring you have selected.
How much do you want to spend?
Congratulations on your engagement – the beginning not the end of your relationship with Kayes.
Bring your ring in for regular free checking and cleaning whenever you are passing, but please let us see your ring at least once a year. We will check over the condition of the diamond and its setting, making sure you leave with your diamond ring looking as new.
Your next purchase may well be a wedding ring. Kayes will make sure that the girls ring sits perfectly with the engagement ring and that the boy is more than happy with his matching band. Engagement clients will receive a generously discounted price for their wedding rings.
Throughout your life Kayes will be here to assist you with this and future purchases. We offer a full range of professional and traditional services that have almost vanished from the high street.