Finding the perfect style

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. 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.

At Ernest Jones we have a vast collection of different engagement rings that vary from refined and classic like a diamond solitaire ring to more lavish and contemporary such as a statement diamond halo cluster ring. With the rising trend of rose gold, perhaps a rose gold diamond engagement ring would make a great choice? Or maybe add dash of colour with one of our coloured diamond engagement rings?

If you want to ensure that two of the most important pieces of jewellery she will ever own, sit perfectly together, then a beautiful bridal set would make a great choice. In recent years bridal sets have been steadily growing in popularity with many brides choosing to have a perfectly matching engagement ring and wedding band. At Ernest Jones, we have an extensive bridal set collection with different styles and diamond cuts which effortlessly complement each other.

You should also consider your loved one's preferred stone style – will their perfect ring have lots of diamonds or would they prefer coloured gemstones? Would they prefer lavish and elaborate style or something small and minimal in design? There are many stone styles for you to choose from at Ernest Jones:

Solitaire
A slim band with a singled centre diamond – this is a classic style that never dates.
Trilogy
Three stones representing your love in past, present and future.
Cluster
A cluster of numerous diamonds which can craft a lavish and striking look.
Halo
A centre stone surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, creating an indulgent and contemporary look.

Side stones– A main centre stone with smaller stones featured either side, adding extra sparkle to the simple yet elegant solitaire.