If your partner's jewellery collection consists of mostly yellow metals it may be wise to choose a traditional yellow gold engagement ring as it will be a ring that they will treasure and wear all the time. If your partner's collection consists of white metals you may want to choose an engagement ring in a precious metal such as white gold, platinum or palladium. A rose gold engagement ring offers a chic and contemporary look.
Remember that your wedding band should be the same metal as your engagement ring to avoid the metal wearing or scratching.
Read our precious metals buyer's guide to find out more about choosing the right metal for you.