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What kind of ring do you propose with?

A common misconception is that wedding and engagement rings are the same, but they are different pieces of jewellery to celebrate different moments in a relationship. We've put together a guide...

A common misconception is that wedding and engagement rings are the same. In actual fact, they are different pieces of jewellery to symbolise different moments in a relationship. Traditionally, an engagement ring is the ring you give when you’re proposing, followed by the exchange of wedding rings during a wedding service. The two rings sit together on the same finger and to ensure they both fit together perfectly, engagement bands are commonly made with raised settings. 

The different types of engagement rings
If you are planning on proposing, then you need to know what style of engagement ring you want to give. There are a variety of different types, our 4 most popular styles include: 

Solitaire engagement ring
This style is regarded to be the original engagement ring and is a classic choice for many. Solitaire refers to a ring that has only one diamond and is a popular style due to its elegance and traditional roots.

Halo engagement ring
The Halo style builds upon the Solitaire and frames the main diamond by surrounding it with smaller, round diamonds. This helps to make the jewel appear larger and is a perfect style for those looking to add some extra sparkle to their diamond engagement ring. 

Shoulder set engagement ring
With diamonds set into the band, the shoulder set style offers a fresh approach to the traditional Solitaire engagement ring. While the extra diamonds around the edge will catch people’s attention, they won’t take the focus away from the centre stone. 

Three-stone engagement ring
This style features a larger central diamond with two smaller stones to the side. The idea behind these rings is that the diamonds represent each part of your relationship: the past, present, and future. 

Do I have to propose with a ring?
Although tradition suggest that you should get down on one knee and place the ring on your fiancée’s finger, many couples do things their own way. There are plenty of factors that would lead to someone proposing without a ring and whether that’s due to financial reasons or they simply want their partner to pick the ring, it’s the commitment that counts. There are plenty of different styles of engagement rings available to you. Whether you want to surprise your partner with a special ring or let them choose their own, a good jeweller can help you find the best engagement ring for your soon-to-be fiancée regardless of your proposal plan.


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