Choosing an engagement ring is all about sparkle, glitz and stunning, glittering gemstones. Something like purchasing a ring from Elegant Gems will provide you with choices of choosing bespoke jewellery and customise it to your liking.
With all the options available, it can be hard to know which is right for you. The most important thing to remember is that one engagement ring style does not fit all; there’s an incredible array of cuts of stone, gemstone settings and metals to look at before making the decision that works for you.

Do you believe less is more or that big is beautiful?

Whether you decide on a quarter, half or whole carat stone depends on your own personal style but also budget and how the ring will fare on a day to day basis. If you’re a keen gardener then a glittering rock of diamond could well be a bit of a hindrance when you’re trying to cut back the roses or pot the lavender.

In the past, the size of the stone was said to represent the amount your fiancé had spent on you or how much he loves you – this is all untrue and it’s about finding a stone that looks amazing on your finger. If you love it, then it’s perfect. If you’d like to look into rings that show your partner how much you love them, these simple yet very stylish promise rings could be what you’re looking for.

Simple and minimalist or dazzlingly ornate

You wander into a fantastic jewelry store such as that owned by specialists at and you’re transfixed by the incredible choices which present themselves to you. At first glance you have no idea which you want to try on first as they all look so gorgeous.

The way to tackle this aspect of finding an engagement ring is to think about your personal style in terms of fashion and clothing. Don’t think about short-lived fashion items, consider the pieces you see as your classics and team your ring to your style this way. Do you wear lots of clean cut capsule pieces or are you a fan of vintage, flowing and very feminine items? At the end of the day you don’t necessarily have to find a ring which matches exactly but it’s a good place to start.

Metal choices

Surprisingly, metal choice can be a difficult decision to come to. You want a ring which will look timeless for the coming decades but that it continues to look great with new, trendy pieces of jewelry which sit alongside it. Gold is currently having a resurgence in popularity so you may want to go down this route – but only if you like gold.

The rules about not mixing metals are now part of jewelry history and as an engagement ring is such a special piece it doesn’t really apply anyway. Choose a metal you like and one that fits your lifestyle. If you work with your hands, talk to the jeweler about the most robust options so you know it will have great durability.

Diamonds; clear or colored

Colored diamonds are now very popular with many celebrities flashing huge yellow, pink and brown stones in their engagement rings. Emeralds and sapphires in vintage designs are being seen more readily at the moment so if this is something you’d like then have a look at the beautiful shades available for either colored diamonds or other precious stones. If however, you want something traditional and classic, opt for a clear diamond; again, it’s completely your choice. There are alternatives to diamonds too if you are in the mood for something a little different. For example, moissanite rings have increased in popularity in recent times. If you love colourful jewelry though – why not find a ring which flashes shades of blue, green or champagne, it’s all about projecting your personality through your engagement ring.