Let’s be honest: getting engaged is one of the biggest and scariest steps in life. The first thing NOT to do is rush! Take time to prepare, save up and ensure you get the best value for money when investing in diamond jewellery.
It’s easy to be swayed by pushy sales-people and low-lighting says Katie from Orla James. Be aware, as when you buy anything, that luxurious surroundings cost a lot of money for the shop to run. Try to think outside of the box and look at the facts behind the value of diamond jewellery. For instance if you buy a stone that’s slightly under-size to the nearest round carat weighting e.g. 0.9 of a carat, you’ll save up to 30%.
Also don’t underestimate the value of after-care services, Diamond Manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty as standard, which covers free cleaning, ring re-sizing, adjusting, prong tightening and rhodium plating at any time, completely free of charge.
Here’s our guide to the top ten diamond engagement rings to suit every budget – from £599 to a cool £1 million pounds.
Under £600 – Round Cut 0.25 Carat D/VS1 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Rings £599
Under £800 – Princess Cut 0.33 Carat D/VS1 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring £799
Under £1000 – Round Cut 0.25 Carat D/VS1 Platinum Diamond Engagement Rings £999
Under £1500 – Round Cut 0.59 Carat Side Stones Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold £1,499
Under £1900 – Round Cut 0.75 Carat Halo Engagement Ring with Side Stones in 18k White Gold £1,900
Under £2000 – Round Cut 0.65 Carat Side Stones Engagement Ring in Platinum £1,899
Under £2,200 – Round Cut 0.73 Carat Three Stone Engagement Ring in Platinum £2,199
Under £3000 – Round Cut 0.61 Carat Halo Engagement Ring with Side Stones in Platinum £2399
Under £10,000 – Marquise Cut 1 Carat F/IF 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring £8,100
Under £1 million – A bespoke Round Cut Loose 8.74 Carat Diamond D/VS2, set in a Constellation Platinum Setting £922,320.00