Guide to Buying: Engagement Rings

Engagement Ring Buying Guide

What should you know before you go Engagement Ring shopping?

Don’t stress! Our experienced and knowledgeable Diamond Specialists will be on hand to guide and advise you throughout your appointment in one of our luxurious Private Selection Rooms. They will answer your questions on the 'Four C’s' (i.e. Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight) and educate you on the pros and cons of the different metal choices for your preferred ring setting. Our specialist team are here to give you peace of mind and the service you deserve.

Should you set a budget and expectations in advance of going Engagement Ring shopping?

Always choose a budget that you’re comfortable with, and certain expectations you would like to achieve with regards to carat weight, stone colour, stone cut, and its clarity.

Our Diamond Specialists will work with you, and within your chosen budget, to help you find exactly what you've been searching for. If you fall head over heels in love with a particular ring and it’s a little over the agreed budget – we can help with that too! We offer Interest Free Credit so that you can spread the cost of your dazzling diamond, taking it home on the same day.

What are the benefits of going Engagement Ring shopping together? 

The most obvious benefit is that the person in question becomes part of the process from the beginning. Shopping together is an emotional investment, and adds to the entire experience of your engagement. It is a memory that you both will never forget and is the first of the many big decisions you’ll make together!

Having said that, we do get a lot of partners visiting by themselves to purchase a surprise Engagement Ring and this is equally romantic. Our Diamond Specialists love working with you to find the perfect ring for your other half. Our team are here to make the decision-making process as easy as possible for you, whilst ensuring you've found 'the one'. We are also happy to exchange or resize the ring if it is not quite right, in which case you can return to our showroom together.

When shopping together, how can you be smart about picking an Engagement Ring that will work with your Wedding Band?

This would be dependent on the person’s preference in style and taste. We would always recommend a ‘Wedding Ring Friendly’ Engagement Ring, where you can sit the ring flush against the band – this is possible about 90% of the time.

On the day that you pick your Engagement Ring, we will quite often show you a few examples of Wedding Bands that would look good against your Engagement Ring so that you know what to expect when you come back to us for these rings in months to come.

With that being said, there are many antique inspired style Engagement Rings which won’t allow a standard Wedding Ring shape to fit neatly alongside it. However, at Jack Murphy Jewellers, we have a vast selection of shaped, curved, decorative, and quirky styles of Wedding Rings on offer. We also provide a Bespoke Design Service, if you can't find what you're looking for, so you can create a perfectly complimenting Wedding Ring to complete your Bridal Stack.

What's your top Engagement Ring shopping tip for couples?

Relax and enjoy the experience. This is a memory you’ll look back on in years to come, so don’t stress - just leave the hard work to us!

Also, go with what YOU love, because after all, you’re the one wearing it for the rest of your life. We love seeing that ‘Ahh!’ moment and the excitement that lights up on your face once you’ve spotted ‘the one’ – so go with your gut!

Remember when setting your budget, that your Engagement and Wedding Rings will be one of the most treasured memories from your wedding – the cake gets eaten and the flowers wilt – so the rings are a constant sparkling reminder of your love for one another.

Did you know? If you get purchase your Engagement Ring with Jack Murphy Jewellers...

…you will be able to avail of our 'Buy 1 Wedding Ring, Get 2nd Half Price' promotion all year long!

Plus, as we know weddings can be expensive, you'll also receive 15% off all Jewellery for your Special Day. From the bride's jewellery and the groom's finishing touches, to the 'Thank You' gifts - you will be able to find everything you are looking for at Jack Murphy Jewellers. 

Terms and conditions apply: (1) These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount, or on sale items. (2) Cheapest Wedding Ring of the two is half price. (3) A 50% deposit is required as an upfront payment for Wedding Rings. 

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