We love being part of all your biggest moments and when it comes to buying an engagement ring it’s all about the little details. By getting these right, we know that you’ll choose the ring they’ll treasure for a lifetime – because if it means the world to you, it does to us too.View all Engagement Rings
How to choose a
diamond cut & shape
The way a diamond is cut helps to determine the diamond’s sparkle and shape, creating its own individual style and giving your engagement ring its true character.
Round brilliant diamonds
A timeless style, the round brilliant diamond is the best shape for sparkle thanks to its 57 facets.
Princess cut diamonds
Glamorous and elegant, the princess cut works well for high carat diamonds thanks to its modern, square shape.
A stunning twist on the round brilliant cut, the vintage style of the oval cut lends itself perfectly to halo style engagement rings.
Also known as teardrop diamonds due to their shape, pear-shaped diamonds have a unique style and are a huge trend for this year.
Often described as ‘boat-shaped’, this elegant cut gives the illusion of a bigger stone and helps fingers to look long and slender.
What's their style?diamond
With so many different engagement ring styles, it can be hard to know which one to choose. The type of ring setting will probably have the biggest influence on its overall look, whether you’re looking for glamour, timelessness or sophistication.
Featuring a halo of smaller diamonds surrounding a larger, central diamond, the halo setting creates a style that is reminiscent of vintage engagement rings.
Showcasing a cluster of smaller diamonds which creates just as much sparkle as one large stone, the cluster setting can be a true statement piece.
Simple yet stunning, a solitaire engagement ring showcases one single diamond taking centre stage, whose timeless sophistication will never, ever go out of fashion.
An ideal choice for the romantics, three stone engagement rings are said to represent you and your loved one’s past, present and future.
The 4 Cs:
Cut, Colour, Clarity
& Carat weight
Did you know, it’s the cut, colour, clarity, and carat that helps define every diamond’s true quality? All our diamond solitaire engagement rings are a minimum colour G and Si1 clarity, meaning your diamond will be bright, clear, and dazzling whatever carat weight you choose.Discover the 4Cs
The right cut will release a diamonds sparkle and influence its shape.
A diamond’s rarity and purity is measured by its colour.
Measures the inclusions which block the light passing through the diamond.
Often confused as the size, carat is the diamond’s weight.
Our 5th C: Confidence
We don’t just tick off the 4Cs, for us it’s about genuine passion and care to make sure your engagement ring sparkles.
How to get the
engagement ring size right
Depending upon the design of your engagement ring, it might not always be possible to have it re-sized. So, if it doesn’t fit, you can return it to us unworn and we’ll be happy to exchange it for their correct size.
If you’re starting the search yourself, or choosing your engagement ring together, you could pop into any of our stores where we will be happy to measure your finger. You can also check out our Ring Size Guide which features a table of ring sizes, a print-out ring size guide and some hints and tips on how to go about finding their ring size in secret.View The Guide
Worried about finding the
right engagement ring?
It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask, so if the prospect of choosing an engagement ring for the love of your life is causing you to lose sleep, proposing with a temporary ring could be the solution.
A beautiful collection of sterling silver cubic zirconia rings and men’s titanium rings, you can pop the question with a Proposal Ring before choosing your engagement ring together. We’ll even deduct the price of your Proposal Ring from your Beaverbrooks Diamond Ring if you visit us within 60 days.Shop Ladies' Proposal Rings Shop Men's Proposal Rings
Choosing the best metal for
your engagement ring
The type of metal you choose can have a big impact on both the look and price of your engagement ring, but it’s also important to find a metal that suits your
The rarest of all precious metals, platinum is by far the most luxurious choice. Its natural white colour will not tarnish or fade and, although it can be scratched, none of the metal will be lost over time. Platinum is the most secure setting for your diamond and looks beautiful in both contemporary and vintage styles.
White gold is created by mixing yellow gold with white metal alloys such as silver or platinum. Its natural colour has a champagne appearance and so is coated with rhodium, a member of the platinum family, to give it a bright, white finish. One consideration to bear in mind is that you will have to have your engagement ring re-rhodium coated periodically to retain its bright white lustre.
Gold has long been a symbol of love, success, and luxury. A beautiful golden colour which does not rust, tarnish, or corrode, gold is highly reflective which makes it a perfect setting for a diamond. We normally use white gold settings on our yellow gold engagement rings to ensure that the yellow colour of the gold band is not reflected in your diamond.
A natural metal, zirconium is heat treated to bring out the dark black finish which then remains permanent throughout its lifetime – so you don’t have to worry about the colour ever fading. It’s also scratch-resistant, hypoallergenic, and comfortable for everyday wear. Find out more here.
How to buy an
engagement ring in-store
Whether you have an idea of what you’re looking for, or you’re starting from scratch, our experts in-store are happy to help. Here’s our top tips before visiting:
- 1 Do your research
Our helpful buying guides have everything you need to know about diamonds, ring sizes and the most popular engagement ring styles.
- 2 Write down any questions
We’re happy to answer them! We may also ask questions too so we can find the most suitable ring for your partner, such as their lifestyle and other jewellery they tend to wear.
- 3 Find your nearest store
We have 70 stores nationwide - to find your nearest one, enter a location in our store finder.
- 4 Book an appointment
This is a great way of guaranteeing all the engagement ring advice and expert tips you need during the picking process.