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How to pick an engagement ring

You’ve decided she’s the one and you’re ready to pop the question but now comes one of the toughest challenges you’ve ever faced – buying the most important (and most expensive) piece of jewellery you will ever buy. So, here are some simple, quick tips to prevent the nerves kicking in during this exciting experience.

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Something old or something new?

Speak to your fiancée-to-be’s family and find out if she’s always dreamt of a brand new designer ring or whether she has set her heart on a vintage heirloom that belonged to her family's distant past.

Perfect fit:

It’s important to make sure the perfect ring is a perfect fit, so find out her ring size before you hit the shops. Otherwise you’ll have to send the ring off later for re-sizing. Click here for some tips on how to find out her ring size.

Classic vs colourful:

Many girls daydream of a sparkly princess cut diamond on a simple silver band. But it doesn’t mean all the ladies want to stick with the crystal-clear bling. Maybe you could mix it up with a coloured stone or perhaps you could even incorporate your birthstones?

Helping hand:

Make sure you get a second opinion before parting with the cash! Your fiancée-to-be’s best friend, sister or mum is sure to know what she will fall in love with so get some input before you make a decision. You could even take them with you to pick the right ring out.

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