Know your diamonds
According to recent figures around 80% of men tend to do their research online before purchasing a diamond engagement ring. Our aim is to try and provide as much information as possible to help make the decision as clear and informed as possible.
When choosing the perfect diamond there are 4 main characteristics that need to be considered. These are known as The 4 C’s and consist of Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat.
Choosing the metal
The metal you choose when purchasing an engagement ring is down to personal preference and at McSorley’s Wedding Ring Shop we specialise in all precious metals and our aim to provide the best advice possible to aid you in your decision:
Choosing the setting
There are a number of different settings for you to consider when purchasing an engagement ring. Sometimes practicality may need to be considered dependant on the individual, for example, an individual’s profession may play a part in the type of setting you choose. Whether you decide on a traditional diamond solitaire or maybe a multi stone diamond engagement ring there is a variety of different settings to give your engagement ring that unique look. A few of the most popular styles of setting are:
- Traditional Claw Set Engagement Rings
- Diamond Set Shoulder Engagement Rings
- Channel Set Engagement Rings
- Rub-over Set Engagement Rings
How much should I spend on an engagement ring?
There are no hard and fast rules. This is a very individual choice and the important thing is to find the best possible ring within a budget that suits you. Engagement and wedding rings are the outward symbol of your relationship and commitment to each other.
The wedding rings are the one item from your wedding budget that will last for the rest of your life. In the wedding planning these sometimes get overlooked, so plan time to make sure you get exactly what you want several months before the big day.
Purchasing a diamond engagement ring can be the time when you require the advice and assistance of an expert. At McSorley’s Wedding Ring Shop our aim is to make the purchase of your engagement ring both a knowledgeable and enjoyable experience. We ensure that every customer receives a diamond grading lesson in which we will to ensure that the decision you make is an informed one.