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Engagement Ring Traditions

Making the decision to pop the question is one many adults will spend a significant amount of time thinking about. There are so many questions that go through your head like where to propose, shall I keep it a surprise and how much to spend on a ring.

But often one of the most overruling questions is what type of engagement ring you should buy.

There are many traditions when it comes to buying an engagement ring and some can be very strict while others are a little more relaxed. It is said that the asking partner should spend 3 months’ salary on the ring, however, this tradition started in the 1930s by De Beers who were trying to sell more diamonds. You should spend what you feel comfortable with and what you know your partner would like.

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The other big tradition when it comes to engagement rings is that they are made from diamonds. This was also started as a marketing campaign to make diamonds seem rare and valuable. As much as diamonds are rare and beautiful, many couples opt for many different types of stones for their engagement ring. Some of the most popular include sapphires, emeralds, and rubies.

Of course, there are always going to be more traditional couples who stick to the rules set out by society and opt for a diamond ring within their budget. However, many people are now choosing to break with tradition and buy an engagement ring that is unique to them as a couple.

 

When should you buy an engagement ring?

Traditionally, it is one partner who buys the engagement ring to surprise the other. However, more and more couples are now choosing to shop together for their perfect ring. If you do decide to shop together, it is important to agree on a budget before you start looking. This will save any arguments or disappointment further down the line.

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Surprise your partner with an engagement ring!

If you are planning on surprising your partner with an engagement ring, it is important to spend time thinking about what will suit your partner the best and what type of ring they would like to wear forever. After all, it is a symbol of your love and commitment to each other so it should be perfect!

Take some time to consider what style of ring they would like as well as their finger size. It might be worth asking a friend or family member for help if you are struggling to find out this information without giving the surprise away!

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What is the average cost of an engagement ring?

The cost of an engagement ring can vary hugely depending on your budget and the style of ring you are looking for. A simple diamond solitaire ring can start at around £1,000 but if you are looking for something more elaborate, the price can increase to £10,000 or more.

If you are still stuck on what type of ring to buy, why not look at our stunning collection of engagement rings? We are sure you will find the perfect one for your special someone.

Alternatively, why not book an appointment with us so that one of our expert jewellers can help you find the perfect ring? We will be able to show you a wide range of engagement rings in different styles, metals, and stones to choose from.

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