Discover a range of stunning engagement rings to make your proposal extra special. Your loved one will fall head over heels for our exquisite, handcrafted pieces, each promising the highest quality craftsmanship and style. Browse our selection of large diamond engagement rings, vintage engagement rings and distinctive gemstone designs, or let us create you a bespoke engagement ring that’s perfectly unique.
Getting engaged is one of life’s most special moments, signifying the beginning of your next chapter and an everlasting commitment to the one you love. An engagement ring symbolises this meaningful connection and will be worn by your partner for the rest of their life, so choosing one perfect for them is crucial.
Popping the question is typically accompanied by giving an engagement ring, a tradition believed to date as far back as Ancient Egyptian times. Evidence of Egyptian men presenting their brides-to-be with handmade rings has been discovered, with jewellery crafted from materials such as reeds, sedges, papyrus and other natural elements like leather, bone or ivory.
The first recorded presentation of a diamond ring was by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his fiancé Mary of Burgundy in 1477. However, it was not until the 1870s, when diamonds were discovered in South Africa, that diamond engagement rings became more widely available.
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ENGAGEMENT RING BUYING GUIDE
For many couples, choosing a diamond can feel like a minefield. However, if you understand the “4 Cs” used to assess the quality and value of a diamond, finding the perfect diamond engagement ring will be a lot easier.
This creates the sparkle and brilliance that diamonds are known for by influencing the stone's interaction with light. The quality of a diamond’s cut is vitally important as incorrect cutting can compromise a diamonds’ sparkle.
This measures the weight of a diamond, not the size. One carat is equal to 0.2gm or 200mgm and is divided into 100 smaller units called points, so three-quarters of a carat is 75 points. A diamond with a large carat weight will be most valuable due to its rarity.
This measures the number of imperfections in a diamond, called "inclusions". Inclusions can affect a diamond's fire (the colourful flashes diffused when light hits the diamond’s facets), but they make each diamond unique and, therefore, cannot really be regarded as a fault.
All diamonds are graded by their colour. The rarest and most valuable colour is white, or colourless, the most popular and “pure” of all diamonds.
TYPES OF ENGAGEMENT RING SETTINGS
An engagement ring’s setting refers to how diamonds or gemstones are set into a metal band. The ring setting is designed to highlight the beauty of the diamond and has a big influence on the overall look of the ring. You should choose an engagement ring setting that suits your partner’s style and personality, as they’ll be wearing their ring for a long time.
There are several types of setting to choose from, but choices can broadly be split into two main styles — solitaire and multi-stone. Solitaire engagement rings are those with a single diamond, while multi-stone pieces feature more than one precious stone.
The solitaire style is perhaps the most popular choice as it is simple, classic and timeless. Solitaire diamond engagement rings pair effortlessly with most wedding bands and promise an ageless elegance that will never go out of style. Rêve Diamonds strongly recommend you select a diamond that offers the best cut, colour and clarity within your budget.
One of the most popular multi-stone settings is the “trilogy” style; a three-diamond engagement ring said to represent the couple’s past, present and future together. Another stylish choice is the halo setting, a ring of small accent stones encircling a larger centre diamond. Halo set diamond engagement rings boast an impressive visual impact, with the setting accentuating the centre stone to make it appear larger.
At Rêve Diamonds, our team of jewellery experts will work with you to ensure your chosen diamond and setting perfectly complement one another, resulting in a beautiful engagement ring to cherish forever.
WHICH METAL TYPE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
If your fiancé’s jewellery collection consists of mostly yellow gold, it may be wise to choose a traditional yellow gold setting that they will treasure and love to wear. If they typically prefer white metals, you may want to choose an engagement ring in a precious metal such as white gold, platinum or palladium. Rose gold engagement rings are also a chic and contemporary option, known for their ability to complement almost every skin tone.
At Rêve Diamonds, we have diamond wedding rings and diamond engagement rings available in a range of metals, including yellow gold, 18ct white gold, rose gold and platinum. There are many variations available to purchase online or in-store at our London Mayfair showroom.
WHY CERTIFICATION IS SO IMPORTANT FOR DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
It’s vital you are provided with certification when investing in a diamond engagement ring. This proves the diamond has been assessed, graded and coded with a laser by an independent gemological laboratory such as the GIA.
Having official certification ensures you’re not purchasing a diamond made with natural mineral substitutes such as white sapphire, topaz, quartz or zircon, or synthetic substitutes such as cubic zirconia or moissanite.
All diamonds sold by Rêve Diamonds are fully certified and completely authentic. We believe in quality craftsmanship and giving our customers as much choice as possible, allowing you to choose the design, metal and diamond size to create your perfect engagement ring. By providing several ways for our customers to tailor their jewellery, we ensure unique and fully customised pieces unlike any other.
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We also offer a completely bespoke design service that transforms your jewellery idea into a beautiful finished product. Our skilled team of CAD designers will work with you to create your dream design, so if you can’t find your perfect style or want to add a different diamond, please contact us to discuss the options for bespoke handmade jewellery.
Our expert customer service team are here to assist you and make your diamond jewellery shopping experience special. If you need help searching through our collection or would like more information about our products, gift options and sale prices, simply contact us. If you wish to order online and want to know your ring size, please request a free ring sizer by post.
At Rêve Diamonds, we pride ourselves on offering the best service and the finest quality handcrafted jewellery. By sourcing and polishing our own diamonds, we cut out the middleman and pass on the savings to our customers.
Through our virtual and in-person consultations, we’ll help you find a stunning engagement ring to symbolise your infinite love. We can also create a bespoke engagement ring that perfectly captures your partner’s personality. Take a look at what our customers say about us:
“From the first appointment, Milena made the process of finding an engagement ring a really enjoyable process. There was no rush or pressure to choose straight away. Her expertise helped guide my decision and my fiancée loves her ring! She was so helpful in guiding what I wanted, giving me options and being flexible for appointments. I can't recommend Rêve enough!”
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If you’re looking for beautiful diamond engagement rings, our jewellery experts would love to help. Contact us with any questions or arrange an appointment at our London UK showroom. You can also reach us using the Live Chat facility on our site or by getting in touch via WhatsApp.
As well as the promise of marriage, engagement rings symbolise everlasting love and commitment. The circular shape of a ring is a universal symbol of eternity. As your partner will be wearing their engagement ring for the rest of their lives, it’s important to choose one they’ll love.
It’s often suggested you spend two or three months’ salary on an engagement ring, but the truth is you should spend whatever you’re comfortable with. There’s no specific amount of money that must be spent on an engagement ring, and at Rêve Diamonds, we have a beautiful range of rings to suit all budgets.
Data suggests people in the UK spend an average of £1865 on an engagement ring, but this average cost varies significantly around the country in line with average salaries. Setting your own budget ahead of time will help you choose a ring you’re happy with.
Although diamond engagement rings are the most traditional choice, engagement rings can be any ring. What’s crucial is selecting a style your partner will enjoy wearing. A diamond ring is a timeless option that will last forever, but your partner may prefer a blue sapphire ring or a green emerald design.
The most popular engagement rings are diamond solitaires, particularly those featuring a classic round-cut brilliant diamond. This timeless engagement ring is a striking choice that’s here to stay, offering maximum sparkle and symmetry.