Helping You Finding the Perfect Ring – Your Jewellers in East Grinstead | C & A Giddings
Choosing engagement rings often ranks as one of the more daunting tasks in many persons’ lives; there is a lot of societal pressure on making the right decision, a sense of personal duty and “doing right by” the recipient. At C & A Giddings Ltd – operators of two distinguished jewellers in the Reigate area, named Clive Allan and Village Jewellers – we look to help minimise the stress involved, so that clients can confidently choose a ring that perfectly suits their partner’s unique aesthetic taste. We’re often receiving visits from clients in the nearby East Grinstead area, who aim to make use of our 120 years of collective expertise to this end.
For these clients in particular, our jewellers have looked to compile some important considerations you should take into account when searching for engagement rings, as the latest in our blog series. While targeting the East Grinstead area, this advice is not geographically specific! So read on if this is a subject of particular relevance to you. More interested in our jewellery repairs services, or the bracelets and necklaces we sell? Contact our friendly team on 01737 240 453 or 01737 22 1561.
General Advice on Picking Out Engagement Rings
Set a Budget – Most of our East Grinstead clients do not have a limitless pool of resources; what’s more, weddings and associated costs (moving into a new home together, for example) can get out of hand very quickly. For these reasons, spending a disproportionate sum on engagement rings is not recommended. Our jewellers have stunning rings available at all price points, from the simple and minimal, to extravagant and positively diamond-encrusted. Set a budget within the wider framework of the wedding, so you can narrow down options right away.
Consult With Jewellers – The aforementioned 120 years of experience our jewellers can offer East Grinstead residents means we can provide invaluable guidance and advice to engagement ring shoppers. If you’re looking to surprise your wife or husband to be, we can consider the types of jewellery they may already wear regularly, and any hints or “collateral” they’ve provided to find suitable candidates for an engagement ring shortlist. Simply knowing there are experts at hand to guide you through the process of finding the right ring can take a weight of your shoulders.
On Diamonds – One of the most popular choices for engagement rings are simple diamond bands, or solitaire bands. But picking out a diamond requires a fair bit of thought. There are “four Cs” you should keep firmly in mind: colour, cut, clarity and carat. The less colour and clearer the diamond, the higher the value; its cut lends it its unique character and reflectivity; clarity categorises its imperfections and blemishes, of which the fewer the better; carat communicates its weight and size. You can also choose from a number of diamond shapes, which should complement the ring and the wearer’s taste. Again, the assistance of time served jewellers – like ours in Reigate, a short drive from East Grinstead – can help navigate a labyrinth of associated decisions, so you can find the perfect stone.
Selecting a Style – We detail the different setting styles that engagement rings are most commonly found in over on our dedicated page of the same name, but as a quick run down:
Solitaire Engagement Rings feature a single stone dead-set in the centre of the ring.
Shoulder Set Engagement Rings feature a main diamond with smaller diamonds surrounding it.
Three Stone Engagement Rings see three diamonds set in a line.
Halo Engagement Rings feature one large diamond, bordered with smaller ones.
For further advice on finding engagement rings, or any other type of jewellery, contact our jewellers near East Grinstead on 01737 240 453 or 01737 221 561.