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Diamond Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Diamond Engagement Ring Buying Guide


Many of our customers at Monroe Yorke Diamonds are looking for one of the most important diamond purchases they will ever make. Their engagement ring. This raises a lot of questions from clients, so please find the Monroe Yorke Diamonds Guide ~ How to Buy an Engagement Ring below.




Choosing the Right Diamond


Whether you are buying a loose diamond or one that is already pre-set in gold or platinum, there are certain choices that you will have to make to ensure that the chosen diamond or finished product is the one that you desired.

You will need to consider the shape of your diamond i.e. Brilliant (round), princess or pear or from the myriad others; the colour, the clarity grade and whether the size (or carat weight) will complement her hand. We suggest that you read 'How to Buy a Diamond', a guide written especially to help you make the most desirable choice of diamond for you. We also have the Diamond Education section of this website which is a comprehensive guide to everything 'diamond'.


The Most Complementary Design ~ Vintage or Contemporary?


The design of your engagement ring is utterly important. It will be accompanying you all your life and you will have to be comfortable with your choice. This piece of jewellery will last an eternity and at Monroe Yorke Diamonds, we have an extensive selection of diamond engagement rings to thrill you. Click to see our exquisite designs.

We can also custom design and create a unique ring for you.  If you have a specific idea or have seen a design you like, please get in contact with us and we will custom design a ring to your specific needs.  

Monroe Yorke Diamonds are a manufacturing jeweller, a rarity in today's mechanised world. It means that all of our unique and exquisite jewellery is created in house to exceptionally high standards using quality materials. All of our jewellery is crafted using quality materials by a master jeweller with more than 25 years experience in fine jewellery making for discerning jewellery buyers from around the world.

The option is available for you to choose from our diamond jewellery collection of exquisite designs, or, if you prefer, you can combine certain design elements from our collection of rings.

As an alternative, you may have very unique ideas about how you wish your engagement ring to be designed. Our artisan master jeweller will work with you to create your own personal expression of love, wrapped up in the most exquisitely unique diamond engagement ring.

The setting of your engagement ring will add to its beauty and is an important part of the overall design. You can choose from channel or pave settings, claw or bezel or many others. Read about our diamond engagement ring settings types.


Choices of Metal


As with your diamond, the choice of metal for your ring is governed by personal taste. Favoured metals are Platinum, White and Yellow gold. Gold and platinum are enduring substances and are perfect for jewellery that will last a lifetime.

Although platinum and white gold are different metals, their appearance is comparable. They look remarkably similar once white gold has been rhodium plated. To help you in your choice, please read the article on metal education and metal types.

Most of our engagement ring customers will choose the metal that they usually wear, so for example, if most of your other jewellery is crafted in platinum, then it may be that you will wish to continue with this style so that all of your jewellery sits in harmony with each other. Some pieces have a mixture of white and yellow gold which will then be continued with a wedding band of either white or yellow gold. The exciting choice is yours.

In conclusion, your personal taste will make choosing your diamond engagement ring a very unique experience. Go to for our exquisite collection of completed engagement rings and database of loose diamonds in all shapes.


Diamond Shapes


The shape of the diamond you choose will also be to your own taste. There are many exquisite diamond shapes to choose from, such as the very popular brilliant cut (round) or the stunning princess (square) cut. Other shapes on are oval, emerald, pear, cushion, heart, asscher, marquise, radiant and trilliant. For more information regarding diamond shapes, click here.

Your ring can be made just for you, and if you would like to discuss a custom made engagement ring with one of our professional diamond experts, call Monroe Yorke Diamonds on 1300 66 55 20.

Why wait any longer to see their superb collections? Go to or call 1300 66 55 20 where you will receive top customer service and a choice of diamond jewellery to die for!