Engagement Ring Buying Advice

Posted by ABELINI TEAM | 13 April 2023

When it comes to asking the person you want to spend the rest of your life with the big question, nothing compares to the moment when you see their face light up as you slide on the ring they have waited a lifetime for. At Abelini, we know that luxury is something that is personal, something that must connect with who you are, that’s why we’ve put together a few pieces of advice we’ve learned from a lifetime in the business.

Know What She Wants

Your partner will have no doubt dropped all kinds of hints about which type of engagement ring they have always wanted. Do not be afraid to shop around and discuss with a consultant when you go shopping, this will give you everything you need to find the ring of her dreams that she is never even laid eyes on yet.

Get The Size Right

Nobody wants to put a dampener on the magical moment that is an engagement by getting the size wrong. Borrow one of her rings without her knowing and get the size. It may sound like a simple thing to do but you would be amazed at the number of people who end up panicking at the last minute or worse, guessing. With a little planning, you can take care of one of the most important engagement ring details in plenty of time.

Looking For the Perfect Pair?

Finding the perfect engagement ring can often be only half the battle. After that comes the need to find a wedding band that matches and fits seamlessly up against the engagement ring for a lifetime. At Abelini, we are always on hand to recommend matching marriage sets that allow you to get both at the same time. Perfect for ensuring that you find the pair that your partner will cherish for a lifetime.

For years it has been embedded into our heads that engagement rings ‘’have’’ to be diamonds. However, you could use rubber bands and call it a day too. The ring only plays a symbolic part in an engagement. It symbolizes love, bond, and unity between two people.

So, before we go down on one knee with a ring, let us take a look at the short answer as to whether engagement ring truly have to be diamond.

Do engagement rings have to be diamond? A diamond engagement ring is the traditional style of jewellery to be given when making a commitment to the one you love. There are many other styles and fine gems to discover, such as Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Morganite, black diamonds and Amethyst.

So now you have got the quick takeaway answer and are ready to hit the Jewellery store, let us start by looking at some background of engagements and diamond rings!

What's Engagement?

Let us look below at the 6 main points of an “engagement” and what it signifies.

● When a guy asks for a girl’s hand in marriage or proposes to her, they typically present their loved one with a ring.

● The lucky lady girl wears the ring on her left hand’s ring finger if she chooses to accept the proposal.

● This gesture solidifies their relationship by marking them as to be married.

● Engagements are not only a verbal agreement, but also involve a physical gesture known as the ring exchange.

● This exchange solidifies their relationship not just for them but also in front of the whole world.

● The ring symbolizes love and unity between the couple.

Ok, so guys now you know what it is all about if you are ready to take the plunge and present your forever lady a beautiful diamond engagement ring!

So, you might be wondering what this glittering symbol of love really is and why diamonds have historically been so popular.

Why do people wear diamond engagement rings?

For many, engagements are one of the most important milestones to be achieved in a relationship. So why is it that historically and traditionally many have preferred diamond rings over other gemstones? More especially, why choose a diamond ring when other gemstones might be a bit more merciful on the pocket in comparison to a diamond ring, which can be rather expensive.

Well, the easiest and most straight forward answer to that would be the strength, quality, and longevity of a diamond.

A diamond is one of the hardest and durable known gemstones and is also practically indestructible. Did you know that a diamond can only be damaged by another diamond?

A diamond literally symbolizes the type of relationship many have with their partner which is beautiful, strong, and everlasting.

So, what kind of alternatives are there to diamond engagement rings? Let us read on to discover more.

Although for many years, diamond rings have been the go-to engagement gemstone, it’s not a given that couples need to only choose diamonds to express their love. However, in this era of constant growth and people with a willingness to break typical stereotypes, the engagement ring-buying game has changed drastically over the last couple of months.

Women and men have started to toss out the idea of following a centuries-old tradition of diamond rings and have started to buy rings that are closer to their personal style.

There are many different gorgeous colours and styles of gemstones mentioned that are perfect alternatives to diamonds rings:











So, you might be wondering, is it okay for you to get an engagement ring?

Well, you will be pleased to know it’s perfectly okay! As we mentioned earlier, White diamonds are not the only option for engagement rings. It might be that your partner has an edgier style, so a gorgeous black diamond for instance might be a fabulous alternative!

Everybody has a style that is unique to them and sometimes diamond rings might not work with you and your partner’s everyday style.

Make your choice based on you and your partner, so If you or your partner want to toss the stereotypical diamond ring out the window, so be it!

Ultimately It all comes down to what you as a couple prefer.

The love between two people is not dependent on a diamond ring, it’s more about the statement of move between the two of you which is more important.

And finally…

So, there you have it! Everything you needed to know about whether engagement rings must be diamond!

Do not forget to check out our store for beautiful engagement rings of all kinds, perfect to make that forever commitment to the one you love.

Today, a woman wearing an engagement ring signifies that she has been lovingly taken by the man of her dreams. Through different eras in history, engagement ring designs have been modified to meet the creative temperament of that period. From posey rings of the Victorian era to filigree rings of Edwardian, the engagement ring has overall a long and fulfilling history.