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The Perfect Engagement Ring for a Valentines' Day Proposal

The Perfect Engagement Ring for a Valentines' Day Proposal

January 06 2023

So it's time! You're in Love! Your girlfriend is the most beautiful, funny, caring woman you will ever meet, and you're ready to shout out to the world that you've chosen your life partner, and best yet; the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner. Here's our guide to finding the perfect engagement ring for a valentines' day proposal.

Style choice is very personal. When three women walk into a jewellery store you can almost guarantee they'll come out with three completely different pieces of jewellery.  And it's your task to decide exactly which engagement ring is perfect for your Valentine.

Probably the first decision you will need to face is;  Which Style Settings is she going to want to wear for the rest of her life? Broadly speaking there are two main engagement ring styles Solitaire and Multi-Stone.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitaire simply refers to a setting made for one diamond and one diamond alone. Solitaires are hugely popular for engagement rings and possess a pure unadorned beauty that will stand the test of time. If you choose a solitaire setting, it's important to ensure your diamond is of the highest quality. The single diamond will be the focus of everyone's attention so go for the best cut, colour and clarity you can afford.

Subtle heart-shaped detailing makes our Cuore a popular choice for a Valentine's Engagement Ring.

Heart Shaped diamonds are also a popular choice for Valentine's proposals. Clara is a stunning solitaire setting that allows the romantic heart-shaped diamond to take centre stage.


Inspired by the Greek Goddess of Marriage, the shoulders of our Hera taper to emphasise the size and sparkle of the pear-shaped diamond.


Multi-Stone Settings

The multi-Stone setting is a catch-all term which means anything that isn't a solitaire. These settings give you much more freedom to create a Valentines' engagement ring that will stand out from the crowd.

Popular Multi-Stone Setting Styles

Diamond-Set Solitaire engagement rings have been popular for several years now. Diamonds are set into the shoulders of the band leading the eye up to the central stone.

Diamond Set Hermosa features a diamond channel set into a band which sweeps up to hug the Round Brilliant Diamond in a reassuring embrace.

Often representing Past, Present and Future Trilogy rings are also a strong contender for the title of "Perfect Engagement Ring for a Valentines' Proposal".  The tapered baguettes in our Milada (meaning My Love in Czech), provide a wonderful contrast to the round brilliant centre stone.

From the top, our Romantico appears to be a classic princess-cut engagement ring, but it holds a whimsical secret. Hidden beneath four elegant claws a pair of diamonds nestle within the folds of the precious metal.

Following celebrity trends, Vintage style Halo settings have become very popular. A band of tiny diamonds encircles the centre stone, making it appear larger and adding extra sparkle and detail. An Emerald diamond set in Bijou perfectly captures the decadence of a bygone era.

The split shoulders of the diamond set Adonia add even more sparkle and drama to this wonderful halo style. We especially love the Adonia set with a beautifully cut Oval diamond.

Which metal?

Each of our gorgeous Engagement ring styles is available in all precious metals, so your starting point and first dilemma is colour... Is your Valentine a White, Yellow or Rose fan? What jewellery does she already own? Do you want to complement or contrast?

What could be more romantic for your Valentine's proposal than Rose gold? Copper is alloyed with gold to create a warm rich pink colour that will not rust, tarnish or corrode.

Or maybe your Valentine is more of a traditionalist? Yellow gold has long been favoured as the most sought-after precious metal. Its rich burnished colour has been s symbol of wealth and prosperity for centuries.

The choice between Rose and Yellow gold is relatively simple, and all down to personal taste. If you think your Valentine is more of a white metal girl, then the choice between Platinum, White Gold and Palladium can be more complex.  Here is a quick guide...

Platinum Palladium White Gold
Cool white sheen Lustrous silvery-white Bright silvery-white
Very durable and hard-wearing Lighter and cheaper than platinum Dense and malleable
Rarest of the precious metals Lasting colour A modern twist on traditional
Hypo-allergenic Hypo-allergenic Will need re-plating to preserve colour
£££ - The most expensive metal £££ - Currently about the same as Platinum ££ - About 10% less costly than platinum


The final component of your perfect Valentine's engagement ring is the diamond.  Did you know that no two diamonds are exactly alike? Do you understand what makes a truly beautiful diamond sparkle? It's our mission to ensure that you get the very best diamond available for your budget. But What determines the best diamond? Is it purely size? Maybe you have heard something about the 4Cs? We've dedicated a whole section of our website to help you understand quality diamonds. BUT, if you prefer a more personal experience, our Diamond Experts are available to help guide you through the process of creating the perfect engagement ring for a valentines day proposal.

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