Seven Things to Consider When Choosing an Engagement Ring

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Blue Nile

Craftspeople working on custom engagement rings in the Blue Nile workshop know that setting and style go hand-in-hand when creating a ring that mirrors the unique beauty of the person who wears it.


Our incredible selection of sparkling diamonds and beautiful settings means there are endless ways to create the ring of your dreams. Whether it’s a traditional and romantic solitaire or a modern and minimalist band with gemstones, Blue Nile craftspeople are here to help you bring your vision to life.

Here are seven top tips from Blue Nile to help you create the perfect engagement ring for your Christmas proposal…

Seven Things to Think About When Designing an Engagement Ring

1. Think About the Setting

The best place to start is the setting of the ring – look at your partner’s existing jewellery to get an idea of what they favour. Do they like simple settings or intricate vintage ones?

Browse setting styles on Blue Nile here

2. Consider the Diamond Shape

What shape of diamond would your partner like best? There are lots of diamond cuts and shapes to consider, from the classic round diamond to a sleek emerald cut, or perhaps a romantic heart shape?

Browse diamond shapes on Blue Nile here

3. Remember Your Partner’s Personality

This will help you choose the right style – do they like to be bold and the centre of attention? Do they like modern, contemporary things? Look at their clothing and home décor style to get an idea of what kind of ring to buy.

Browse rings by style on Blue Nile here

4. What Kind of Wedding Band?

Do you know what kind of wedding band your partner is likely to have? If your partner’s profession doesn’t allow for jewellery bar a plain band, consider that. Remember an unusual shaped ring will require a band that fits around it. Think about whether your partner would like a ring with stones in or without.

Browse wedding bands on Blue Nile here

5. Be Creative

This is your chance to choose or create something your partner will wear for the rest of their life! Add personal touches, like gemstones in their favourite colour.

Shop coloured gemstone engagement rings here

6. Consider the Little Details

This is what will make it extra special! Hidden gemstones, engraving, special settings – there are so many ways to make your engagement ring choice really stand out.

Build a customized engagement ring on Blue Nile here

7. Will it Match?

Do you want your wedding band to match theirs? Choose an engagement ring that will go with the style of wedding rings you both like, so you can have matching bands.

Browse couple’s wedding ring sets on Blue Nile here

For even more wedding and engagement ring information and inspiration, make sure you visit Blue Nile.

Founded in 1999, Blue Nile is the original online jeweller. We revolutionized the diamond and engagement ring industry by making it possible to shop for high-quality diamonds at an amazing value. Today we are more passionate than ever, offering an unbeatable and inspiring selection with straightforward 24/7 guidance from non-commissioned experts. Plus, you can always count on GIA-graded diamonds, secure delivery, 30-day free returns, lifetime guarantees and extraordinary service. As the leader in handcrafted engagement rings and beautiful fine jewellry, we’re always looking for new ways to help you discover and design the perfect pieces for every occasion. We strive to be your jeweller for life.

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