1. Buying an engagement ring can and should be an enjoyable experience. 

2. Having a budget in mind before you get started always helps, you will find out quickly if your budget is realistic. If not find a suitable compromise.

3. Know their style!

2. Don't know her ring size? Press a ring they wear into a bar of soap to get an impression

3. Most would prefer a larger center stone over a smaller stone with a higher colour or clarity

4. Lab Grown diamonds are up to 40% less expensive than natural diamonds and offer great value for money

Below are some great resources to learn more about natural diamonds;