How to Choose the Right Diamond for Your Engagement Ring

Are you planning on getting down on one knee and popping the big question to the love of your life? Getting engaged is one of the biggest moments you’ll share together as a couple, and marks the start of a new journey together. Choosing the perfect engagement ring to embody your love story can often feel like a tall task, but with the help of an experienced team like Paris Jewellers, you’ll find that the right fit isn’t as hard as you might think. Below, we’ll talk about some of the key details of picking out an engagement ring and finding that dazzling diamond that’s sure to wow your fiancé to be. Read on to learn more!

Do You Really Have to “Go Big or Go Home”?

One of the most common questions we get as a team, as well as one of the biggest points of stress for proposers is: “how big should my centre stone be”. The truth is, there’s no set answer! While one-carat diamonds do tend to be the most popular starting point, each couple is unique, and only you will know what works best both for your budget, as well as the recipient. Bear in mind that size alone does not determine the value, nor the beauty of your diamond. Whether you want an understated and dainty ring that’s under 1 carat or something more attention-grabbing like one of Paris’ brand new 4 Carat rings from our Eternal line, you’ll want to pay close attention to the 4 C’s:

  • Cut
  • Colour
  • Clarity
  • Carat

These 4 factors come together to determine the overall quality of the centre stone in question and should be one of your key concerns when shopping. Never be afraid to ask your jeweller for more info and allow them to guide you through the basics instead of feeling pressured to commit right away!


It comes as no surprise that budget is going to be one of the main factors that influences what ring you select in the end. As with the carat size, there’s no one answer for any couple, and ultimately, you need to decide what is both comfortable and best suited for you. Paris Jewellers is proud to offer engagement at a wide range of price points, making it easy to find the right for that special someone!

Consider Style and Setting

There’s no denying that diamonds are the showpiece of your engagement ring, but in order to make them truly shine, you need to consider additional elements like the overall style you’re going for, as well as what setting works best for the gem you have in mind. For example, not every stone will be suited to a solitaire setting and not every oval will be complemented by a halo. Each gem, and consequently each ring is as unique as your relationship. Take some time to do your homework, and you’ll be far more likely to find the perfect fit!

Want to Learn More

Ready to start your new life with your loved one? Paris Jewellers is here to help you take the next step. Contact us today to learn more about engagement rings, wedding bands, sets, and more!