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How are engagement rings worn?

Traditionally engagement rings are worn on the left hand on the finger next to your little finger – aptly named the ‘ring finger’. This can be traced back to the Ancient Romans. They believed this finger had a vein that ran directly to the heart, the Vena Amoris, meaning ‘vein of love’.

What engagement ring should I get?

It depends on the recipient, your budget and preferences! You can order up to three styles to try on for free through our ring concierge service to decide for yourself. We ask for a £15 deposit per sample, refunded as soon as you freepost your samples back. We’ll direct you to a retailer to complete the final purchase. Find out more here.

What are the different types of diamond cut?

From oval to princess and cushion cut, halo and diamond shoulders. There are so many variations we’ve simplified it into a brief guide to diamond cuts so you know what you’re looking for!

How should an engagement ring fit?

A perfect ring should be able to slide easily over your knuckle, and sit on your finger tight enough so that you can feel the metal of the ring touching every part of your skin. Additionally, taking the ring off should require no large effort. It should be able to come off without having to pull at it excessively. We can have your rings resized one size each way free of charge.

When should I take my engagement ring off?

When using alcohol hand gel, swimming, sweating or lifting heavy objects or weights that could scratch your ring. Here is our guide to caring for your ring. You should also have it regularly refinished to ensure to retain the protective coating.

Will my engagement ring retain its value?

If you buy a high-quality engagement ring and it is well-maintained, the ring will keep a relatively consistent value over time.

How do I know my ring size?

You can see our guide to ring sizing right here!

How much do engagement rings cost?

Costs mainly depend on the diamond, especially its provenance. The size, colour, cut and clarity of a diamond can also all be factors. Designs such as diamond set shoulders and halos can affect the cost, as can the type of metal selected. Your choice, go all out on the stone alone (solitaire) or select a cluster or halo that may give a greater show for your money.

Where do I buy an engagement ring?

You can see the full list of Brown & Newirth stockists up and down the UK right here.

Order Sample Engagement Rings

Order up to three samples to try on from home or work free of charge! We ask for a £15 deposit per ring, refunded as soon as you’ve picked your favourite and returned your samples to go buy the real deal in your closest boutique.