An engagement ring may be the most valuable jewellery you own, or purchase for a partner. It is important that it is valued and fully insured to keep it protected, especially if it is a bespoke or custom design. No matter whether your engagement ring has diamonds or gemstones, our qualified, professional valuers can provide you with an up-to-date valuation, ensuring the utmost care, and provide you with an accurate description.
There are two types of engagement rings – pre-set rings or custom rings. With custom rings, the buyer selects the centre stone and setting of the ring – the metal framework that holds the centre stone and which can be made from a variety of precious metals.
The most popular precious metals for engagement rings are platinum, yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Your choice of the precious metal affects your ring’s style and how much upkeep is needed to keep it in top shape. You can also select the cut of the centre stone’s shape, such as round, oval or princess.
We understand how precious your engagement ring is – that’s why we offer a 30-minute turnaround time to value your ring while you wait in-store. If your engagement ring is diamond, we will assess it using the 4Cs:
- Cut – a grading of how well a diamond is cut. This affects how it captures light.
- Colour – a measurement of how colourless a white diamond is.
- Clarity – a grading of how flawless a diamond is, both internally and externally.
- Carat – a weight measurement that gives you an idea of how large a diamond is.