Everyone is always at a loss when it comes to figuring out where to start with buying an engagement ring: From the band colour, the size, the jewel type and all the information in between, the choices can be overwhelming. To ease the pressure, here are some tips to help:

It will be costly
Everyone says it costs three months’ salary for a ring, but it is better to be realistic with what you can afford. Start with four to six weeks’ worth of saving first.

Be prepared
Ask your partner’s nearest and dearest (those you can trust!) about whether they have hinted at any favourites; metal types, cut, diamond colour etc.

Don’t go in blind
Educate yourself on the ‘Rules of the Rock’. It’s always good to know exactly what you’re paying for and how to get more for your money.

It’s for this reason that the team at 77 Diamonds has developed a useful infographic detailing the famous ‘7 Cs’ to choosing a diamond – the carat, colour, clarity, cut, certification, contour and cost.

With an in-depth look into one of the most important decisions of your life, 77 Diamonds has also created a helpful printable ring size chart to use before you part with your cash.

Diamond Buying Guide

An infographic brought to you by 77 Diamonds