Top tips for choosing a man made diamond ring

The ultimate romantic act – buying an engagement ring. Whether you’re a hopeless romantic or by the book pragmatic, buying an engagement ring takes a lot of consideration. It’s an incredibly exciting time, and it’s easy to get caught up in the romance, however remember that an engagement ring is usually at an expense, so you want to make sure you do it correctly. We have gathered our top tips to consider when choosing your man made diamond ring.


Determine your budget and what you can afford to spend on the ring. There is a myth that you should spend around three full months salary on an engagement ring. However with Lily Arkwright, their lab grown diamond collection is up to 30% less than natural diamonds. Therefore you can save some money for the big day or invest into a bigger diamond!


Consider the style of the ring and whether it suits the recipient’s taste and personal style.


Consider the type of stone you want, such as a diamond, moissanite, or other gemstone, and the size, shape, and cut of the stone. Lily Arkwright has a wonderful team of jewellery consultants to guide you to your choice, and you can book a consultation face to face or via a whatsapp call, where they will be happy to answer any of your questions.


Consider the type of metal for the band, such as gold, platinum, or white gold, and whether you want it to match other jewellery the recipient already wears.


Make sure the stone is certified by a reputable organisation, such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), to ensure its quality and authenticity. Lily Arkwright are proud assay assured jewellery retailers and committed members of the National Association of Jewellers based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. All precious metal jewellery offered carries the legally required independent hallmark verifying the precious metal content, a protection over and above legal requirements.

Ring size

Make sure you know the recipient’s ring size, or have a plan to find out, as resizing a ring can be costly and time-consuming.

Return policy

Consider the return policy of the store or vendor you are purchasing the ring from in case it needs to be exchanged or returned. Lily Arkwright wants to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your ring and offer a money abc guarantee from the date your order arrives.


Research the store or vendor you are purchasing the ring from and make sure they have a good reputation and positive customer reviews. Search Lily Arkwrights glowing Trustpilot reviews for reports on their amazing customer service.


Make sure the ring comes with a warranty or guarantee to protect against any defects or damage. Lily Arkwright provides a 1 year guarantee against manufacturing and processing defects.

For those proposing, from us to you – we wish you the best of luck