Or how to get cheap diamond rings
Black Friday 2017 is fast approaching, and as ever, we predict it to be the biggest online shopping weekend of the year in the UK. And with just 3 days to navigate those jaw-dropping Black Friday engagement ring discounts (just in time for Christmas), we thought we’d make life that little bit easier for you with a guide to the best destinations, and what to look for while you’re there.
This is one for the rose gold fans out there.
This elegant diamond Princess cut engagement ring is just the right amount of bling.
If you’re looking for an alternative engagement ring, or a dummy ring to propose with, then this is a great buy.
Was £2999, now £1999
For a slightly vintage vibe, this is a nice buy.
This bold vintage-style ring from Hollywood designer Neil Lane is one of our favourites we’ve found. Mixing baguette and round-cut diamonds in an undulating pattern, it’s a fashionable piece that’ll stand the test of time – oh, and it’s 50% off. While it was priced at £1899, it’s now down to £950.
Black Friday Engagement Ring Sales: 50% off diamond engagement ring and wedding ring set, was £499.99, now £149.99
Why not kill two birds with one stone and get both your engagement ring and wedding ring in one go? This delicate gold set is from Argos. Yes, Argos, and we love it.
This is a massive discount, and the rings are delicate enough to suit everyone.
This chic gold ring is set with three baguette-cut topazes and is one of the most unique pieces we’ve seen yet. We didn’t think bold understatement was a thing, but somehow Elise Dray has managed it and you’ll now be able to get this ring 50% off at MATCHESFASHION.COM – so for £219 down from £438.
This bit of bling from PANDORA is now going for 37% off at John Greed and we’re totally in love. Originally priced at £315, it’s now going for £199 which has us seeing heart eyes.
Black Friday Engagement Ring Sales 2017: £787 for an 14ct Art Deco Inspired Diamond Ring with a Brushed Finish
If your lady love loves anything with an old world charm, this art deco ring is the perfect blend of modern simplicity and old school aesthetics. Crafted from 14ct white gold and set with a yellow diamond, it’s now going for £787.
Black Friday Engagement Ring Sales 2017: £145.60 for an Ivy Gems 9ct Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring
If you want something more colourful than a classic diamond, this 9ct gold and ruby ring will be right up your alley. Ivy Gems is now offering 20% off its original retail value so you’ll now be able to purchase it for £145.60 down from £182 – we think a proposal may be on the horizon…
This simple yet sophisticated ring has our hearts all aflutter. Available in both white and rose gold, it’s going for £2354 over at Luisaviaroma.
If it’s about time you put a ring on it, this 9 ct diamond ring brings the romance with its simple intertwined design. Originally priced at £199.99, it’s now 25% off and is selling for £149.99 at Debenhams.
If you jump on over to ADORE Jewelry’s website, you’ll be able to score 30% off all their jewellery online between 22-28 November. (Plus, you won’t have to mortgage your house or take out a bank loan to afford their prices.)
When is Black Friday 2017?
Black Friday falls on the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (which is the fourth Thursday of November). Here the UK, Black Friday 2016 will fall on 24th November (which is a Friday) so you still have time to bookmark the shops you want to visit and pick out the deals you’re going to go after.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a day when shoppers can take advantage of *huge* discounts from various jewellery retailers. We’re talking loads of money off engagement rings, just in time for a romantic Christmas proposal.
Black Friday Engagement Ring Sales
There is NO SHAME in buying an engagement ring on Black Friday – it’s a big investment, why not save a few quid in the name of a killer honeymoon instead? There’s a number of jewellers getting in on the action from Ernest Jones all the way through to Tiffany’s, so if you’re looking to pick something up for a loved one or really just need someone to take a bloody hint already – we’ve curated our favourite picks this Black Friday.
From classic solitaires to fashion-forward settings, there’s something for every personality above. (We’re not going to lie, we’re particularly in love with the Elise Dray ring.) Make sure you keep us bookmarked and check back in every day, as we’ll be adding new bling every day.
How much to spend on an engagement ring?
We all know that old rule of spending two months’ wages is a bit antiquated, and in fact couples are spending less than ever on engagement rings, especially with the rise of alternative engagement rings. According to Refinery29, the average spend on an engagement ring over the past five years now stands at £1,080 compared to £1,333 spent up to 10 years ago.
How to shop for an engagement ring
As well as the four Cs, Cut, Carat, Clarity and Colour, there are many things you should look out for when buying an engagement ring, including the shape and if you should buy an engagement ring online, luckily we have you covered. Here’s our handy guide on, how to buy an engagement ring online, plus all the questions to ask when choosing an engagement ring – you’re welcome.
Engagement ring trends
According to 77 Diamonds, yellow gold has taken over platinum for engagement rings this year. While platinum was the metal of choice for proposees in 2013-2015, in 2016, white gold came into favour, soon to be replaced by yellow gold in 2017.
In terms of the cut of the diamond, the oval cut diamond was a celebrity favourite in 2013 and 2014, but since then, emerald has been the preferred cut.
And, if proof were needed that size doesn’t matter, people spend more on the quality of the diamond now, than they do on the size.
But it’s not all about diamond engagement rings, as other metals and stones have become increasingly popular. Kate Middleton’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring sparked demand for similar styles, while pink diamonds and rose gold bands are top of many a wish list.
Pandora may be known for its charm bracelets, but they have a great selection of rings too. Though they’re not diamond rings, their designs include sparkling Cubic Zirconia that look like the real deal, and all for under £100, they’re great if you’re on a budget, or if you’d like to buy a ‘dummy’ ring for the proposal and pick a more expensive style together later.
There are some timeless silver solitaire rings, and pretty rose gold cushion diamond rings with eternity bands. Scroll down for our pick of the best Black Friday deals on Pandora engagement rings.
If you’re really wanting to push the boat out, then we don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love a Tiffany’s engagement ring, whether it’s a simple solitaire diamond on a platinum band, or a princess cut stone mounted on a diamond band. Here are the best Black Friday deals on Tiffany’s engagement rings.
Don’t knock Argos because it’s, well, Argos. You can get some seriously good deals on diamond rings, and if you’re on a budget, your £££ can go a long way. For Black Friday, Argos is offering up to xx% off their jewellery range, including engagement rings, and engagement and wedding ring sets.
There are square cut solitaires, trilogy diamond rings and eternity rings, as well as semi-precious stone rings like amethyst rings, so take your pick in our edit below.
Jewellery H. Samuel is always a popular choice when it comes to buying engagement rings, and for Black Friday, they have up to xx% off selected lines. Square cut diamonds, round diamonds, pear shape diamonds and even heart shaped diamonds come on platinum, gold, silver, white gold and even rose gold bands, so again, you’re pretty spoiled for choice. Shop our edit of the best Black Fridal H. Samuel engagement rings below.