Choosing the perfect engagement ring can be a daunting task, but with the right knowledge and approach, it becomes a meaningful and rewarding experience. Whether you're in the early stages of planning your proposal or deep into the process of selecting the ideal ring, this guide is here to help men make informed decisions when buying an engagement ring. 

Understand Her Style

The first and most crucial step is to understand your partner's style. Take note of the jewellery she currently wears. Is it classic and understated, or bold and modern? Pay attention to the metals she prefers (white gold, yellow gold, platinum), as well as any specific gemstones she may adore. These insights will be invaluable when choosing the right ring. Our experienced team at Morgan & Co will spend a lot of time getting to know you and asking appropriate questions in order to understand your partner’s particular style. Our team take their role extremely seriously and our aim is to have your partner wearing the ring of their dreams within your price point. You can book your free consultation here to start your journey with us today. 

Set a Budget

Establishing a budget is essential. Determine how much you're comfortable spending and be realistic about your financial situation. Keep in mind that an engagement ring is a significant investment, and it's important to find a balance between quality and cost. Read our detailed blog here on “how much should men spend on an engagement ring?” 

At Morgan & Co, we create each piece individual to you and your design preferences, as well as price point. Our engagement rings are quality and luxury but at an affordable price.

Learn About the Four Cs

When it comes to diamonds, understanding the Four Cs is essential: Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat Weight. These factors collectively determine the quality and value of the diamond. Learning about the Four Cs will help you make an informed decision and ensure you're getting the best value for your budget. At Morgan & Co, we are extremely knowledgeable in diamond sourcing and grading and will educate you on what you are buying. Our co-owners, Morgan & Laura, will work with you to remain inside your budget so you end up with the perfect engagement ring without paying too much. You can book your free consultation here, which involves hand selecting your diamond and customising your design. 

Choose the Right Metal

Selecting the right metal for the ring's band is a crucial decision. The most common choices are white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. The metal should complement your partner's style and skin tone. We can use photographs of your partner to help you determine the metal choice if you are unsure. 

Consider Ethical Sourcing

Ethical concerns are increasingly important to many couples, as they should be. We ensure your diamond or gemstone is sourced ethically, and we will discuss options, such as lab-grown diamonds, if you're looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly choice. Everything we do at Morgan & Co, is done with the environment in mind. Each diamond is ethically sourced and certified. You can read more about our sustainability choices here.

Don't Rush the Process

Selecting an engagement ring is a significant decision that should not be rushed. Take your time to explore different styles, compare prices, and work with our experienced and passionate team so we can help guide you through the process. 

Get the Right Ring Size

Ensuring the ring is the correct size is crucial. Sneak a ring from your partner's collection to the jeweller or ask her friends or family for help. If all else fails, it's safer to choose a slightly larger size, as resizing down is easier than resizing up.

Explore Customisation

View our bespoke collection here. Many couples are now choosing custom engagement rings to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Consider customising the ring to make it even more special and personal for your partner. Each of our engagement rings at Morgan & Co is bespoke, which means it’s made to order for you. This allows the engagement ring to really reflect your partner’s style and personality. We have a detailed blog about the reasons you should choose custom made over off the shelf engagement rings here. You can also read about what to expect at your consultation here.

Seek Expert Advice

Working with a reputable jeweller, is invaluable. A jeweller such as Morgan & Co, can provide guidance, answer questions, and help you find the perfect ring. We are rated number one jeweller on the Sunshine Coast and each engagement ring is Australian made and designed using the highest quality metals. Our master jewellers have been in the business for over 70 years and are the best in the country. Book you free consultation here to begin your journey with our team.

The Proposal is What Matters Most

Remember that while the engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment, the most important thing is the proposal itself. Choose a meaningful and romantic way to pop the question, and let your love shine through.


Buying an engagement ring is a significant step in your journey towards marriage. With careful consideration, a bit of research, and the guidance of an experienced jeweller, you can select the perfect ring that represents your love and commitment. The process of choosing the right ring should be a joyful and memorable experience, leading up to one of the most important moments of your love story. Our co-owners at Morgan & Co have a cosy studio located on the top of Buderim and we can not wait to meet you and help you design your forever ring. Get in touch here. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on What Men Should Know About Buying an Engagement Ring

Q. How much should I spend on an engagement ring?

    A. The amount you should spend depends on your financial situation and personal comfort. It's advisable to set a budget that aligns with your means and priorities.

    Q. How can I find out my partner's ring size without giving away the surprise?

      A. Borrow one of her rings from her collection, ask friends or family, or take a ring to a jeweller for sizing assistance.

      Q. What is the significance of the Four Cs when buying a diamond?

      A. The Four Cs - Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat Weight - determine the quality and value of a diamond. Understanding these factors will help you make an informed choice.

      Q. What are some popular engagement ring styles?

        A. Popular styles include solitaire, halo, three-stone, vintage, and contemporary designs. The choice depends on your partner's preferences.

        Q. How do I know if a jeweller is reputable?

          A. Look for reviews, certifications, and ethical sourcing practices. A reputable jeweller should have a strong reputation and be transparent about the origin of their stones.

          Q. Should I choose a lab-grown or natural diamond for the ring?

          A. The choice between lab-grown and natural diamonds depends on ethical considerations and your partner's preferences. Lab-grown diamonds are more sustainable and eco-friendly.

          Q. Can I customise the engagement ring to make it unique?

            A. Yes, many jewellers offer customisation options to create a one-of-a-kind ring that suits your partner's style and your unique love story.

            Q. How do I know which metal to choose for the ring's band?

              A. Consider your partner's style and skin tone. Common metals include white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum.

              Q. Is it okay to propose without a ring and choose it together later?

                A. Proposing without a ring is a personal choice. Many couples now choose to select the ring together to ensure it's a perfect match.

                Q. What's more important, the ring or the proposal itself?

                A. While the ring is a symbol of your commitment, the proposal is what matters most. It should be a meaningful and romantic moment that reflects your love and dedication.

                November 12, 2023 — Morgan Gaskin