Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

It’s coming up to Valentines Day and many nervous men are currently planning on how they’re going to “pop the question” to their loved one in just a few days time.  Many will have already purchased an engagement ring, and many will still be thinking about buying one.

Whilst researching for an article on Tesco wedding insurance earlier today, I happened to notice that Tesco Direct appear to be selling engagement rings. The nosey person that I am, I then went on to see how well these compared price wise.  Quite well as it turned out!  Now I’m no jeweller so I had to compare on simple specification alone, but these Tesco rings seemed to be somewhat cheaper when compared to their high street rivals.

An 18ct white gold, 1ct solitaire diamond ring is available from the Tesco website, at the time of writing for £2585. A similar ring, albeit with only a 0.75ct stone can be found on the Goldsmiths website for a staggering £1400 more!  Ok, it’s hard to tell from a picture exactly what each ring looks like but that’s quite a saving!  There may, of course, be a significant difference in the quality of the diamond in each ring, but then how many people are going to really be able to spot such a difference?

I don’t think there’s really anything wrong with buying an engagement ring online either.  There are a number of independent jewellers online too that are also able to offer significant savings due to their lower overheads.  My wife ordered my wedding ring (a simple, but chunky white gold band) online and ended up paying half what she would have on the high street.  If time is on your side, you could always order something and if you didn’t like it, simply return it for a full refund.

Finally, of course, anything you buy from Tesco Direct also earns you Clubcard points, currently with double points for every £1 spent.  That could be a staggering £50 of Clubcard points which, when multiplied by 4 as part of a Clubcard deal, would be a wonderful free romantic meal for two to celebrate your engagement.

Adam Leyton

A little bit about Adam Leyton, founder of CompareWeddingInsurance.org.uk

Adam has been working in the wedding industry since 2006. As a keen advocate of wedding insurance, he launched a comparison website in 2009. See his Google+ profile.