Top 5 rated articles
Dominatrix inspired sex tips - it's time to take control
Good enough to eat: Fruity beauty
Ayurveda: What's your Ayurvedic body type?
Postnatal fitness: How to lose weight after a baby
5 tantric sex tips for OMG orgasms
Diamonds explained: everything you ever wanted to know
Article in images

To commission or not to commission?


 - To commission or not to commission?
Pear cut ©
For (or five) C’s aside, there are still a number of other factors to consider when buying a diamond engagement ring.

Among them: choosing a metal and deciding on the number of stones; whether to buy before the proposal or choose together afterwards; whether to buy online or in a store; and whether to go with a ring that’s readymade or have one commissioned.

The latter, Straughton says, is becoming increasingly popular, despite being more expensive. When you have a ring commissioned, she says, “the designer will show you the stone and design the ring around the stone for you. You are getting something that’s a one-off.”

You’re also getting the experience of creating something together. This of course, she adds, can only really be done together, and generally won’t work well for someone who wants to have the ring in hand for a proposal.


Samantha Fields
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
What can you do with a chair to tone your bum?What can you do with a watermelon to slim down your waist?
7th episode: How to stay in shape while enjoying the company of your friendsGet a cardio workout with Johanna!
Latest… 28/03/2017
Here Is What You Need To Know About Lesbian Sex
Everything You Wanted To Know About The Vagina But Were Afraid To Ask
All You Need to Know About Male Orgasms
Here Is Everything You (Secretly) Wanted To Know About The G-Spot
See all Love & Sex guides
Video: The secrets behind the way you hold your drink
See all Love & Sex videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the wewomen latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...