A new study has revealed that nearly a third (32%) of women are disappointed in the engagement ring chosen by their partner.

This come via a study by London-based jeweller Queensmith, a resident of the capital’s Hatton Garden.

Their reason could be that they hoped for a larger diamond (11%), or that they wished the piece was more unusual (11%).


Others would have preferred a custom-made engagement ring, the jeweller found in its study.

Meanwhile, the research also suggested that almost half (46%) of UK women either choose the ring themselves, or with a partner.

Eddi Norris, design consultant and gemmologist at Queensmith, said that engagement ring trends have shifted since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

He commented: “People have a greater desire than ever to create meaningful, rational and sensible purchases during the ongoing uncertainty caused by Covid-19.

“This has led to a particular rise in minimalist style since the pandemic began.

“Ring buyers are opting for simple designs that allow them to invest in the best diamond they can. Refined designs will also stand the test of time and remain in style.”