Take your time. It's a very important decision. It shouldn't be rushed.
Nowadays most people’s first reaction when they are going to buy anything is to “have a quick look on the internet” and engagement rings are no different! Men want to get some idea of the price. Girls just want to look at rings! The men want to know some, or all of the technical stuff - Colour, Clarity, Carat, Cut etc. The girls just want to look at rings! Really, there is no substitute for coming in to have a look. Sure, a notion of what you want to spend is very helpful but you really can’t appreciate the size or beauty of a diamond without seeing it in person. Even if you can view the certificate online it won't give you a true impression of the diamond.
Come in and have a look. We can explain all the technical stuff while you’re here. Go away and have a look around. Come back for a second look. Come back next weekend and have another look. Really, we’re used to it. Take your time. It’s a very important decision. It shouldn’t be rushed. Most importantly if you are buying a diamond for your fiancee we will exchange or refund it without hesitation should it not prove to be her perfect ring.
The closer a diamond approaches colourless, the rarer and more valuable the stone. Diamonds with a strong pure colour are extremely rare and are called 'fancies'.
A diamonds' clarity is determined by the degree to which it is free from naturally occurring inclusions, often called 'natures fingerprints'.
Carat refers to weight and relates to the size of a diamond. One carat is divided into 100 points. Therefore, a diamond weighing 50 points is half a carat.
A good cut releases the life, fire and sparkle of a diamond through the arrangement and proportions of its facets.
Men. If you are thinking of coming in alone, please do. It can be quite a daunting experience but we will do everything we can to help. Try to have some idea of what she likes. Choose a ring, give it to her. If she would like to change it, no problem. If she has seen one somewhere else, no problem. We will refund.
Women. Men have a pretty low boredom threshold, so it really is a good idea to come for a look on your own. If you prefer, come with a friend or your sister, or your Mum. It just means that, when you bring your man in, he only has to look at 6 rings instead of 60!
And if you buy a Malcolms ring, and, of course we hope you do, we will look after it forever. We will clean, polish and revalue your ring, free of charge, forever. You see, it's your ring, but it’s our ring too. So come in, have a look, and experience OUR difference.