Free engagement ring advice

Helping you make a confident decision on your engagement ring


I totally get it. Engagement rings are a big commitment, both financially and emotionally, and making the right choice can be stressful.

And yep, learning the basics about the 4 Cs and diamonds is pretty easy. After a couple of hours reading you’ll have a good handle on the basics.

But using this basic knowledge to make a final decision on your engagement ring can be nerve-wracking. You want to make sure you get the biggest and most brilliant diamond, but with thousands of stones available, locking it down to just one to spend your hard-earned money on can be daunting.

I offer completely free advice to make sure that you’re 100% confident that you have got the highest quality diamond and the most beautiful engagement ring for your budget.

I’m happy to answer any question, no matter how small, but here’s how I usually help people:

Find the best ring for your budget

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If you know what you want, but can’t find the right ring to fit into your budget, I’ll search over half a million diamonds and tens of thousands of ring setting styles and provide you with several options, then work with you to find the one that is perfect for you.

This can save you thousands of dollars over trying to find the ring yourself, especially if you’re considering buying from a bricks and mortar retailer.

Choosing from a shortlist

If you have a shortlist of diamonds, but aren’t sure which is the best stone to choose, I can help.

Two diamonds. Same size. Same quality. Same price. One correct choice.

So how do you choose between them?

I’ll tell you exactly which diamond to pick and provide a detailed, easy-to-understand explanation of why.

Help you discover what you’re looking for, and then help you find it

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the whole process and aren’t sure where to start, I’ll work with you to discover your preferences and then present a selection of diamond and setting combinations for you to review.

From there we can work together to narrow down that selection until we find the one ring that is perfect for you.

You’ll be tapping into years of experience, rather then trying to work it all out for yourself.

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I work with you, for you

You may be asking yourself why I offer free advice, and it’s an understandable question.

While working with me will cost you absolutely nothing, I do get compensated for my time.

I have ‘affiliate’ relationships with several jewelry retailers, which means that if you buy your ring from them then I may receive a commission. This commission comes out of their profit margin, and costs you nothing.

Having relationships with several retailers means that I am not tied to any one. I can review over half a million diamonds and find the one that is right for you. And if the best deal for you is with someone I don’t have a relationship with then that’s OK – I’ll tell you that too.

Ask for my help and I am working for you, rather than the retailers.

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How I’ve helped others recently:



Dom W
Cleveland, OH

“Alastair really simplifies the perhaps daunting (at first!) buying a ring experience into one that actually becomes enjoyable.

You find out what really matters when choosing the right engagement ring.

Would recommend Ringspo to anyone considering getting engaged as it really helped me make the right choice.”


“I came across Ringspo while trying to find a diamond online for an engagement ring. It is not a simple purchase and there is lots of info to take on board to make the right decision. I also spoke to quite a few other online specialists but the service from Alastair stood out a mile in comparison.

Alastair provided detailed guidance, explanations and help together with lots of patience needed for answering what must seem like very simple questions from me. In the end Ringspo helped me find the perfect diamond within my budget. I would recommend any guy to make their first port of call!”


Mic Singh
Birmingham, UK



Gerald Barton
Toronto, ON

“After trawling through the Internet and doing some research I had the chosen the setting but having no previous experience when purchasing jewellery, never mind diamonds, I then contacted Alastair. From my initial email and all future correspondence the responses I received were extremely efficient , understandable and personal. 

I would highly recommend contacting this website if you are unsure or are having difficulty with any problems when buying yourengagement ring. The end result of my chosen setting and the knowledgeable responses and diamond selection was fantastic. Everyone has since commented on the diamond and ring.”

If you’d like me to help you be confident with your purchase decision, then use the form or send me an email at

If you have any preferences then let me know.

  • Do you have a particular carat weight, clarity grade or color that you are looking for?
  • Have you already identified a few options, but aren’t sure which one is the best choice?
  • Are you just looking for the biggest diamond you can get for your budget?

We will work together to find the perfect ring for you, so you can be confident that you are making the right decision with your engagement ring.

I hope to be able to help you soon,


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