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Most popular rings, shapes, metals and average price

Best Engagement Rings in Limerick 2023

When looking for engagement rings in Limerick, your search cannot be complete without a visit to Bespoke Diamonds. Our customers travel to us from all over Ireland to find their perfect engagement ring. Our rings are custom made in Ireland for every customer so you can choose your own design, setting, diamond/gemstone, metal and any other features. Book your appointment today!

What engagement rings are people buying in Limerick this year?

Planning on popping the question in Limerick this year?

From classic diamond solitaires to more unique and modern designs, Limerick couples know what they like and are not afraid to travel and browse online to suit their taste and budget.

Many local jewelry stores in Limerick only offer a selection of engagement ring styles and cannot offer a complete range. Choosing your engagement ring should be fun and you shouldn’t be limited to whatever the “local store” can offer. Create the perfect ring that reflects your personal style and values whether that is something traditional or more contemporary, we can help you can find a beautiful engagement ring that is perfect for you.

The latest trend, the popular option, or something uniquely yours?

While trends can change from year to year, there are a few classic and timeless styles that are always popular among couples in Limerick. From our annual nationwide report, here we look at the most sought-after engagement rings among Limerick couples in 2022, from solitaire diamond rings to halo designs and beyond. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something a little more unique, there’s sure to be a ring on this list that catches your eye.

Index

County Limerick is a county located in the midwest of Ireland, known for its rich history, charming towns and beautiful landscapes. The county seat and largest city is Limerick City, a vibrant and historic city that is home to a wide variety of cultural, artistic and educational institutions. Other notable towns in County Limerick include Castleconnell, Adare, and Kilmallock.

One of the county’s major attractions is the King John’s Castle, a 13th-century fortress located on the banks of the River Shannon that offers a glimpse into the rich history of the city. Another must-see destination is the Lough Gur, an ancient lake that is home to a wide range of historical and archaeological sites, including a prehistoric settlement, stone circles, and standing stones. Additionally, County Limerick is known for its picturesque countryside, the charming small towns and villages such as Bruff and Pallasgreen, and for the Limerick City of Culture in 2014, celebrating the local culture and heritage.

What are the most popular diamond shapes in Limerick?

The shape of a diamond refers to the overall outline or silhouette of the stone, while the cut refers to the proportions, symmetry, and polish of the diamond. The shape of a diamond can greatly affect its appearance and how it sparkles and shines.

The fire and shine of a diamond refer to the rainbow-like flashes of color that are visible when the diamond is moved or viewed from different angles. The fire and shine of a diamond are affected by the cut and overall quality of the diamond, not just the shape. A well-cut diamond will have a higher level of fire and shine, regardless of its shape.

Neil & Laura from Limerick's Engagement Ring

Here at Bespoke Diamonds, we have customers coming to us from far and wide in search of their perfect ring. Last week was no different when we met Laura and Neil from Adare, Co. Limerick who came to us after months of searching around their locality for a ring but to no avail. Laura had a clear vision of what she wanted and when she couldn’t the exact ring she wanted in Limerick, she came to us.

Limerick Couple Seeking the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

Laura is an avid user of Pinterest and had seen her dream engagement ring online. She wanted a classic style three stone  with a high setting and a white gold head. Although, she had shopped around many jewellers in Limerick, she had yet to see one that would meet her exact requirements.

So, Neil and Laura made the long trip all the way from Limerick. She had seen on the website a ring that she liked and was hoping it would meet her requirements. During the appointment, Laura tried on the three stone engagement ring TR1025 and it was almost the perfect ring. Laura wanted the setting to be just that little bit higher and for the carat weight to be adjusted.  Our team of designers were happy to make these amendments and 4 weeks later the ring was ready to be collected.

Yellow gold three stone diamond engagement ring TR1025 - on hand

What are the most popular gemstones in Limerick this year?

Gemstone engagement rings are a beautiful and unique alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings and can also be used in other types of rings and jewellery. They offer a range of colours, styles, and shapes to choose from, allowing couples to find a ring that perfectly reflects their personal taste and style. Gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and morganites are popular choices and can add a pop of colour and personality to the piece. Whether you want a classic, elegant look or a more modern, trendy design, there is a gemstone out there to suit your preferences.

Here we rank the most popular gemstones used in any of our pieces including engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets in the last year.

Why Bespoke Diamonds?

Why do people travel to Bespoke Diamonds from Limerick?

An engagement ring is a big purchase and something you will wear forever – when choosing yours, doesn’t it make sense to explore all the options? Nowhere has as many options as Bespoke Diamonds – if we don’t have a design you like, we will make it for you! Whether it’s a tweak on our designs or something you have seen somewhere else, our skilled goldsmiths can create anything while our ring consultants will advise you on every detail.

Our 1-hour consultations give you all the time you need to discuss your preferences, learn all about diamonds, lab grown diamonds, gemstones, ring metals and the pros and cons of every style and setting.

The best price for your budget

At Bespoke Diamonds, we can source the perfect diamond or gemstone for your budget. If you see a ring you like but need the diamond to be smaller or bigger, we can immediately give you a range of options which can be used in that setting. This means you never pay more than you want to and can choose the best quality diamond for your budget.

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This year has seen a number of rings and diamond shapes become increasingly popular. While these rings don’t feature on our top seller list, they are worth mentioning as their popularity has increased substantially compared to the previous 12 months.

Radiant Cut Diamond Rings:

Modern, rectangular shape and brilliant cut facets, unique look, sparkle and fire.

Cushion Cut Diamond Rings:

Rectangular or square shape, “pillow” appearance, warm and cozy, popular choice.

Sapphire Engagement Rings:

Durable, blue colour, outsold many diamond shapes this year.

Side-Stone Engagement Rings:

Variation of solitaire ring, with added diamonds on the band, popular for those who want to stand out.

Coloured Diamond Engagement Rings:

Yellow, blue, grey, black and brown diamonds are all being requested more this year.

Breakout Trends in Engagement Rings for 2023

Who Chooses the Engagement Ring?

Couples Together vs Man/One Partner

More couples choosing an engagement ring in Limerick come in together rather than having one partner pick the ring. This can be a practical solution and ensures that the receiver of the ring will love it. However, our “Love it or Return it” guarantee* gives partners the confidence to choose on their own should they want to (if the receiver of the ring would like to change the ring within 100 days, we will take the ring back in exchange for another design or custom design.
We do notice that this varies around the country and particularly in country towns and rural areas.

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Natural Diamond vs Lab Grown Diamond

This year we have seen a huge swing towards lab grown diamonds and Cavan is no exception. In recent years, people have chosen lab grown diamonds for various reasons including sustainability, ethical reasons and their lower price. We see this trend continuing next year and also expect lab grown gemstones and lab grown coloured diamonds to make their mark too. Not included in this figure are Moissanite Engagement Rings which we have seen increase in sales again this year.

Click for the ultimate guide to Lab Grown Diamonds in Ireland.

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