Most popular shapes, metals and average price of engagement rings in Mayo

Best Engagement Rings in Mayo 2023

When looking for engagement rings in Mayo, 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!


County Mayo is a county located in the west of Ireland, known for its rugged coastline, picturesque towns, and rich cultural heritage. The county seat is Castlebar, the largest town in the county and a major center of government, culture and commerce. Other notable towns in County Mayo include Westport, Ballina, and Newport.

One of the county’s most famous attractions is the Croagh Patrick, a sacred mountain and an important pilgrimage site, that offers stunning views of Clew Bay and its many islands. Another must-see destination is the Museum of Country Life, located in Turlough, that provides an insight into the way of life in rural Ireland in the past century. Additionally, County Mayo offers a variety of outdoor activities and natural landscapes, such as the Wild Atlantic Way, the Mayo Dark Sky Park and the Connemara National Park.

What engagement rings are people buying in Mayo this year?

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From classic diamond solitaires to more unique and modern designs, Mayo 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 Mayo 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 Mayo. From our annual nationwide report, here we look at the most sought-after engagement rings among Mayo 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.

What are the most popular diamond shapes in Mayo?

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.

What are the most popular gemstones in Mayo 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.

Mark Proposes to Alison in Mayo

*Mark had been planning his proposal to *Alison for months. He knew that she was the one for him and he wanted to make the moment perfect. He had always been a bit of a traditionalist and decided that he would do it the old-fashioned way, with a ring and a knee.

Choosing the Ring

Mark had heard about Bespoke Diamonds through a friend and decided to check out their website. He was impressed with the selection and the straightforward process of buying an engagement ring online. He found the perfect ring, an oval solitaire on a gold band and was even able to choose the specific diamond he wanted to suit his budget. It was stunning, elegant and timeless, just like Alison. He felt confident that she would love it.

Mayo Born & Bred

Mark and Alison had both grown up in Mayo and had met each other in college. They had both studied IT and had decided to work remotely after graduation. They had been together for five years and had built a life together. They were both happy with their careers and loved the flexibility of remote work, but they also knew that they wanted to start a family together.

Mark decided to plan the proposal for a weekend when they were both back in Mayo, visiting their families. He had arranged for them to go for a walk along the beach, in the picturesque town of Westport, where he had often taken Alison on their early dates. He knew that it was a special place for both of them and that it would make the moment even more meaningful.

The Proposal!

The day finally came and Mark was a bundle of nerves. He was worried that he would mess up the proposal or that Alison would say no. But when they got to the beach, he saw the way she looked at him and he knew that everything would be okay.

He got down on one knee and took her hand. “Alison, I love you more than anything in the world. I can’t imagine my life without you. Will you marry me?”

Alison’s eyes welled up with tears as she looked at the ring. “Yes, Mark, I will,” she said, and they hugged each other tightly.

They spent the rest of the day celebrating with their families in Castlebar, and making plans for their future together. They know it will be filled with love, laughter and happiness.


*Names changed by request.


Why do people travel to Bespoke Diamonds from Mayo?

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 Mayo 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 but Mayo has been one of the exceptions. In recent years, people have chosen lab grown diamonds for various reasons including sustainability, ethical reasons and their lower price but some still prefer the idea of natural diamonds too. 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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