In the quest for the perfect engagement ring, preferences and budgets vary greatly across Ireland. A recent survey conducted by McGuire Diamonds reveals fascinating trends in average spending, popular diamond shapes, and preferred metals in each county. This comprehensive analysis offers a unique glimpse into the engagement ring choices of Irish couples in 2023-2024.
The survey indicates a strong leaning towards the Round Brilliant cut across several counties, affirming its status as the most popular diamond shape in Ireland. The Oval and Emerald cuts are also gaining popularity, reflecting a blend of tradition and contemporary tastes. When it comes to metal choices, 18ct Yellow Gold leads, with 71% opting for its timeless charm. Platinum, preferred by 22%, and 18ct White Gold, follow closely, indicating diverse aesthetic preferences across the country.
Interestingly, while 77% of customers still prefer making an appointment to select their engagement ring, a significant 23% are comfortable making this important purchase directly online through mcguirediamonds.ie. This shift underscores the growing confidence in online shopping, even for such significant life events as engagements.
Our survey paints a vivid picture of the engagement ring landscape in Ireland. From the bustling streets of Dublin to the scenic backdrop of Galway, the preferences in ring styles, cuts, and metals are as diverse as the counties themselves. At McGuire Diamonds, we celebrate this diversity and are committed to providing a range of choices to suit every style and budget, whether you prefer the convenience of shopping online or the personal touch of an in-store appointment.