Cut, colour, clarity, carat… cost! Picking out a “forever” ring can be as daunting as it is exciting, especially if more than one style tickles your fancy. Luckily armed with this handy guide and your RCS Card or an RCS Personal Loan, finding the perfect ring will be no biggie.




Colourful engagement rings are having their moment in 2017 and they’re the perfect choice for a non-traditional bride. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are timeless, but ever since Big proposed to Carrie with that gorgeous black diamond ring, black diamonds are where it’s at. They’re cool and mysterious and with a quick and easy RCS Personal Loan you can show off the stunning black diamond solitaire (R31 499, American Swiss). Every bride needs something blue to wear on her wedding day and we’ve got you covered with the lovely 9ct yellow gold, aquamarine and diamond ring (R3 499, Sterns) or the 9ct white gold tanzanite and diamond ring that will make you feel like a royal (R12 999, Sterns, pictured).




If you’re the active, outdoorsy type then a band might be the right choice for you. But don’t worry, they don’t have to be boring. Choose one with a twist (9ct rose gold infinity band, R5 999, Sterns), a chunky diamond band (18ct white gold three-row diamond eternity ring, R12 987, NWJ Jewellery, pictured) or start stacking with the pretty 9ct white gold anniversary ring (R2 999, Sterns).




Ladies everywhere are falling head over heels in love with the feminine combination of rose gold and the pink gemstone morganite. Feel like a princess with the sparkly 9ct rose gold morganite and diamond promise ring (R6 999, Sterns) and join us in swooning over the simplistic beauty of the Nefertiti morganite engagement ring (R19 780, Scarab Jewellery, pictured).




If the thought of engagement rings makes you see little blue Tiffany boxes, then the eternally chic solitaire or halo-style ring is the one for you. For a bit of glamour choose a stunning double halo (R18 199, American Swiss) or oval halo (price on request, Arthur Kaplan, pictured). And for simple elegance nothing beats a 9ct yellow gold solitaire (R6 999, Galaxy & Co.).




Cluster rings are an affordable way to go big – you can never have too many diamonds, right? They’re versatile and fun and we’re loving the flamboyant 9ct gold marquise diamond cluster ring (R6 994, NWJ Jewellery, pictured) and the square 18ct white gold diamond cluster ring (R18 200, NWJ Jewellery).




Go for something different with a split shank band – that’s when the band splits in two as it intersects at the diamond. The disc ring (R3 999, American Swiss) offers something unique and modern to place on your ring finger, while the floating halo diamond ring (R14 285, Eternity Diamonds, pictured) has something wonderfully different about it.


An RCS Personal Loan is the perfect way to make sure you get the ring of your dreams. With flexible repayment options and cash within 24 hours, you can shop around stress free. Apply for an RCS Personal Loan today, and get a decision in seconds!


* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.