Choosing Your Engagement Ring

Finding your perfect engagement ring should be an exciting process. At aetla, we want to make sure you feel as supported and comfortable as possible throughout the entire process. 

We are proud to showcase a curated edit of unique designers, all with signature aesthetics. We love modern alternative designs and we don’t believe in traditional proposal 'rules'. We instead focus on making sure that you feel confident in your choices, so that you and your partner leave aetla feeling thrilled with your rings.


Finding Your Aesthetic

We would always advise browsing our collections online first, to discover the aesthetics you like. If you're able to visit us in person we would love to see you in store, but if you live further afield we are well equipped to working remotely via email, phone and Zoom to hep you find your perfect ring.

It can be helpful to begin by considering yours or your partners personal style, what their daily life is like, and the jewellery they already wear, if any.

Are you drawn to minimalist and delicate designs, or statement, chunky pieces? Is there a particular stone you would like to have set in your ring? Perhaps you even have an inherited ring with diamonds or gemstones that you would like reworked into the aesthetic of one of our designers? If so, the bespoke process may be more suited for you.

Surprise Proposals

If you are planning to surprise your partner with a proposal, we would advise you to purchase the ring less than 14 days before the date you plan on proposing.  This gives you the flexibility to exchange or resize the ring you've chosen. 

If you need more time, we are often able to extend the exchange policy to 30 days for our selection of engagement rings - please contact us with the ring you are interested in purchasing for more details.

If after proposing you decide you would like to exchange the ring you have chosen for a different style, or go for a bespoke option, the purchased ring must be returned to us in an unworn state in order to be eligible for an exchange.


The Right Fit

If it's a surprise proposal, meaning we aren't able to check their ring size beforehand, we recommend proposing with an in stock ring from our gallery, as any made to order rings are non-exchangable and non-refundable. Then once you have proposed, pop into the gallery with your fiancee to have their finger measured, or if you live further afield, have their finger measured locally to you, then return the ring to us for sizing. We offer a free resize on all ring purchases over £1000.

If the ring you have chosen isn't resizable, we can take this ring back into stock (assuming it is in an unworn state) and order your chosen design in the correct ring size.  Making a new ring to size can take between 4-6 weeks, but please make us aware of any deadlines you may have, and we will aim to accommodate.

Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands 

We offer 10% off both of your wedding bands if you have purchased your engagement ring from us. Simply produce a copy of your receipt and we can apply the discount. The wedding bands we have in store are yellow gold, but other colours of gold, such as white or rose, or other metals, such a platinum or palladium, can be made to order. Please contact us for details.

Let Us Guide You

Sometimes it's helpful to just have a chat through your ideas, so please do get in touch with any questions you have. We would love to hear from you.