NOVEMBER is a perfect time to make one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make in your life: an engagement ring.
That’s because there are plenty of Black Friday engagement ring deals around, with the chance to make fantastic savings on gold, silver and platinum diamond rings
If you’re thinking of popping the question in 2021, now’s the time to get organised.
*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn’t mean you can’t find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price.
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When is Black Friday 2020?
Black Friday traditionally falls on the day after the USA’s Thanksgiving holiday each year.
Thanksgiving is on November 26 this year, which means that the Black Friday sales will be on November 27.
But don’t feel like you’ll need to make an impulsive purchase on the day – many jewellery stores start discounting their wares from the beginning of November, so there’s plenty of time to find the perfect piece.
When is Cyber Monday 2020?
Cyber Monday 2020 falls on Monday, November 30 this year.
Typically, sales continue from Black Friday through the weekend and Cyber Monday.
More Great Black Friday Deals
Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we’ve found around the web
Which jewellers will have the best Black Friday engagement ring sales in 2020?
There are several large retailers in this category and they should all be offering Black Friday engagement ring deals this year.
Remember that engagement rings are a real investment purchase so make sure to shop around because there’s plenty of competition in the jewellery business and you might find a similar ring cheaper elsewhere.
Here are just some of the Black Friday engagement ring sales you can check out:
What Black Friday engagement ring deals were available last year?
As usual, there will be some excellent discounts to be had on engagement rings for women – and engagement rings for men too.
Deciding first on your engagement ring budget will help you to narrow down your choices, whether you choose white gold, yellow gold or platinum.
Remember that the engagement ring should match the wedding ring to prevent damage caused by two different metals rubbing together.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy an engagement ring?
Black Friday is an excellent time to buy an engagement ring, because you might be able to afford a more expensive ring for your budget or buy a ring from a more expensive store – remember to keep an open mind and to shop around.
Many higher-end retailers offer 0% interest-free credit options too, which can really help you to manage your finances by paying off the ring over several months – Goldsmiths, Ernest Jones, Mappin & Webb and T.H Baker all offer this service.
What are the best engagement rings you can buy in 2020?
Just like anything else, engagement ring choices are subject to fashion trends, with many taking their inspiration from Instagram as well as the engagement ring choices of celebrities and royals such as Meghan Markle.
Looking to see what’s hot this year? Just stick the hashtag #BridesRings into Instagram or check out this recent Brides.com feature on engagement ring trends.
As well as trends, younger engagement ring wearers are becoming more concerned about sustainability and transparency – if environmental ethics are important to your partner, you will need to consider this when making your purchase too.
How much should I spend on an engagement ring?
The old rule of thumb used to be that an engagement ring should cost three months’ salary, although recently that sum has been lowered so the cost of an engagement ring is equivalent to one month’s salary.
Research from Allianz from 2016 found that men typically spend £573 on an engagement ring, so spending the national average on an engagement ring is another option.
Of course, there’s no set rule for how much you should spend on an engagement ring – the style and design of the ring are far more important, as is what the engagement ring ultimately symbolises.
Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.
PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.
GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.
CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.
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