‘Finding an engagement ring is obviously a very big decision, says Christie’s jewellery specialist Geoff Young, browsing a selection of some of the brilliant stones he works with each day. ‘It’s a big question: ‘Will you marry me?’
In this video, Young casts a specialist eye over dazzling pieces, from classic diamond rings to jewels set with yellow, pink and blue sapphires. With over 15 years of experience, he is full of advice: ‘I am always asked about the four c’s – clarity, colour, cut and carat weight’.
‘The best bit advice I’ve ever been given is to look at the back of a piece of jewellery,’ says Young, who gives his tips for assessing a potential purchase. Check back in for further videos and features with the specialists at Christie’s South Kensington, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of special events.