Choosing an Engagement Ring
When you start looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring it can feel like a bit of a minefield. With so much choice in terms of shape, colour, clarity, carat weight & style it can become overwhelming trying to choose the right ring.
The best place to start is usually the shape of the diamond. This is often made easier if the potential wearer has expressed their preferred shape. The most popular cut is the round brilliant- this shape is timeless and has the most facets, allowing lots of light to pass through the diamond and give it a good sparkle. More recently, the oval diamond has grown in popularity as it elongates the ring finger. For something a little different, the marquise cut is also making a revival.
Once you have chosen the shape of the diamond, you can focus on balancing the colour, clarity and carat weight with your budget and the preferences of the wearer. Knowing your partner is key to this one- are they particular about the size of the centre stone? Are the whiteness and clarity of the diamond important to them? Does your partner prefer a more sparkly look or are they more modest in their jewellery preferences?
After choosing the centre diamond you can consider the ring mount. A mount with fewer claws offers a modern look and allows lots of light to pass through the diamond, whereas a mount with additional claws offers a more classic look with extra security to the diamond. Consider whether the wearer would prefer a single stone ring or one with shoulder diamonds. If you are unsure, then a single stone diamond ring is classic and can be matched with a diamond eternity ring to add sparkle.
Above all, remember that at Diamond Jewelry United we are here to help. You can contact us with any questions via email:[email protected] or by phone: +44 208 905 5672. We offer a 60 day returns policy, signed appraisal, a lifetime guarantee on the durability of our diamonds and a GIE certificate to confirm the attributes of your diamond.