Engagement Rings Guide
The decision to share the rest of your life with your partner is a significant one and an engagement ring is a representation of that commitment to each other. Durable and long lasting, a diamond is generally the stone of choice further signifying the commitment to an enduring and constant union.
Choosing the perfect engagement ring is the first integral step of your new lives together and is an exciting time with endless ring styles, diamond sizes, settings and more to choose from. It is important to note that the choice of engagement ring will be the single most important piece of jewellery you will ever purchase for or with your partner.
So, do you choose the engagement ring for your bride or choose it together?
If you decide to choose the ring for your partner there are several things to bear in mind:
Take some time to assess the shape and size of your partner's hands as this will assist you in deciding the shape or style of engagement ring to suit. A woman with large hands and long fingers could certainly wear an audacious diamond whereas a wide band may be more suitable for a woman with tiny hands and fingers as this would help to elongate her hand and fingers.
Think about the type of work your partner is involved in as a woman generally likes to wear an engagement ring always, without having to remove it every day and you need to ensure the style of engagement ring is one that allows her to do this.
There are so many diamond shapes to choose from, so do some window shopping. Compare the trilliant, heart, round, and oval shapes and try to tie this in with the shape and size of her hands to determine the shape of diamond you feel would be perfect for her.
Emerald Cut Diamond
Rectangular in shape, the outer edges of the stone are flat planes.
Oval Cut Diamond
As the name suggests an Oval shaped Diamond. The Oval Diamond seemingly lengthens hands and fingers.
Pear Cut Diamond
Combines features of the Marquise and Oval shaped Diamonds to resemble a teardrop.
Marquise Cut Diamond
An elongated shape with pointed edges. The Marquise shape is inspired by the smile of the Marquise de Pompadour.
Heart Cut Diamond
The Heart shaped Diamond is romantic perfection.
Asscher Cut Diamond
A modified square cut Emerald Diamond, the Asscher Diamond is characterised by a smaller table and step facet.
Radiant Cut Diamond
The Radiant Cut Diamond is a straight-edged square to rectangular shape.
Trilliant Cut Diamond
A unique triangle shaped Diamond with equal sides.
This can be difficult as the cut refers to the ability of the diamond to reflect and catch the light. The best choice is a stone with good proportions for that all over sparkle.
Take note of the jewellery your partner currently wears. Is she wearing platinum or gold? Remember the metal of the band is vitally important. Diamonds International offer engagement rings in 18K White Gold, 18K Yellow Gold, a combination of both, and platinum.
If you are unsure of which setting or metal to choose then surprise the one you love with a Loose Diamond from the Diamonds International collection. You can then design the perfect engagement ring together.