How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring
A diamond engagement ring represents your love and commitment. It is a way of expressing your love you have for your partner. Therefore choosing that diamond engagement ring should be done with careful planning. Here are a few pointers to help you make that decision.
The 4Cs of Diamond Quality
The price of a diamond stone depends upon the 4Cs - colour, cut, clarity and carat weight. Please go through our diamond education section to learn more about each factor in detail and to understand what diamond grade offers the best value for your price range.
Additionally, the shape (round, oval, heart, pear, marquise, etc.), dispersion, brilliance and scintillation also help determine the value of a diamond.
Selecting the metal
Jewellers generally use one of these three metals to make engagement rings - yellow gold, white gold or platinum. Among these, platinum is the most expensive metal as it resists tarnishing. It is also the most expensive to repair in case of any damage.
The most popular engagement rings are in yellow gold. They are available in 18-carat gold and 14-carat gold. Although these rings can show abrasions and show scratches, repairs are simpler and not so expensive.
White gold engagement rings have a silver-like colour that will wear over time, and you will need to restore them. The appeal of white gold is the budget-friendly price range and that it easily matches all other jewellery pieces.
Choose Your Setting Wisely
A perfect engagement ring should be unique and match the personality of the wearer. From simple solitaire settings to modern tension settings, there are endless options of custom and standard engagement ring settings. The most popular setting for engagement rings is prong settings. They make the centre diamond appear as if it is hanging, which in turn creates a brilliant sparkle. To learn more about diamond setting options, please go through our education centre.
Once you decide on the diamond and the setting, you can relax. Sunny Diamonds will then prepare your perfect engagement ring and get it ready for you to present to your beloved.
Certificate of Appraisal
On purchasing the diamond of your choice, you will receive a certificate of authenticity. This certificate confirms the value of the engagement ring and is what you require if you choose to insure your item. Most diamond certificates come from the American Gem Society (AGS) or the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), two of the most widely accepted diamond certifying organizations in the world. All of the Sunny Diamonds' diamonds come with such certificates of appraisals. Ensure that you do not purchase a diamond if it does not come with a certificate from a reputable organization.
A Warranty or guarantee
Depending on the piece of jewellery you purchase, your jeweller will offer some type of guarantee or warranty. For some pieces, you may get a lifetime warranty whereas for others it might be a limited-time money-back guarantee. You need to clearly understand what you are buying and the policies associated with it before you make your final purchase.
If you need any help selecting the perfect engagement ring for you, or have any questions regarding buying diamonds, feel free to reach out to us. Our experts are more than happy to help you.