If you’re reading this article, it’s pretty safe to say that you have admired the beauty of engagement rings before. Either you have gushed over your friend’s ring or perused the many websites containing multitudes of diamond rings. The point is you have thought about the engagement ring of your dreams, but there are so many gorgeous options that it can be difficult to decide.
Choosing Cut and Quality
To start, we have to differentiate between the types of diamonds that are available, or in other words, the ‘cut’. The cut of a diamond is determined by its shape and its quality. The shapes of a diamond are round, oval, princess, marquise, pear, heart, emerald, radiant, cushion, and Asscher. A well-cut diamond is most desirable. I’m not a diamond cutter, but if the cut is too deep or too shallow, it’s just not as sparkly. And let’s be honest, every girl wants a sparkly diamond. After all, as Marilyn Monroe once said, “Diamonds are a girl's best friend.”
Once you have chosen the shape of your diamond, you can move on to what kind of setting most appeals to you. The diamond solitaire engagement ring has a single diamond that can be inserted into a variety of metal bands, such as platinum, yellow gold, white gold, and sterling silver.
For a simplistic beauty…
For individuals who appreciate simplicity, choosing a solitaire ring with a reasonably sized diamond would be the way to go. A more detailed ring can be described as a solitaire ring with side accents. The diamond in the center is the main focus, but the smaller diamonds on the sides add an exquisite touch.
Add a little pizzaz…
For the girl with a flair for the big things in life, there are three stone rings, where three diamonds lay in a row on the top of the ring. Some might say they represent the past, present, and future with your spouse (cue the “awwwws”).
For traditional elegance…
Some people are more traditional and love the classic white diamond, but others would like to see some color on their rings! There are blue, black, champagne, green, purple, and pink diamonds that can be placed in your engagement ring if you so desire. Below are some favorites that I saw online. In order: solitaire, solitaire with side accents, three stone, a couple of eye-catching sapphire rings, and a marquis cut three stone ring that is simply gorgeous.
I hope you had as much fun reading this article as I had writing it. It’s always nice to look at pretty things, don’t you think? Now, go pick out your ring!