Steven Stone Tips On Buying Diamond Engagement Rings
If you’re a man/couple taking those first steps to buying a special diamond engagement ring, today’s post will give you expert tips and guidance. So if you’re browsing the web or scanning high street jewellers windows for inspiration, these tips will help you on the finer details of engagement ring shopping. Firstly it’s important to take your time on deciding the style of setting and band you want for your ring. With thousands of styles available there’s lots to think of, and many couples chose to make the engagement ring selection process a joint effort. This is so the ring choice is perfect and a piece that will be treasured. The best way to buy an engagement ring is to select the ring style you want and choose the diamond or diamonds to be set in it. The amount of diamond set on your ring, depends on the style.
Styles of Diamond Engagement Ring Settings
The solitaire – this is the most traditional and simplest style, where the diamond is singularly set on a metal band.
Diamond Shoulder Set – very much like the solitaire but with an arrangement of diamonds set on the shoulders.
Three Stone Diamond Ring – Three diamonds set on a band with significant meaning of a relationship – the past, the present and the future.
Halo Diamond Style – This is a popular, vintage inspired style where the centre stone is surrounded by a halo of diamonds.
The next step is to choose the diamonds you want set on the ring. Learning and understanding diamonds doesn’t have to be difficult. All you really need to know is the different diamond shapes and the 4Cs of a diamond, which determines its quality and price. The four Cs include – cut, colour, carat weight and clarity. To learn more about these characteristics check out our expert Diamond Buying Guide.
The image below shows each diamond shape and cut, to help you with your selection.