Six Rules of Engagement Ring ShoppingHere are six rules you need to know before you start shopping for engagement rings. 4Cs of a diamond update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = cut, clarity, carat and colour) you should determine what shape of diamond your future fiancée would want or has mentioned in the past. Remember that a diamonds shape is not the same as a diamonds cut – shape indicates the visual geometry of the stone, where as diamond cut refers to the number of facets and angles the diamond has to measure the amount of light the stone reflects for brilliance and sparkle. Here are the diamond Shapes available.
2. Rules of Buying an Engagement Ring: Diamond SettingsYou need to pick a setting she will love. The setting is the head of the metal ring where the diamond or diamonds are mounted. Here some examples of popular engagement ring settings. Prong Set engagement rings – The diamond is held with 3, 4 or 6 metal claw prongs either mounted on the head of the ring or in a basket shape on the band. The prongs can either be V-shaped, pointed, flat or rounded. Three Stone Setting engagement rings – Also called trilogy diamond engagement rings, three diamonds are either set in a row all the same size or the centre stone is slightly larger than the two other diamonds for a tapered effect. Bezel setting engagement rings – a modern engagement ring setting where a metal rim fully surrounds the shape of a diamond. Tension setting engagement rings – The diamond looks like it's floating in the setting as it's tension set in-between the metal. Shoulder set diamond engagement rings - the shoulders of an engagement ring are set with a number of diamonds -
- Channel set - a row of diamonds set in-between the two horizontal grooves of the shoulders.
- Pavé set – where clusters of small diamonds are set in tiny beds of the metal to make the shoulders look like they have been paved in glitter.
- Claw set – where smaller diamonds are set in metal claws on the shoulders of the ring.
- Channel End – vertical thin strips of metal between the shoulder stones to securely hold them in place.