Picking out an engagement ring that you’ll cherish forever can be a daunting task. Whether you’re leaving it to your partner or choosing together, it’s important to know what you’re looking for and set a budget before you visit the jewellery store. The diamond solitaire remains the most popular engagement ring, but there are plenty of ways to modify your ring so that it stands out from the crowd.
There are plenty of different cuts to choose from when it comes to engagement rings. The most unusual cuts include Asscher, Cushion Cut, Trillion Cut and Heart-Shaped diamonds. The Asscher cut is a square shape with 7 facets and blunted corners. It is a stepped design with a great deal of history behind it. The Cushion cut is an antique design that has a rectangular outline and sides that bow outwards. The complex arrangement of facets is guaranteed to give it a unique brilliance. Heart-shaped diamonds are not to everyone’s taste, but the romantic shape will set it apart from other engagement rings. The Trillion cut is triangular and modelled on the round brilliant design, blending classic with contemporary innovation.
A Unique Band
To personalize a classic diamond solitaire, why not change an aspect of the engagement band? Traditional bands are yellow gold, white gold or platinum and tend to be slim and polished to a high shine. Try adding a meaningful engraving or filigree on the band for a more personalized style. Large diamonds can be set within a wider band, but be wary of wide bands if you’re choosing a smaller diamond as this will not look proportionate. You could also choose a different type of metal for the engagement band, like tungsten carbide or red gold. It really is a matter of personal taste, so don’t feel constrained by the rings available from chain jewellery stores.
Vintage and Bespoke Engagement Rings
Engagement rings are traditionally set with diamonds. Diamonds can be of three main varieties- natural, synthetic, and imitation. You can even have a memorial diamond created for you, to help commemorate a loved one. This will ensure your ring is especially meaningful to you. Diamonds can come in many colors, not just the traditional white. Don’t feel tied down to the standard when it comes to choosing your unique ring. You want it to reflect your one of a kind personality, love, and relationship.