Diamond engagement rings are a powerful symbol of commitment and anticipation of future happiness. They’re meant for constant wear, both at home and in public. When choosing your ideal rings, there are many factors to consider.
Before shopping, it’s important to determine your budget. You shouldn’t feel pressured to spend more than you’re comfortable with. At the same time, skimping on quality for a lower price isn’t necessary. Find a range you’re satisfied with, and search for something in the middle. If a financial surprise occurs, you will have a cushion.
Diamond certification is paperwork confirming the stone’s traits. Documentation from a reputable laboratory isn’t an appraisal of monetary value. It lets you know the exact type of diamond you’re getting, down to a unique identification number. Valentin Magro only uses GIA certified diamonds.
Precious metal is resistant to corrosion, oxidation and other chemical reactions. It’s also easy to form into elaborate creations which fit around a finger. Platinum and white gold offset lighter colored diamonds. Yellow and rose gold add warmth and contrast. Try looking at different images before deciding what you like best.
Diamond cut refers to the design and craftmanship that goes into a finished jewel. It can also refer to whether the diamond is brilliant, step or otherwise shaped to interact with light. Cut quality can be modest, breathtaking and everything in between. Even the highest rated stone pales in comparison to what you find pleasing.
Settings determine how the diamond sits in the ring. Prong sets are popular, especially four or six prongs for a round brilliant cut diamond. Other choices include the bezel set, which surround the stone’s perimeter in metal. Settings like channel and pave hold many jewels at once.