Your engagement ring journey doesn’t end after finalising a design and picking the perfect diamond or moissanite.
There’s one more crucial decision;
What’s the best metal to have an engagement ring made in?
Certain precious metals are all-around better choices for an engagement ring.
The traditional 4C model is a great tool to understand how a diamond’s four main characteristics affect its price and appearance:
- Cut – Precision and quality of craftsmanship.
- Carat – Weight and size.
- Clarity – Purity.
- Colour. – How white a gemstone appears.
I have been receiving email enquiries about diamond investing at a record level and I’ll gladly share my thoughts and recommendations for you to make an informed decision when considering diamonds as an investment. I promise to be as objective as possible.
The world’s most brilliant gemstone.
Did you know that moissanite has higher brilliance, fire and sparkle than a diamond? True story!
Welcome… to a rather misunderstood topic.
If you want your engagement ring to look amazing, it’s important to ensure the main diamond is the star of the show and has all the brilliance and fire you would expect from a diamond.
Fluorescence is a little-known diamond specification that can drastically alter the price and appearance of any diamond you cross paths with.
Mother nature rolled the dice and around 30% of diamonds emit some degree of a fluorescent glow when exposed to concentrated UV light. It’s random, as you can see in the image above.
As you know there’s UV in sunlight, and although far from concentrated there is a small reaction a diamond has with the UV light in natural sunlight. Continue reading What Is Diamond Fluorescence? All the Pros and Cons Explained.
Have you seen how much oval diamonds have boomed over the past few months on social media?
It’s been quite a ride!
Designers seem to have been working in overdrive to create stunning and interesting engagement rings built around oval shaped centre stones. And they’ve done a great job. Continue reading 45 Tips For The Perfect Oval Diamond (2019 Buying Guide)
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