You’ve found the one you want to spend your life with – they make you happy, they bring a sparkle to your world, and you’ll cherish them forever. Their ring should do the same thing for them (and of course, you should too!) If you’re looking to pop THE question soon, take a look below to learn tips and tricks to find the PERFECT ring for your perfect love!
Cut VS Shape VS Setting – What does it all mean?
Before we begin, let’s start with some basics. When referring to diamonds you will often hear the terms “shape” and “cut” – “shape” refers to well, the shape! The “cut” refers to the proportion of the stone, as well as its depth and symmetry. You may also hear the term “setting” which refers to the style (halo, solitaire, 3-stones, etc.).
For a quick overview, check out the “4-C’s of diamonds” below:
- Cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. The more precise the cut, the more captivating the diamond is to the eye.
- Colourless diamonds are the rarest. Other natural colours are known as “fancy,” and their colour grading is different than that of white colourless diamonds.
- Clarity. Diamonds without inclusions or blemishes are rare; however, most characteristics can only be seen with magnification.
- Carat is the diamond’s physical weight measured in metric carats. One carat equals 1/5 gram and is subdivided into 100 points.
Typically, engagement rings come in 8 shapes: Asscher, princess, cushion, emerald, oval, pear, and heart-shaped diamonds. When choosing the shape of the diamond, it’s all about what your partner would like. Do they prefer the typical round brilliant shape? Perhaps a unique square cushion or emerald diamond? No matter what shape they prefer, many designers offer their engagement rings in a variety of shapes and colours. The most popular engagement diamond shapes are Round Brilliant, Asscher, Princess, Cushion, Emerald, Oval, Pear, and Heart – you can find ALL of them at J.H.Young.
If you’re unsure of what style your partner likes, take a look at their jewellery box. Are their favourite pieces yellow or white gold? Do they prefer silver or platinum, single diamonds or grouped? Taking a peek at some of their most cherished pieces will not only help you decide which direction to go but also which to stay away from. Chances are if they aren’t wearing the heart locket you got them for their anniversary, they probably won’t want it on their ring finger either! If marriage has been on the horizon for a while, they may even be dropping hints already – take a look at our 3 Subtle Ways to Tell Them What Ring You Want blog to see if your partner has been dropping any minor hints on the ring they desire!
After choosing the perfect cut, carat, and colour, the next step is choosing the band. Would your partner like to see diamonds all the way down the shoulders, or should the focus be on the main diamond? Does your partner like to stack rings, or rearrange jewellery based on their outfits? These questions can help you determine the best band for your partner’s ring. At J.H.Young, we proudly carry a wide selection of diamonds and bands – you can mix and match, or create your own beautiful band to hold the diamond of their dreams.
Custom Rings – A Unique Take on Engagement Rings
At J.H.Young, we believe that your ring should be a unique reflection of the love you share. Our custom jewellery experts can work with you to design and create the perfect ring for your partner. With over one hundred years of experience and thousands of happy customers, we’re confident we can help design the rings of your dreams – no matter what they are!
Trust the Pro’s – We’ve got your back!
At J.H.Young, we’ve been involved in thousands of love stories over the last one hundred years. Our beautiful engagement ring collection at J.H. Young features classic and modern styles and showcases designers such as Simon G., Allison Kaufman, CrownRing, Fire & Ice, Gabriel & Co., James Robert, and Kim International. Each ring is designed with uncompromising quality and eternal beauty, because like you’re love, the perfect diamond is priceless!
Visit us today or give us a call to begin your ring journey today.