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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Lab Diamond Ring

Tying the knot shortly? The most significant highlight of this special day is the exchange of engagement rings, marking your eternal commitment to one another.
28 October 2023
A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Lab Diamond Ring

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Setting a Budget
  3. Choosing the Metal
  4. Selecting the Diamond
  5. Choosing the Style
  6. Sizing and Maintenance

“True Love is like a Diamond – It is rare, beautiful and lasts forever”

Tying the knot shortly? The most significant highlight of this special day is the exchange of engagement rings, marking your eternal commitment to one another. Selecting the perfect engagement diamond ring is an essential decision ahead of you. In this guide, we will walk you through the process, step by step, to ensure you make an informed choice that reflects your love story. Let's get started!

Setting a Budget

Before entering the world of engagement rings, it's essential to establish a budget. Decide what you're comfortable spending, as this will help narrow down your options without creating a heartburn. Remember that a wedding ring is a symbol of your love and commitment, so choose something that fits your financial situation. [Explore budget-friendly options here]

Having a budget will also avoid unnecessary cost overruns that may pinch you later. Setting a budget also helps you plan for multiple options.

Choosing the Metal

The metal you choose for your wedding ring plays a significant role in its appearance and durability. Common options include:

  • Yellow Gold: Classic and timeless, yellow gold complements all skin tones. Though it is a relatively soft metal that requires regular care and maintenance, it provides a vintage look and goes well with warm skin tones.
  • White Gold: Offers a contemporary look and pairs well with diamonds. White gold complements cool skin tones with its versatility and can serve as an alternative to platinum. And not to miss, it complements diamonds very well.
  • Rose Gold: A romantic choice with a pinkish hue, Rose Gold comes off as a perfect choice for the romantic in you and can be alluringly unique in its appeal. It complements both warm and cool skin tones.

Consider your style and the metal your partner prefers when making your selection.

Selecting the Diamond

The diamond is the star of the show when it comes to engagement rings.
To choose the perfect diamond, focus on the "Four C’s":

  • Carat Weight: This is the measure of a diamond's size. It is an indicator of how much a diamond weighs. A single carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. While larger diamonds are generally rarer and more valuable, consider the other 3 Cs before narrowing down on your final choice.
  • Cut : The cut of a diamond is a summary of its facets, angles, and how well it has been shaped and polished. The better cut a diamond is, the better it reflects light and, as a result, the associated brilliantly of its sparkle! A well-cut diamond will have excellent fire and brilliance.
  • Color: A diamond is color-graded on a scale from D (colorless – totally transparent) to Z (light yellow or brown). The less color a diamond has, the higher its quality and value. Colorless or near-colorless diamonds are more desirable since they allow more light to pass through to render a brighter appearance.
  • Clarity: Clarity is a statement of the presence of internal imperfections (inclusions) and external blemishes within a diamond. These can affect a diamond's transparency and brilliance. Clarity is graded on a scale that ranges from Flawless (no inclusions or blemishes visible under 10x magnification) to Included (inclusions and blemishes visible to the naked eye).

While keeping the bar high on all four options might make diamond selection a tough choice, a well-balanced combination of these 4 factors will help you narrow down to a stunning diamond that captures your love's brilliance.

Read more about 4C’s here

Choosing the Style

The Style of your diamond ring can dramatically affect its appearance. Popular styles include:

  • Solitaire: This style retains a single diamond at the center as its focal point. Love for Solitaire is timeless and why not a Single Stone Ring is enough to grab the eyes.
  • Halo: Just a like the name suggests, a halo style comes with a center diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds or gemstones. Any Shape of Diamond Solitaire can be accentuated with Halo around it and can be made look larger. Different types of Halo give various effects, you can opt from a Single Halo, Double Halo or Floating Halo and can get a beautiful Halo Engagement Ring.
  • Hidden Halo : Hidden Halo are the latest in trend as they give an exquisite look to the shank. They also cover more areas of your finger to depict your love for glimmer.
  • Three-Stone: A true symbol of your togetherness from Past to Present and Future is the Three Stone Engagement Ring. A Big Centre stone is accompanied by Small Stones on either side, making this Trilogy Ring special.
  • Vintage: An intricate design inspired by classic eras. Vintage Inspired Rings are designed with Vintage aesthetics, they can have unique Halo designs and big Centre stones with embellishments. The Charm of Vintage Rings is enduring as these are something that can be passed on through generations to maintain the family legacy.

Select a style that resonates with your fashion sense and represents the love story you're about to embark on.

Customization options go a long way in creating a one-of-a-kind piece that tells your love story. Make your engagement ring truly unique by considering our True Customization Bespoke Jewelry. Personalize your ring with engraved initials, meaningful dates, or possibly even a heartfelt message. We have the option to even design a custom ring from scratch.

Start exploring our True Customization here.

Sizing and Maintenance

Having chosen the perfect wedding ring, don't rush through the sizing. Make sure the ring fits comfortably, as resizing can be a hassle. Taking care of your diamond ring by investing in its cleaning and inspection regularly, will keep your ring looking its best for many years to come. Be sure to invest in proper care to maintain its beauty and sparkle.
Selecting an engagement diamond ring is a lovely journey and is a reflection of your love and commitment. Take time to make a well-informed decision by establishing a budget, picking the ideal metal, selecting the ideal diamond, investigating various styles, customizing your ring, and taking sizing and maintenance into account. The earlier you start, the more comfortable you will be with your choice for D-Day. May your ring serve as a timeless reminder of your unwavering devotion.

Let the ring you choose be a reminder of the love and commitment you have for your partner. Your ring is not just a piece of jewelry; it's a symbol that encapsulates your feelings for the most important person in your life. Cherish the beautiful memories it represents!