We present our top picks for wedding jewellers, who specialise in creating a beautiful wedding ring for your happily ever after.
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5 Reasons Why It is The One: Revealing the LVC Promise Diamond Solitaire Ring by Love & Co.
Love & Co. has just recently launched the LVC Promise Diamond Solitaire Ring. A meaningful combination between their signature LVC Promise collection and their exclusive Lovemarque diamond brings you one of the most beautiful engagement rings you can find.Read More
Shine bright like a diamond: The answer lies in a Super Ideal Cut diamond for your Engagement Ring, says JannPaul
In search of the diamond that sparkles best? JannPaul shares that it is all about the cut. Find out how to spot a super ideal cut diamond.Read More
3 Things to know when buying a ring
Diamonds are graded and priced based on the 4Cs - cut, carat, colour and clarity.
- Cut determines the diamond's sparkle effect. JannPaul suggests a super ideal cut diamond for it sparkles best.
- Carat determines the weight (not size) and is the biggest factor contributing to its price point. Buy shy of the carat mark for example, 0.9, or 1.9, as diamond prices escalates in tiers of carat weight.
- Colour: The more colourless a white diamond is, the more rare and valuable it will be. D is fully colourless and Z is noticeably yellow. You usually cannot see the difference with the naked eye for diamonds graded higher than a G, so consider getting G or H.
- Clarity: The more clear a diamond is, the more expensive it is. Opt for an S11 or S12 for anything higher won't be noticed.
Always make sure that you get a GIA certification for your diamond.
Before you start browsing for designs online or in store, set aside a budget for your ring. Ignore the 2-3 months salary "rule" for it is largely a marketing gimmick. Instead, consider your financial situation as well as your girlfriend's expectation when setting your budget.
1. Shop online from reputable stores like James Allen - total savings can be up to 30-50%.
2. You can opt for boutique stores, they not only allow you to customise your rings but you also get cheaper prices.
1. A halo setting (small diamonds surrounding the main big diamond) is one of the most popular choices. It can boost the appearance of your stone and amp up the overall sparkle.
2. Apart from diamond, there are plenty of other beautiful gems that look stunning but can cost lesser. For example, sapphire and ruby rings, are popular engagement stones. Their high degree of hardness (second to diamond) makes them very durable and are very beautiful to wear.
3. Opt for a design that is timeless and classic. The 3 most popular shapes are the classic round, princess and cushion.
4. If you are not sure of her ring size, try to borrow another one of her rings to have it measured. It is easier to resize a bigger ring.