The Engagement Ring Guide

9 things to know before buying a diamond engagement ring.

1. Engagement Ring Style

The style of the band lays the foundation for any engagement ring.
Solitaire
Solitaire Pavé
Halo Pavé
Vintage

2. How to choose the right diamond carat weight?

Carat is probably the most recognizable of the 4C’s. So, what does diamond carat mean? Think about size and weight — the higher the carat weight, the larger the diamond. Carat is the unit used to measure the weight of a diamond.

INSIDER TIP
Here’s a good rule of thumb… If you aim for just below the next full carat size (example: .93ct vs 1.01ct) you’ll achieve the same look to the naked eye and save a little on the wallet.

3. Whats the best engagement ring metal color for me?

YELLOW GOLD
Gold in its purest form. Yellow gold holds a timeless beauty and is a very popular choice for engagement rings. Gold is naturally yellow, so other metals like rose gold and white gold incorporate alloys like silver, nickel, etc… to get their white or pink color. This is why with yellow gold rings, we always recommend that you clean and polish it every now and then to keep its luster.

WHITE GOLD
The go-to metal for those searching to achieve a contemporary look that will never go out of style. White gold is similar in appearance to platinum but at a much lesser price. The lighter tone of white gold has a way of amplifying the beauty of the center diamond. Keep in mind that white gold will likely need some touch-ups in the future to keep its ‘newness’ and avoid any chance of yellowing.

ROSE GOLD
A combination of yellow gold and copper create the warm pink hue of rose gold. This romantic metal is often harder to find when shopping for engagement rings, making it more rare in itself at a great value. Rose gold is also a strong metal that won’t require any extra maintenance.

PLATINUM
A naturally white metal that will last a lifetime --literally. Platinum does not change or fade over time and is the most durable of the metal options. Overall, very low maintenance. This is a metal that will bring out all the sparkle in your diamond. Platinum has the highest cost of the metals, but you definitely get what you pay for!