When it comes to choosing an engagement ring, it’s important to select a ring that is not only beautiful, but also symbolises your everlasting relationship. Every diamond has its own personality. It is as individual as a person, so there is one out there that’s perfect just for you. Your diamond soulmate. Beginning the search for “the one” can be daunting. Firstly, look at the style of ring. Do you prefer the simplicity of a solitaire, the symbolism of a three-stone or the classic style of a cluster ring?
An iconic symbol of romance, the diamond solitaire ring represents enduring love. Elegant, stylish and classic, the single-stone ring will never go out of fashion. A solitaire ring focuses on the beauty of a single diamond, and can be crafted from different-shaped stones to create a completely unique ring.
Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond
The round brilliant-cut is regarded as the most classic cut for a solitaire engagement ring. Cut with precision to form 57 facets to maximise the return of light and brilliance, the round brilliant-cut diamond is designed to sparkle.
Square modified brilliant-cut with four bevelled sides, the princess-cut diamond is contemporary, elegant and designed for maximum sparkle. When you look through the stone, a kiss ‘x’ is visible.
Emerald in this case refers to the cut of the diamond, not the colour. If a bride-to-be likes the geometry and clean lines of an Art-Deco design, an emerald-cut diamond might be “the one”.
Asscher-cut diamonds, similar to emerald-cut, feature distinctive step-cut faceting. Understated with old-world sophistication, the asscher-cut has a distinctive Art-Deco feel and is often called an endless hallway of mirrors.
The elongating qualities of a marquise-shaped brilliant-cut diamond may accentuate lean fingers, but the same diamond set horizontally will make a statement of individuality. Also known as the “navette” cut (meaning “little ship” in French) because of its boat-like shape.
One of the rarest engagement ring cuts, the pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond is shaped like a tear (of joy). A statement of originality, the pear-cut gives the wearer a graceful look.
A square or rectangular shaped diamond with rounded corners, a cushion-cut diamond is usually comprised of 58 facets. It disperses more light through the stone, making it one of the most radiant cuts.
A symmetrical, elliptical shape, the oval-shaped brilliant-cut diamond is very popular – and for good reason. It’s classic, elegant aesthetic is also flattering and chic.
Three-Stone Trilogy Ring
A three-stone ring represents past, present and future. A Trilogy ring can come in a variety of diamond cuts. The central stone can be beautifully complemented by a different diamond cut at either side. Each stone should be selected to represent a bride’s style, personality and beauty. Choosing a trilogy provides the opportunity to create a truly bespoke ring, filled with meaning.
From the 15th century, diamonds were added to wedding rings to symbolise enduring fidelity. By the 17th century, a diamond cluster engagement ring was incredibly fashionable – and it hasn’t gone out of style since. Cluster rings are a firm favourite of the Royal family. HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales presented a sapphire and diamond cluster ring to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. That same ring is now worn by the Duchess of Cambridge.
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