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How to Choose Your Engagement Ring
When it comes to choosing a diamond for your Engagement Ring, there are a few goals that you should probably try and meet. The trick is to try and combine all of them.
- It NEEDS to be what the recipient likes and wants – Not necessarily what the buyer likes!
- It should be classic since it will be worn for many years to come.
- At the same time, it should probably meet current trends too.
So, which diamonds are trending then?
The Round Brilliant Cut Diamond is the classic and always popular cut since it offers the most brilliance and size for its Carat Weight. The downside is that Round Diamonds are a little more expensive than any other shape. This has lead to an increasing demand for Fancy Shape Diamonds.
Delving further into the different shapes, two have recently stuck out as incredibly popular.
The Cushion Cut Diamond
The Cushion has a Square or Rectangular shape but with softer, rounded corners depicting a pillow. This shape can be set in anything from a simple Solitaire, with some accent diamonds on the band or the ever popular, Halo Ring.
The Oval Shape Diamond
The Oval Shape has spiked in popularity of late all over the world and South Africa is no different. These are usually set in simple settings which bring out the beauty of the diamond itself.
But what colour gold?
Platinum and White Gold are most definitely the safe choice since they will never go out of fashion. However, currently Rose Gold is very much on trend. You can even have some fun with it and mix them up a little – In the end, personal preference is what matters the most!
Thanks to Romain Diamonds about giving us all tips on How to Choose Your Engagement Ring. Have a look at their website for more info: Romain Diamonds.