Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamond Engagement Rings

A diamond engagement ring is a one of the greatest symbols of love there is. It is the beginning of the journey of two people who are coming together as one for a lifetime. In Australian tradition, the engagement ring is worn on the left hand on the ring finger. This is because it is said that that finger contains a vein that is the quickest route to the heart.

As it needs to withstand the test of time with constant wear and tear, diamond engagement rings need to be constructed from materials that are going to be durable.  It has been found that the metals of gold and platinum are the two best primary metals for engagement rings. When it comes to stones and other materials that are going to be included in an engagement ring, it has been noted that diamonds are one of the best gemstones to be set into engagement rings. Diamonds are the hardest and most durable gemstone known to man and the most popular which gives makes them the best option.

When it comes to styles and designs of diamond engagement rings, the options are endless. They can be as simply or as intricate as the customer likes. We handmake all our engagement rings which gives the customer an unlimited design selection.

When purchasing a diamond there are four main factors to consider. These are known as the four Cs: standing for colour, clarity, carat and cut. They are all terms used to describe the diamond to its most basic understanding.

  1. Colour refers to the actual colour or tint of the diamond. In white colourless diamonds, these are graded by an alphabet system; D – Z. D being the clearest colourless diamond and Z being almost a fancy colour.
  2. Clarity signifies purity. As diamond is initially a natural substance, it comes with flaws or imperfections also known as inclusions. These inclusions are classified by how visible they are when viewed with a x10 magnification. The grading ranges from FL (flawless) to P3 (heavily included). Clarity is one of the 2 factors that can affect a stones brilliance. If there are a lot of inclusions within a diamond, the light that is generally reflected within the diamond becomes blocked or misdirected which can affect how the diamond sparkles.
  3. Carat is the term used to define a diamond’s weight. Much like the term gram. There are 100 points in a carat and the terms are used together. For example: 0.75ct can be said to be three quarters of a carat or 75 points.
  4. Cut is possibly the most important and well known of the four Cs and is the second C that can affect a diamonds brilliance. Referring to the way that the diamond’s facets, the different angles at which the diamond has been cut, are angled towards each other. Facets are designed to act like mirrors in order to reflect the light from one side of the diamond where it enters to the other without any loss of light. If the facets aren’t aligned, light can escape from within the diamond and the brilliance is lowered. Cut is graded from excellent to poor. Perfectly mirrored facets with no loss of light are graded as excellent.

Feel free to browse some of our diamond engagement ring designs here or contact us today for a free in store consultation for your ring design.

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