Lewis Malka our in house diamond expert, jewellery designer and newly acclaimed author of the book ‘How to choose the perfect engagement ring and get it right first time’ shares a few wise words for all those Valentines lovers out there.
First up, when assessing which style of ring to purchase – we have the current, and ever popular design – The halo. The centre stone a lot of people are using is in fact a modern brilliant cut (round) however the twist is that they are having it in a cushion shaped setting. It gives a classical old style look as the cushion cuts were popular many years ago, probably as far back as the 1940â€™s, yes retains great sparkle in the modern round diamond. This gives maximum wow factor to all who are admiring it.Â
Secondly, if you donâ€™t want to go with a design which could fade in a few years, then I suggest you pick out a classical solitaire ring in a claw setting for maximum impact, yet 100 percent subtlety. The single stone ring never dies and is a great way to show off that one rock on the hand of the one you love.
I do believe research and understanding is key when picking a diamond and knowledge of the 4Cs is fundamental. In summary a good balance between colour and clarity will see you on the winning road to that perfect diamond. You can blend a high colour, say an F, with a medium clarity, say Si. This will ensure the diamond is nice and bright and there are no inclusions that the naked eye can see.
I think one of the overriding factors for any diamond ring purchase is that – as the saying goes, it is forever – and with that, comes the need to ensure that you love it almost as much as the person giving it to you :o) “
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