Here’s a given fact: an engagement ring is truly an essential purchase, that’s why plenty of thought should be dedicated to it in advance. With that being said, there are quite some things you should never sacrifice nor compromise when searching for the perfect ring: The style, the quality, and the finances.
First thing you should remember is that, this is a particular ring that you’ll be wearing every day of your life; so you should love everything about it. Do not settle for a small diamond stone if you really want to have a 2-carat solitaire. Similarly, do not settle for a simple-looking ring if you love the look of a halo setting.
Of course, you should not sacrifice the grade of a diamond just to spend it on something that looks larger (but of low quality). Bear in mind that a ring with poor colour or has numerous inclusions won’t look as exquisite as you imagine it to be.
An engagement ring is usually worn every single day and rarely taken off. That’s why you should never compromise the quality of your diamond ring, else it will easily be damaged. Opt for a piece that has embedded prongs so as to keep the stone secure for more decades to come.
Be aware that numerous mass-market jeweller are selling rings that are hollow inside the band just to save on metal costs. This method actually decreases the durability and quality of the diamond jewellery. Be sure that your band is a solid metal. Don’t worry though, you can always determine the heftiness of the gold (and/or other metal type) when putting on a ring.
Lastly, you should not lose track of your budget limit and risk your finances just to get an engagement ring– no matter how beautiful it may seem.
It is entirely ridiculous for anyone to spend the equivalent of two (or even three) months worth of their salary on a diamond ring. After all, an engagement ring is meant to symbolize the love of a couple—so why would you want the love of your life to take on financial difficulty, particularly as you begin a new chapter of your life together? That much money can be much better spent on a down payment for a property you two have been eyeing on, or to pay off your student loans, and even to treat yourselves on an amazing honeymoon trip.
This is why opting for a bespoke diamond engagement ring is an ideal choice. You can personally choose the cut, clarity, colour, and even the carat weight of the diamond itself. Aside from that, you also get to choose the type of metal to incorporate in the design. So, in other words, you get to control the style, the quality, as well as the price tag of your diamond engagement ring. Pretty amazing, right?
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.