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How to Choose an Engagement Ring

When taking on a decision like buying an Engagement Ring there are a few important things to consider before making such an investment. Here are some tips to make your mission easier….

STYLE

Focus on your partner’s style and suss out what they wear. Do they cover themselves in bling from head-to-toe? Do they swoon over beautiful, unique or antique pieces? Perhaps they are into something a little more classically elegant? Whatever their style, it’s important you get it right, because this ring will be worn for a lifetime!!!

METAL

The chosen metal for an Engagement Ring is a big consideration. You need to consider the individual and whether they have any skin allergies or irritations. Another thing to consider is the colours they would normally wear. Think warmer colours like yellow and rose gold vs cooler colours like white gold and platinum. It’s important to choose a colour that your partner will want to wear every day. Also the quality of the metal needs to be durable. Platinum (which is very white) is a very popular choice, as it’s extremely durable, but also hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin. Furthermore, DDS uses Palladium-rich white gold, which does not contain nickel (a known allergen), and is also suitable for allergy-prone skin.

STONE

You want to make sure you get a top-quality stone to last the distance. Look at the shape of the stone and find out what your partner likes – there are many shapes to consider and you want to make sure you choose the right one! Bigger is not always necessarily better. Speak to Richard at DDS Diamond Design Studios about the 4 C’s (cut, colour, clarity and carat) and establish what will be best for you and your future fianceé. Once the stone has been chosen, you need to consider the type of setting – bezel or claw-set? The right combination of stone and setting will result in the perfect ring.

JEWELLER

It’s important to deal with a jeweller with a great reputation. You might take referrals from friends and relatives and look at reviews on the internet. Whatever you decide to do, it’s important that you choose a reliable and accredited jeweller, like DDS Diamond Design Studios. We will help you choose your stone and your setting, work with you on the design, work with your budget and deliver that perfect unique piece for your true love.

TIMING

Timing is also a key factor for beautiful custom made jewellery. Think about when you want to get engaged, when you want to get married and of course, when you want your ring to be ready. A lead-time of about 8 weeks is ideal for a custom piece, as this allows for sourcing the best diamonds, designing the perfect ring and finally, the precision manufacturing of the ring.


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