Tradition demands that a diamond ring is presented to a partner when they ask the other partner to marry. Some couples might want to choose the ring together, while in other cases, the partner in question likes to surprise his or her partner with a ring that they think the partner would like. Whatever the case, diamond rings and engagements are pretty much inextricably linked in Western tradition and only a few rebels want to flout this unwritten rule. Seen as both romantic and a gesture of affection, diamond rings have become an essential part of the ritual of marriage. 80% of proposals today include a diamond ring.
The cost of the ring includes various factors, however the diamond will most certainly be the most significant cost.
The workmanship plays a big role in the cost of the ring. If the ring is more intricate with lovely cuts and designs, then the cost is naturally more because the artisan is spending a lot of time and effort in creating these designs. All this would be incorporated into the final price of your ring. If you opt for a simple design, then it is naturally cheaper because less effort goes into the designing. All this doesn’t mean that expensive is better. This is purely a matter of choice, especially of the person who is going to wear the ring.
Choosing the right ring metal is very important for the right look. It provides the setting for the diamond and must be chosen to get the best effect. The traditional yellow gold is still one of the most popular settings for an engagement ring, but metals such as white gold, silver and platinum are also very popular. People are growing more and more adventurous and experimenting with metals such as palladium, titanium. Rose gold is growing in popularity as well, due to its lovely shade and lustrous warmth. Always aim to choose a metal that you know the lady would like, would suit her tastes and one which looks good with the diamond you have chosen.
The most important part of an engagement ring is the diamond. The diamond generally makes up around 90% of the cost of the ring, so it is advisable to research well on the shape and size of the diamond before you make a purchase. The shape of the diamond must blend in well with the ring metal chosen. Each shape has a different aesthetic and provides a different look to the finished product. You can choose from round, princess, cushion, radiant, oval, pear-shaped, heart-shaped and marquise shapes. The grade of the diamond is also important, but if you want to go for a different look, you can choose a lower grade diamond. It may not sparkle as gloriously, but the colour and the shade can provide a wonderful look when paired with the right setting.
Once you have made a decision on what you want to buy, come to us. Or even better, come to us first, because we can assist you in choosing a cheap engagement ring that not just fits into your fiancée’s finger but also your budget. We can certainly assist you here as our loose diamonds are the cheapest in Australia.
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