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Princess Cut Engagement Rings for a Queen
Posted on August 31, 2011 by Admin

Princess Cut Engagement Rings for a Queen Princess cut engagement rings are not for the cookie cutter bride. This beautiful, “square” diamond is actually an upside down pyramid. They are cut with depth and provide brilliant sparkle. Princess cut engagement rings were named and introduced in the 1960′s. This stone is head turning as a solitaire and catches and reflects light better than the marquis and emerald cut. It’s beauty and distinct four corner shape is easily enhanced by other diamonds to create a unique and personal setting. Colour, cut and clarity are important aspects of princess cut engagement rings. It is a slightly more forgiving cut and actually makes use of eighty percent of the rough diamond. The larger […]

Platinum Contemporary Engagement Rings: Is It Worth the Price? A diamond lasts forever. And when you want the woman you love to be forever yours, you want to give her the shiniest, brightest diamond ring. In addition to the stone, the band should also exhibit superior quality because after all, a modern woman like yours deserves the best of all the contemporary engagement rings out there. Contemporary engagement rings come in many different metals, including white gold, titanium and platinum. Platinum, however, is the most expensive, with a price tag almost doubling that of white gold. With sharp, icy colour, platinum certainly gives contemporary engagement rings a polished and sophisticated look. However, is it worth the exorbitant price? What is […]

Beautiful Engagement Ring Settings
Posted on August 30, 2011 by Admin

Beautiful Engagement Ring Settings There are several kinds of engagement ring settings, each one created to perfectly display the cut of the jewel it’s holding. Basic settings can be modified depending on the skill of the jeweller and the wishes of the customer. The prong setting is one of the most popular of the engagement ring settings. In this setting, the jewel is held in tiny claws. Prongs are custom made to accommodate the shape and cut of the gem. The prong is often made of the same metal as the band, but more and more jewellers are favouring platinum because of its silvery-white beauty, durability and the fact that it doesn’t tarnish. Another of the popular engagement ring settings […]

Palladium is a New Metal for Engagement Rings
Posted on August 26, 2011 by Admin

Palladium is a New Metal for Engagement Rings Which rare precious metal is lustrous, silver-white, durable and regularly fashioned into settings for beautiful engagement rings? White gold? Platinum? Try palladium, a member of the platinum family. While white gold and platinum have long been used in the manufacture of fine jewellery, palladium stands as a relative newcomer to the jewellery scene. Many people have not heard of this rare metal, but more and more prospective brides are considering palladium engagement rings. Palladium was isolated from platinum in 1803 and named after Pallas, an asteroid that had been discovered in 1801. It was first used to make jewellery in 1939. When platinum was diverted from use in fine jewellery to serve […]

The Platinum Engagement Ring: A Ring That Will Withstand The Test Of Time One of the most important things to consider when purchasing an engagement ring for your “one and only” is what type of metal you want. Many couples choose to have matching wedding bands so remember the type of metal you pick for her engagement ring may very well be the metal you will have for your wedding band. Over the past several years the platinum engagement ring has reappeared in jewellery stores. However, the cost of platinum far surpasses that of white or yellow gold. There are several reasons why platinum is so expensive, and worth every penny. Platinum is more pure than other metals. This is […]

A White Gold Engagement Ring Vs. Platinum
Posted on August 25, 2011 by Admin

A White Gold Engagement Ring Vs. Platinum A white gold engagement ring is often compared to a platinum engagement ring. They have a similar appearance, and similar durability. But they also have many differences, pros and cons. The best way to decide which one is right for you is to know what each is, and what makes them different. Understanding how the ring world works is the best way to get the most ring for your money. White gold does not exist in nature. That means that it has to be made from a combination of other metals. Not only does combining it with silver, nickel or palladium give it the white metal appearance similar to that of platinum, but […]

Expensive Engagement Rings Tell The Same Story
Posted on August 25, 2011 by Admin

Expensive Engagement Rings Tell The Same Story If money were not an option, buying an engagement ring has the potential to be much more fun. However, no matter how much money you spend, expensive engagement rings do not guarantee love that will last a lifetime any more than an inexpensive ring will. It is because the ring is a symbol of love, the circle of the band a representation of an unending commitment. But symbols are powerless without hard work and determination and a lot of love. Even so, expensive engagement rings are pretty, and they are fun to look at, even if it is just to be amazed that someone can spend that much on a small piece of […]

Modern Engagement Rings for a Modern Girl
Posted on August 24, 2011 by Admin

Modern Engagement Rings for a Modern Girl The woman you want to marry is a trendsetter. She is not restricted by tradition or limited by boundaries, instead she makes new traditions and sets her own boundaries. So you know that any old engagement ring is not going to do it. She is not big on heirloom style jewellery, but you know what she does like, and you immediately start searching for modern engagement rings. Modern engagement rings are characterized by unusual band design. Some have waves instead of just a round circle. Or twists, turns, curves, or circles. Some have diamonds all the way around. Instead of a just a solitaire, modern engagement rings throw in flair, adding bridges of […]

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings for the Love of Your Life
Posted on August 22, 2011 by Admin

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings for the Love of Your Life Your childhood sweetheart sits across from you, completely oblivious to your shaking, sweating hands and your racing heart. She’s talking, and although you love the sound of her voice, you have no idea what she is saying. Because there is a little box in your pocket, and that little box holds the key to your whole future. It is the culmination of countless hours, first researching engagement rings and metals and diamonds and settings, and then searching for just the right ring, the one that spoke to you, the one that you picked up and immediately thought of her. Her smile, her laugh, the light in her eyes. In the […]

Cluster Engagement Rings for a Unique Ring
Posted on August 19, 2011 by Admin

Cluster Engagement Rings for a Unique Ring The time has come to pick out an engagement ring, and when you are thinking rings, you start to notice them more. You’re eye automatically moves to the ring finger whenever you meet someone knew, subconsciously searching for ideas so that you can pick out the perfect ring for your fiancé to be. And with all this searching, you begin to notice something. There is a lot of sameness. Ring after ring is a solitaire, and while they are beautiful, they are not for you. You want something different, something that will stand out from the crowd. That is why you want to look at cluster engagement rings. Cluster engagement rings are like […]

The Timeless Beauty of White Gold Engagement Rings
Posted on August 18, 2011 by Admin

The Timeless Beauty of White Gold Engagement Rings White gold is the choice of many when considering diamond engagement rings. Some of the most popular and well-loved choices for rings and wedding bands today are the white gold engagement rings. Pure gold is very soft. When another metal is added to elemental gold, the resulting alloy is stronger, more durable, longer lasting. In white gold this alloy of gold and some other metal, usually silver or palladium, is often plated with rhodium, a hard, shiny, white metal that gives the ring a silvery lustre. There are many types and styles of pre-set engagement rings offered from reputable jewellers, including settings with side stones, solitaire rings, diamond rings with other gem […]

The Basics For Your Engagement Ring
Posted on August 17, 2011 by Admin

The Basics For Your Engagement Ring You are ready to make a huge commitment. You are ready to take that next big step in your life. And to begin that, you want to purchase an engagement ring. But what kind of engagement ring will you buy? It does not seem to be such a hard question, but with the many different choices available, you can quickly become lost and overwhelmed. Knowing a little beforehand about what type of diamond cuts are available and knowing the basics about colour, cut, and clarity will help you get the best diamond for your money. You would expect the size of your diamond to have the biggest impact on the price of your diamond, […]

Three Stone Engagement Rings Pack Triple the Punch
Posted on August 16, 2011 by Admin

Three Stone Engagement Rings Pack Triple the Punch There is a saying: “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Apparently that saying has some truth to it, especially where engagement rings are concerned. Why have a ring with only one diamond when you can have a ring with three? Three stone engagement rings are phenomenal, because they take the power, beauty, sparkle and shine of a solitaire engagement ring, and multiply it by three. That is a lot of beauty in one little ring. And with three stone engagement rings, you have more options to make your ring even more unique, more yours. There are a lot of different ways to customize three stone engagement rings. One […]

Royal Engagement Rings We Love
Posted on August 15, 2011 by Admin

Royal Engagement Rings We Love There is a reason royal engagement rings make the headlines. These rings are the stuff dreams are made of. They inspire every woman, every little girl, who sees them and wants them and plans for them their whole lives. Of course, very few of us can actually afford royal engagement rings, which is probably why we’re all so fascinated by them. Well, that and the fact that they are huge, and sparkly, and very, very pretty. Royal engagement rings vary from the very simple to the very ornate. The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria got engaged to her personal trainer in 2009 and recently tied the knot. He proposed with a simple solitaire engagement ring, with […]

3 Stone Engagement Rings Will Represent the Past, the Present and the Future There are few things that convey commitment and love like a diamond to a newly engaged bride-to be. These days the variety of engagement rings available to newly engaged couples are numerous. Out of the many choices offered to young couples today, one of the favourites has become the 3 Stone engagement rings. 3 stone engagement rings are filled with symbolism that appeals to young people and older couples as well. Trilogy rings are as beautiful as it is meaningful, and there are variations available to suit every personality. A solitaire is always a wonderful diamond, however, they are often extremely expensive. To find a solitaire that […]

Knowing Your Metals When Buying an Engagement Ring
Posted on August 11, 2011 by Admin

Knowing Your Metals When Buying an Engagement Ring The most important tool you can have in your arsenal when buying an engagement ring is knowledge. Having an understanding of the jewellery world and the way it works is the best way for you to get the most ring for your money. Knowing the industry jargon, understanding the terms used, and having a grasp of what makes each ring cost what it does will be a huge advantage for you when you go ring shopping. Going in blind without an adequate comprehension could end up costing you a lot more money than you were ready to spend. When buying an engagement ring, the diamond is what gets the most attention, but […]

Engagement Rings Tell Your Story
Posted on August 10, 2011 by Admin

Engagement Rings Tell Your Story Engagement rings are not just another little piece of jewellery. Although they are small, they pack a huge punch. One small band, and it changes the world for the wearer. Engagement rings are status symbols. They tell of commitment and eternity. They say that a lifetime of searching is over, a soul mate has been found, and a new journey is about to commence. Engagement rings, more than any other gift given, tell a story of love. Most women, given the choice, would choose less expensive engagement rings that meant something or have a story to tell over big expensive rings. And luckily, finding a ring that has a story behind it is not as […]

Follow Your Heart: Choosing the Best Engagement Ring Design There is so much advice given to any newly engaged couple, and the deluge seems to start immediately. Even something that should be fun and exciting – the choosing of the engagement ring – can become a source of stress for the couple. But it doesn’t have to be this way: If couples just follow their own tastes and their own hearts, they absolutely cannot make a mistake in choosing their engagement ring. Beautiful diamonds, of any cut, set in shining precious metals, of any hue, bought from reputable jewellers and jewellery outlets, are simply mistake-proof. Look at celebrities. While much of what they do is frivolous, one thing is admirable, […]

New, Gorgeous Styles in Engagement Rings: Are They for You? One of the most interesting facets of having celebrities is the way new, exciting ideas and fashions can be introduced so quickly to our society. With celebrities leading the way, change happens almost overnight, and it can be fun to get in on the latest trends. One day celebrities are spotted sporting unique engagement rings, and the next week, those rings have inspired jewellers and artisans to create fresh designs. Many times a new engagement ring design isn’t just a fad, but becomes a modern classic. Cluster engagement rings and multi-stone engagement rings absolutely burst on the scene recently, worn by singers and actresses alike. Palladium, white gold, and platinum […]

Simple Guide to Help You Choose the Right Engagement Ring There is no question in my mind that if you are looking online for an engagement ring then you are at the start of a very exciting journey in your life. I am sure you have heard many stories from your friends and family about their proposals, you might have seen lots of official engagements on the news or celebrity engagement parties in magazines. All of those stories have the one thing that fairy tales are made of: a man goes down on one knee and shows a little box to the love of his life with the hope that once she sees the beautiful sparkle of the engagement ring […]