Split shank engagement rings at Shira Diamonds are truly a thing of beauty. There is nothing to match the breathtaking looks of a carefully crafted and well-designed split shank diamond engagement ring. They are not just a thing of beauty, but they also serve as a testament to your everlasting love for one another. It is essential when choosing a diamond ring that you are sure to go to a reputable jeweler. Using a quality jeweler, they will carry a very varied collection of rings with a wide range of quality.
Another plus in using a reputable jeweler is that they can give you personal attention; they will take time with you and explain every aspect of your new diamond engagement ring. Most people will know about the four Cs; cut, color, clarity, and carat. These are the characteristics by which all diamonds are judged and determine what price point and class the diamonds belong to.
Before you rush out and buy a diamond ring, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Quality is probably the most important of all the factors when choosing a ring. It should be at the top of your list of considerations. A diamond ring that has been crafted to the highest standards will become something that can be passed down from generation to generation. Do not forsake quality to try and save a little money. A low-quality ring will give you problems from day one.
Here are a few things to look for when you are comparing the quality.
- The ring’s weight, the gold should be of a proper value as it will keep the diamonds in place.
- How the diamonds are set, quality diamond rings are hand set by a master jeweler, ensuring your ring will last your lifetime.
- How the ring is finished, a diamond ring should have an even finish that is smooth and clean on every surface. This is a sign of good quality checking.
This is one area in which the Internet will never replace going to a jeweler and seeing firsthand what you are buying; how could you possibly choose something like a diamond engagement ring on the Internet? A diamond ring is very personal and needs to be seen at all angles to appreciate its quality truly.
Your next decision will be what design you would like? Given that most jewelers will carry hundreds of different styles and all the prominent designers are always creating more, this can be not easy. So, how do you choose? Well, most rings are designed around a few common themes; there’s Art deco, Classic, Antique, Modern, Three stone settings, and Micro pave. By looking at these different styles, you will get an idea of what you think will suit you best.
The last thing to think about is the size of the ring. Now the ring’s width will be your personal choice, but this will have a bearing on how it’s sized. Thinner shanks will need to be sized smaller than your standard ring; those with a broader shank can go up by 1/4 to 1/2 sizes bigger than average. The height of the diamond setting will be down to your taste.
A diamond engagement ring can be crafted in gold or platinum. Contrary to popular belief, platinum is softer than gold, although it is heavier. Platinum will get marked a lot easier than gold. Gold is still the most popular choice because of its hardy nature; it can be easily worked with, polishing, repairing, or re-sizing. Gold comes in a variety of colors, including white, rose, and yellow.
A reputable jeweler will be able to work with you no matter what your budget is for a diamond engagement ring. Their reputation will be walking out their door on your finger.