Written by: Sharon Wild
The choice for your engagement ring is always a personal decision, so at the end of the day the most important thing is your own preference.
Though when it comes to choosing the metal to use for your engagement ring setting, I can give some suggestions.
When I refer to the engagement ring setting, in this instance, I’m refer to the metal that is used to hold the diamond in place – the metal used for the prong or bezel around the diamond.
The overwhelming majority of yellow gold engagement rings are made with white gold prong or bezel settings.
So most yellow gold engagement rings actually have a combination of white and yellow gold – yellow gold for the band and white gold for the diamond setting.
The reasoning behind this is that the white gold setting is less noticeable around the diamond – making the diamond, rather than the metal setting, the prominent feature. Naturally most people want the diamond to be the focus of their engagement ring so the white gold setting helps to acheive that aim.
Yellow gold settings can also have the possibility of giving the appearance of a slightly yellow tinge to the diamond – even if the diamond is a very high quality diamond.
If you are choosing the top grade D diamond colour, the colour of the diamond is obviously important to you. So it would be a shame to have that beautiful colour affected in any way by the ring setting. So personally, I would choose a white gold setting for the diamond.
Though it’s still your decision, so whichever option you choose will be the right decision for you
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