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Rose Gold Rush

19
Feb
2015

Rose Gold is a beautiful mix of Yellow Gold and copper alloys that is rising in popularity in the jewellery world. Its popularity has sky- rocketed after celebrities such as Blake Lively have donned Rose Gold engagement rings and statement jewellery pieces.

Blake Lively’s engagement ring

Rose Gold is a great choice for jewellery colour as it complements your existing White and Yellow Gold pieces, a beautiful example is the choice of a Rose Gold wedding band to sit against a White Gold engagement, the subtle warmth from the Rose Gold lights up diamonds and makes White Gold look crisp and elegant.

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White Gold Settings vs Yellow Gold Settings for Engagement Rings

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21
Jul
2011

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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Differences between men’s engagement rings and men’s wedding rings

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13
Jul
2009

Men’s engagement rings

It’s becoming increasingly common for men to wear engagement rings.

In the past men have generally only worn a wedding ring, though today, more men are choosing to wear an engagement ring also.

Men’s engagement ring designs

The distinction between the design of a men’s engagement ring and men’s wedding ring is far less obvious than it is for ladies rings.

However, one popular determining factor when considering the actual design of the rings is that men’s engagement rings will often feature a diamond.
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Is Diamond Carat Size More Important than Diamond Colour?

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14
May
2008

That’s a common question when it comes to choosing a diamond. We can provide guidance in this regard, though at the end of the day, choosing a diamond is a matter of personal preference.

The value of a diamond is determined based on several factors, which are commonly referred to as the 4 Cs – which stands for colour, clarity, cut and carat. The combination of all four factors affects the value of the diamond.

If any one of the four factors is changed, the value will change.

When it comes to choosing a diamond, this is how I would personally approach the selection process.

Personally I feel that the colour and carat are the two most important factors to consider – however, that is provided a good standard is met for the other two factors – the cut and clarity. If the cut and clarity are not good, the whole diamond’s appearance and value will suffer.

I’ll start with the clarity and cut, and then outline the colour and carat.

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Why is Platinum so Expensive?

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12
Sep
2007
Platinum engagement ring

Platinum engagement ring

The earliest known use of platinum dates back to 7th Century BC, when it was used to craft caskets in Egypt. Its use for this purpose shows that even the earliest civilizations valued platinum as an important and precious metal. Today, platinum is one of the most demanded metals in the bridal market. It’s popularity is beginning to surpass white and yellow gold in engagement rings, and is growing increasingly favoured as the metal for both men’s and lady’s wedding bands.

But what is it about platinum that makes it so popular, and also so expensive?

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Diamond hardness

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31
Aug
2007
Diamond ring

Diamond ring

Diamonds are the hardest known natural material in the world.

The scale used to measure the hardness of natural materials is called the Mohs scale. Diamonds are measured as a hardness level of 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. That’s the hardest there is and the top of the Mohs scale!

Diamonds are very precious, not only for their beauty, but also because of their practicality.

Diamonds are popular for jewelry pieces worn daily such as engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings and pendants.

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Which finger is the engagement ring worn on?

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25
Jul
2007
Diamond engagement ring on the ring finger

Diamond engagement ring on the ring finger

Engagement rings are traditionally worn on the left hand, on the 4th finger, the on the finger, next to the pinkie finger.

It was the ancient Romans who began placing the engagement ring on the left ring finger. They believed the left ring finger contained the vein of love which connects directly to the heart.

The tradition of presenting a diamond engagement ring is believed to have been started in 1477 when Archduke Maximillian gave one to Mary of Burgandy.

Before that, engagement rings were plain metal bands. Gold and silver where used among the wealthy and iron among the commoners.

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Alternative engagement ring designs

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16
Jul
2007
Wide diamond engagement ring

Wide diamond engagement ring

The Tiffany style isn’t for every bride-to-be.

And that’s hardly surprising is it.

After all, if we all had the same taste in design, we’d all be driving the same model of car and wearing the same shoe design.

Although the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring is still popular, the classic design doesn’t suit the desires of every lady.

The solitaire isn’t always practical for all lifestyles either.

When looking for alternatives, it’s not always an easy process to find different designs.

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Choosing an emerald cut engagement ring

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6
Jul
2007
Emerald cut diamond engagement ring

Emerald cut diamond engagement ring

The round diamond is the traditional choice for engagement rings, though today a range of beautiful diamond cuts are available.

Emerald cut diamonds are now becoming one of the more popular choices for engagement rings.

Emerald cut diamonds have a rectangular diamond shape.

The glow of an emerald cut diamond is different to that of a round brilliant cut diamond. The emerald cut diamond has a shine that can be described as elegant.

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Wearing a men’s engagement ring

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5
Jul
2007

Men’s engagement ring with diamonds in white gold

Should a man wear an engagement ring?

This is a common question that grooms-to-be ask.

A man traditionally gives an engagement ring to his bride-to-be once the marriage proposal is accepted. Should the lady give the man an engagement ring too?

Traditionally men did not wear an engagement ring.

However, this has changed over the years and it is now common for men to wear an engagement ring too!

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question.

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