Finding the perfect diamond ring for that someone special is an overwhelming prospect if you have a limited understanding of what you should be looking for. There are so many questions, and as you learn more, it only becomes more confusing.
What type of band?
Why does clarity matter?
By the end of this process, you'll have more than enough technical details, so let's focus on a couple of important tips to keep in mind to ensure the diamond ring you choose is perfect.
Begin with the Hand
For a ring to be loved, it has to be more than just beautiful and suit the wearer; it needs to be comfortable and make the wearer feel special. Look further than the ring size, pay close attention to the hands:
– Are the fingers long and slender?
– Is the hand small or large?
– Are the knuckles pronounced?
Now, you probably think that pronounced knuckles have very little to do with what type of ring will look good and feel comfortable, but you don't want to be drawing the eye to a body part that your loved one doesn't like. Also, remember to take into account any scars or marks that they are sensitive about because certain rings accentuate different parts of the hand. A ring will never feel comfortable when it doesn't make the person wearing it feel good.
Different ring shapes accentuate certain parts of the hand in different ways.
Don't Overcomplicate It
You're purchasing one of the most sought-after luxury items in the world. Of course, you should be aware of what you are buying from a technical standpoint, but remember to keep what is the most important element of any diamond -
How much does it sparkle?
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The cut has a lot to do with this - at Passion8 we are selective of our diamonds and are pedantic with the cut, prioritising quality and artistry to emphasise the natural brilliance of a diamond.
If the ring is to be a permanent fixture on your partner's finger, then consider their day-to-day activities and habits. Do they tend to take care of their possessions? Do they work in a job that is physically demanding? Are they likely to take the ring off during certain activities, or leave it on?
These are important questions to ask because the type of band you choose may be different when durability is considered. The setting for the stone may need to be something less decorative, and the type of stones (or stones) may need to be revisited.
Find your partner the brightest diamond, the most beautiful setting and make sure it fits with the way they live on a day to day basis and you'll get it right.
Also, diamonds are never wrong.