Ask a Diamond Pro: Custom Engagement Ring in the UK for £3,500

Michael Fried
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Ask a Diamond Pro: Custom Engagement Ring in the UK for £3,500

September 27, 2022 | 2:00pm

We’re often contacted by readers located outside the United States looking for help finding the right engagement ring or other diamond jewelry.  Recently, a reader from the UK contacted us asking for help buying an engagement ring. They had a budget of £3,500 and wanted something very specific — an 18K side-stone setting with a …

Same Sex Couple proposal engagement ring

Engagement Rings for Same Sex Couples

September 22, 2022 | 2:00pm

So you’ve found the love of your life, and you’re ready to say yes to forever together. Congratulations! Now what? Who proposes to who? Do you both get a ring? Is it something you decide on as a couple, or does it need to be a surprise? It can be confusing to navigate the waters …

Petite Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: 0.50 Carat Diamond for a White Gold Pavé Setting

September 20, 2022 | 2:00pm

If you’ve read any of our content about engagement ring settings, you’ll know that we’re fans of the pavé setting, which features a row of small diamonds that run along the shank of the ring to add additional brilliance.  Finding a diamond for a pavé setting can feel somewhat challenging, as it’s important to choose …

A yellow radiant cut diamond

Ask a Diamond Pro: Radiant Diamond for a Yellow Gold Setting

September 13, 2022 | 2:00pm

We often answer questions about fancy shape diamonds — diamonds in shapes other than the round brilliant cut. Fancy shape diamonds can look truly gorgeous, and many offer excellent value for money. One of the most appealing fancy diamond shapes is the radiant cut — a modern diamond shape with a design that produces optimal …

personalized jewelry by engraving

3 Sentimental Ways to Personalize Jewelry for Someone Special

September 8, 2022 | 6:03pm

Feeling the desire to give the perfect customized gift? You’re not alone.  We’ve used our research and experience to create a list that ensures your individualized gift is thoughtful, classy and high quality. Before we get into it, our number one recommendation for personalized gifts is to use a reputable vendor. We mention the vendors …

A pear shape diamond ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: Looking for a 2.5 Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond

September 6, 2022 | 5:28pm

Many of the emails we receive from our readers are about fancy shape diamonds, such as the princess, emerald and radiant cuts. This is no surprise, as buying a fancy shape diamond often requires paying more attention to cut parameters than a round brilliant cut diamond. Recently, a reader contacted us asking for help selecting …

7ct emerald cut diamond ring

Ask a Diamond Pro: Choosing a “Conflict-Free” Emerald Cut Diamond

August 30, 2022 | 2:00pm

As we often mention in our diamond education guides, we’re always happy to help readers find and compare diamonds. We love getting emails and helping you out, whether it’s to compare a range of diamonds or find something special that’s uniquely yours. While most of the questions we receive from readers are related to diamond …

Two tone rings

8 Two-tone Engagement Rings: Taking the Ordinary to Extraordinary

August 25, 2022 | 2:00pm

At last! You’ve found someone you love deeply and you are pursuing engagement rings! So exciting! We are here to support you in this process! The classic solitaire diamond engagement ring remains a tradition in the 21st century. Yet there are many different ways to play with this classic and create a more individual piece. …

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