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Engagement Rings

By Rajiv,

Engagement Rings

Colorless diamonds are beautiful gemstones made of pure carbon. They’re the world’s hardest substance, ranking a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Diamonds are the most popular gemstones for engagement rings. They reflect light off of the table, giving them their signature brilliance. You can find diamond engagement rings in a variety of styles and shapes including round cut and princess cut rings.

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When designing your diamond engagement ring, keep a few tips in mind. First, choose a diamond shape that matches your personal style. If you prefer a classic look, a round or oval cut might be best. If you want a modern or unique ring, consider the asscher cut or marquise cut. Second, decide on a setting style. There are simple designs like solitaires and more intricate ones like vintage rings

To help you with the diamond buying process we lean on our expertise and experience. The author of this article, our CEO, Mike Fried has over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. Mike started from the bottom, sorting and evaluating hundreds of thousands of diamonds to learn every facet (pun intended) of diamond quality and value. Mike followed that up by spending years buying and selling diamonds on the wholesale market as well as selling tens of millions of dollars worth of diamonds to diamond retailers.

Third, and most importantly, ensure you’re buying a diamond that’s beautiful while not overpaying. In general, we recommend focusing your budget on diamond cut quality—because cut is the feature that most greatly impacts a diamond’s beauty. You’ll also want to consider the color and diamond clarity. For diamond color, look for a diamond that appears white. For clarity, choose an eye-clean stone.
To get the most beauty and value for your budget, review our diamond engagement ring guides. You can also learn about colored diamond engagement rings like canary yellow and pink.

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Colorless diamonds are beautiful gemstones made of pure carbon. They’re the world’s hardest substance, ranking a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Diamonds are the most popular gemstones for engagement rings. They reflect light off of the table, giving them their signature brilliance. You can find top diamond engagement rings in a variety of styles and shapes including round cut and princess cut rings. 

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