Today, so much emphasis is placed upon choosing just the center diamond of an engagement ring by our friends, family, and even the media, that when it comes to pick the overall design of the ring, most men find that they are unprepared. What's more, most men don't realize that it's this complete decision that impacts the overall value of the ring they are buying.
That's why it's time for some schooling.
Did you know that when it comes to diamond rings, there are more designs available than you would ever think? First there is the center diamond….and besides deciding on square (Dream) or round shaped, there are designs ranging from a solitaire (a setting that has space for one featured diamond), to multi-diamond (a setting that has space for three or more featured diamonds), to a ring designed with diamond accents, such as the popular halo style.
Once you know the general look and feel you want with the center diamond, you have to then decide on the rest of the design. You can have a clean, classic look with all metal, a twisted band, or additional accent diamonds, tiny diamonds running down the shank of the ring. Exactly what every guy needs, right?
As if this is not enough, there are also options for the type of metal and thickness of the mounting. You may have shopped for sterling silver before, but for an engagement ring it’s all about platinum vs. 18K gold.
While this might seem like a lot, each aspect of these decisions impacts the overall value, and ultimately the cost, of your engagement ring. It goes without saying that as the number of diamonds on a design increase or the choice of your metal changes, the value of the ring generally increases.
Hopefully this article encourages you to further investigate and educate yourself on all the engagement ring options we provide.