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Fully Customized Matching Wedding Bands

When searching for wedding rings, one thing many women prefer is a matched set. This means that the wedding band is a perfect match for her engagement ring. Often times, though, a woman’s engagement ring does not have a direct match. In these cases, it is necessary to have a custom wedding band made. Not only will this wedding ring be the perfect pair to the diamond engagement ring, it will also prevent damage to either ring. Since both the wedding band and engagement ring are a matched set, they nestle together without creating friction damage.

Matched Sets

If your engagement ring has a matching wedding ring, then find the right matching wedding bands for your ring is no sweat. However, just because Adiamor carries the matching band does not mean it can’t be customized to your tastes. Our expert designers and certified gemologists work together to create beautiful wedding jewelry, but we understand the desire for something unique. We can take one of our existing women’s wedding bands and customize it. Whether you’d like to add diamonds or change the ring metal, we can create the perfect matching wedding band for your engagement ring.

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A customized matching wedding band for our French cut basket setting.

Customized Rings and Bands

Over the years, we’ve created thousands of engagement rings for our customers. One of our most popular items, though, is offering the ability to design your own engagement ring from scratch. By selecting a diamond and an engagement setting from our collection, we customize an engagement ring just for you. However, we can also create customized wedding bands. If we already have a wedding band you like, we can modify it to your needs. Even if you purchased your engagement ring elsewhere, we can create something unique that matches.

Contact Us Today About Matching Wedding Bands

There are two ways to contact us about customized wedding bands. The most direct option is to call an Adiamor customer service representative at (877) 627-5094. One of our experienced reps will walk you through the process of creating a custom band. Another way to is to fill out our online form for custom rings. Then we will contact you to start the design process.

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How Big Of A Diamond Should My Engagement Ring Have?

While the cost of an engagement varies wildly, there are some ways to help understand price points. Although even  one carat diamonds can vary in price by as much as $12,000, the size of the diamond often has less to do with price than quality. Higher quality cut diamonds will typically demonstrate better quality in color and clarity.  However, most people best understand diamonds by their size, or carat weight. Typically, engagement rings fall into one of three carat weight classes: under one carat, one to two carats, and larger than two carats. Larger diamonds are more rare, and therefore deciding how big of a diamond to choose will raise the cost.

Diamonds Under One Carat

Diamonds under one carat are typically used either in budget friendly engagement rings or as accent diamonds. For example, a popular three stone diamond engagement setting is the R2237. This tapered baguette setting features two smaller diamonds channel set around the center stone. These two diamonds total 0.35 cttw which means how big of a diamond is selected for the center will make the side stones feel larger or smaller. A half carat diamond will give the appearance of three smaller, fiery stones. Half carat diamonds range in price from about $1,000 to as much as $3,000.

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This three stone engagement ring features smaller side stones which make the center stone appear larger

Diamonds Between One and Two Carats

The most common size of an engagement ring diamond is in the one to two carat range. When side stones are considered, the total carat weight of most diamond engagement rings is approximately two carats. When all of these factors are considered, the most common engagement rings average around $5,000 to $15,000. However, two carat diamonds are considerably more expensive than one carat diamonds, so deciding how big of a diamond to use as a center stone matters. Larger, high quality stones can cost as much as $25,000 on their own.

Diamonds Larger Than Two Carats

Finally, the most luxurious engagement rings are those which contain center diamonds larger than two carats. For the average American, these rings are out of budget. However, rings of this size are extremely common amongst celebrities and those with high end tastes. Diamonds larger than 2 carats typically start near $12,000 for just moderate quality. The most expensive diamonds that can be used for most engagement ring settings top out in the 5 carat range. These diamonds, with the highest quality in cut, color, and clarity cost nearly $150,000. This puts large diamond engagement rings for many, yet they are still desired by most.

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Our Favorite Engagement Rings For Fall 2017

Fall is a gorgeous time of year. The changing colors in the leaves and pumpkin spiced everything provide the perfect ambience for romance. While summer still reigns supreme over wedding season, autumn is catching up. In addition to more and more weddings being planned in the fall, it is also becoming a popular time to propose. If you are thinking about getting engaged in the coming months, you may be seeking some inspiration. Check out three of our current favorite engagement rings for fall!

18K Rose Gold French Cut Halo Setting For Oval

rose gold french cut halo setting for oval

At this point, there’s simply no escaping the rise of rose gold. The romantic pink gold looks great with any skin tone. Plus, when combined with white diamonds, rose gold really shines. This is a perfect engagement ring for proposing in the fall. In addition to the pave set diamonds on the band, this ring also features a gorgeous halo setting with diamonds totaling 0.35cttw. Finally, the oval center stone brings a unique touch to this rose gold engagement ring that makes fingers look long and slender. If you’re looking to get engaged this October, this French cut halo setting is an excellent choice.

Shop the French Cut Halo setting in a variety of metals today!

French Cut Cushion Halo Basket in 18K White Gold

French Cut Cushion Halo Basket Setting

Adiamor’s French cut halo collection are some of our best known engagement rings. However, this cushion cut halo basket in 18k white gold is definitely an all time favorite. Like the oval setting, this engagement ring also features brilliant cut round diamonds totaling approximately 0.35cttw. The white gold provides a striking sophistication, and the cushion cut diamond is an elegant touch. One of the reasons this is one of our favorite engagement rings for fall is how the cushion cut diamonds appear in the ambient autumn lighting.

Shop the French Cut Cushion Halo setting in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, and platinum!

Rose Gold Basket Solitaire Setting with Round Diamond

18k rose gold Basket Solitaire SettingFinally, another one of our favorite engagement rings for fall is the classic and timeless rose gold basket solitaire. This simple ring is understated with its beauty and features a 1.7mm band. Although the band is dainty enough to be remarkably feminine, it still has enough width to be both durable and comfortable. The rose gold once again allows the center stone to shine, and the half carat round diamond shown here is a the perfect engagement ring for young couples on a budget. However, this solitaire setting can fit large diamonds up to 5 carats which makes it incredibly versatile. Truly a classic, this modern spin on the rose gold basket solitaire is guaranteed to get her to say “Yes!”

Shop the basket solitaire setting today!

 

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Share Your Engagement Story With Adiamor!

One thing we like to do is share engagement stories from happy couples. Recently, Ann emailed us with her engagement story from this summer. Ann said “Yes” in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  A vintage inspired 18k rose gold solitaire was the ring of her dreams. Check out Ann’s story below, and learn how you can share your story!

Ann’s Engagement Story

Here’s the story, in Ann’s own words:

“The two of us decided to go on an overnight camping trip, like we usually do most weekends. This trip I wanted to grill up something special for dinner so I decided to do an overnight brine and make a spice rub for some chicken wings to grill over an open flame. We headed up to our secret backcountry campsite that we usually go to but it turned out the road was closed due to the late snow storm that hit Colorado end of May. I couldn’t understand why Chris was so upset that spot wasn’t open until we finally set up camp elsewhere.

Once we were all set up at camp, he asked if I wanted to hike to the top of a nearby rock and watch the sunset. Up the rock we went and within minutes he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. I screamed “Yes!” as tears of joy ran down my face. He stood up to put the ring on my finger, and as we hugged and kissed, our dog Lincoln barked loudly. We laughed as his bark echoed through the forest and mountains.”

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Ann and Chris with their dog Lincoln right after she said “Yes”

Share Your Story

If you want like to have your engagement story featured on the Adiamor blow, email us! Send an email to service@Adiamor.com with the subject “Engagement Story.” Include a photo in your email, and we may feature you on a future blog!

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How Does Sunlight Affect Diamond Fluorescence?

Diamond color is not related to fluorescence; it is a separate element referring to the diamond’s ability to fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light. Although the sun emits some UV rays in sunlight, it is generally not enough to detect most fluorescence. However, when exposed directly to UV light, many diamonds will glow with a blue coloration. Blue is the most commonly displayed diamond fluorescence, but other hues are possible. Diamond fluorescence grades include None, Faint, Medium, Strong, or Very Strong.

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Fluorescence’s Impact

Although fluorescence is a characteristic that can be measured, it is rarely an issue when selecting a diamond. This is because diamond fluorescence is rarely detectable to the eye. The impact of fluorescence on the value of a diamond depends on its noticeability. Since diamonds graded none or faint fluorescence have little effect on color, the value of these diamonds is not affected. However, some higher grade stones such as those rated D to G may contain a milky white appearance under UV light. This can greatly reduce the stone’s value. On the other hand, fluorescence often adds value to stones with a hint of color, such as I-color and below, as diamond fluorescence often gives the diamond a brighter appearance.

Diamond Fluorescence In Direct Sunlight

Although the sun’s UV rays don’t affect most diamonds, diamonds with very strong fluorescence glow blue under direct sunlight. While the amount of fire and brilliance is not changed, the diamond’s color appears blue. However, even very strong diamond fluorescence will still be faint in most sunlight. Ambient sunlight, such as the light that passes through windows into buildings, will not alter the diamond color. Therefore, while a diamond’s fluorescence may lower the value of a stone, it will still appear gorgeous with great sparkle in nearly every situation. For this reason, many shoppers on a budget will opt for a diamond with strong fluorescence when designing a custom engagement ring.

Learn more about diamond fluorescence in the Adiamor Diamond Color Education guide.

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What’s The Difference Between Colorless and Near Colorless Diamonds?

Gemologists grade diamonds based upon a wide number of factors. The four most important factors are called “The Four C’s,” and this includes diamond color. The best graded diamonds actually refers to the absence of color, and these are known as colorless diamonds. While colorless diamonds are the most valuable, near colorless diamonds also offer a great value. For customers searching for a more affordable diamond ring, picking a near colorless diamond is a great option. Continue reading below to learn more about the difference between colorless and near colorless diamonds.

The Diamond Color Scale

Diamond color is a primary factor in determining the value of a diamond. The most well known rankings of diamond color are provided by the AGS and GIA. Although AGS is one of the standards, the majority of diamond retailers use the GIA scale. This scale rates diamonds from colorless to near colorless followed by faint, very light, and light color. Diamonds beyond a rating of Z on the GIA scale are known as fancy colored diamonds. Diamonds rated D through F are considered colorless diamonds while diamonds in the G through J range are near colorless.

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Diamond color is an important aspect of the four c’s

 

Near Colorless Diamonds

As their name implies, near colorless diamonds contain only the smallest traces of color. Diamonds are colored by elements trapped inside, such as nitrogen. The nitrogen absorbs blue and violet light, which causes the diamond to appear with a yellow or brownish tint. While near colorless diamonds are not as pure as colorless diamonds, it can be extremely difficult to tell them apart without magnification.  When mounted in jewelry, it can be impossible to differentiate colorless and near colorless diamonds apart.

The Best Value

Since near colorless diamonds are much more affordable than completely colorless diamonds, they are a great value. Additionally, for customers who absolutely must have a colorless diamond, diamonds graded F are an excellent choice. Although these diamonds are graded as colorless, they are a more affordable options than diamonds graded D. Overall, the right diamond for you fits both your style and budget. Be sure to research diamond color in the Adiamor Diamond Education Guide before making a decision. This will allow you to get the best diamond for your budget.

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The French Cut Cushion Halo Setting in 3 Metals

When selecting an engagement ring, knowing the difference in settings is important. Often, a bride will have a particular diamond shape or setting they like best. The goal, then, is to use that information and pick the perfect ring for her style and personality. As one of the most popular rings sold by Adiamor, the French Cut Cushion Halo setting is the ring of many women’s dreams. However, the ring takes on new life depending on its ring metal. Keep reading below to see the many sides of the French Cut Halo setting and learn more about this ring style.

18K White Gold French Cut Halo

French Cut Cushion Halo Setting 18K White Gold

One reason so many people love the French cut style is because of the additional diamonds. The amount of fire and brilliance presented by the center cushion cut diamond is amplified by the 0.35 cttw of brilliant cut round diamonds on the band and in the halo setting. When combined with 18k white gold, this ring appears to be completely covered in diamonds. The silvery luster of the white gold setting  makes this a sparkling, stunning engagement ring.

 

 

The French Cut Halo in 18K Yellow Gold

French Cut Cushion Halo Setting 18K Yellow Gold

The idea behind the “French cut” style is to show as much diamond as possible while hiding the ring metal. In doing so, a jeweler places the primary focus on the diamonds. However, while white gold’s shine blends into sparkle, yellow gold rings provide a remarkable contrast. In 18k yellow gold, this French Cut halo engagement ring provides unparalleled beauty. Yellow gold compliments traditional diamonds extremely well, and this is why yellow gold is considered to be the most timeless of engagement ring metals.

French Cut Cushion Halo Setting 18K Rose GoldRose Gold French Cut Halo Setting

Finally, there is the 18k rose gold French Cut Halo. While white gold and yellow gold each provide their respective compliments to diamonds. rose gold has its own advantages. In addition to being flattering to nearly every skin tone, the pinkish hues of rose gold inherently create feelings of romance. Like yellow gold, rose gold rings compliment the white sparkle of traditional diamonds. Overall, the rose gold French Cut ring feels vintage inspired yet timeless, making it a perfect engagement ring option.

Shop the entire Adiamor French Cut Halo Collection today!

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What To Do If Your Engagement Ring Diamond Comes Loose

While engagement ring settings are designed specifically to hold center diamonds, there are many ways the diamond may become loose. If this happens, you must take action immediately to prevent losing the diamond. Engagement rings can be damaged in many ways. Even cleaning an engagement ring has the potential to loosen the diamond. To help customers prevent diamonds coming loose, we’ve compiled this guide to preventing loose diamonds as well as what to do if a diamond comes loose.

Preventing Loose Diamonds

Depending on your day to day lifestyle and your job, you may not even wear your engagement every day. For women who spend a lot of time relying on their hands for work, keeping the engagement ring in a safe place will help prevent damage to the ring itself. However, it is still necessary to regularly clean and care for your ring at home. When cleaning an engagement ring, be sure to use an actual jewelry cleaner to prevent unknown chemicals from causing damage. You can also make your own jewelry cleaner by mixing a lukewarm water with a mild dishwashing soap. Only use a soft brush, and be careful of the diamond’s setting. Additionally, you should have a jeweler professionally clean your ring every six to twelve months. While ultrasonic cleaning by a professional jeweler can loosen the diamond, a professional jeweler will tighten the diamond after each cleaning.

When The Diamond Comes Loose

If notice the center diamond on your engagement ring to be loose, the first thing you should do is take it off. Keep the ring in a safe spot, such as a jewelry box lined with a clean, soft cloth. Next, it is important to contact a professional jeweler who can tighten the prongs that hold the diamond in place. Different engagement rings will contain different settings, but usually these are four or six prongs. Typically, a jeweler will fix a loose diamond for little to no cost, and most jewelers include the service in the price of cleaning.

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A classic pave engagement ring with a four prong setting. Keeping the prongs tightened will prevent the diamond from coming loose.

 

Overall, the most important steps are remove the ring, store it in a safe place, and take it to a jeweler. Wearing a ring after you notice that the center diamond comes loose could result in the loss of your diamond. Play it safe and have your diamond engagement ring looked at by a professional right away.