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Picking The Right Ring Metal For A Valentine’s Proposal: Part 2

When planning a Valentine’s proposal, it is important to get every detail right. Earlier this week, we spent some time discussing different ring metals for engagement rings. Although rose gold and platinum are popular choices for Valentine’s Day, they aren’t the only options. Depending on your bride to be’s personality and style, yellow gold and white gold may be better options. Continue reading the Adiamor blog to help decide the best ring metal for your Valentine’s day proposal!

White Gold Engagement Rings

Pear Shape Diamond Halo EngagementChoosing the perfect ring metal for your Valentine’s Day proposal depends heavily on the future bride. Pairing her style and preferences with a white gold ring is easy to do. White gold has a silvery shine to it, similar to platinum. However, platinum is more dense and heavier than white gold, which makes a white gold engagement ring the perfect choice for a dainty, feminine ring. Additionally, pave set engagement rings look great in white gold because it appears as if the entire ring was dipped in diamonds. If you’re looking for sophisticated elegance for your Valentine’s Day proposal, then white gold may be the perfect solution.

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings

yellow gold engagement ringProposing on Valentine’s Day is definitely a popular idea. Because of this, many men overthink their Valentine’s proposal and do too much. Yellow gold can be a solution this problem. In fact, yellow gold is the most traditional and classic of all engagement rings. This makes choosing a simple yellow gold solitaire engagement ring an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day. Although this traditional elegance may seem understated, a solitaire diamond sparkles and shines when paired with yellow gold. When in doubt, there’s simply nothing like a classic yellow gold ring.

Not quite ready to purchase an engagement ring? Visit our Engagement Ring Guide today to learn everything you need to know before proposing!

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How To Afford A Diamond Engagement Ring

For many people, getting engaged is a milestone in life. However, there a number of reasons that prevent lots of younger couples from getting engaged. One of the main reasons is finances. Engagement rings contain rare precious metals and gemstones like diamonds;  this means they are often quite expensive. Although the cost of the average American engagement ring continues to rise, this does mean they are unattainable. In fact, with the right budget skills, most people will find they can afford a diamond engagement ring.

Creating An Engagement Ring Budget

One of the most important things to do is to determine the ring budget. By figuring out exactly what you can spend, you will be able to purchase an engagement ring online that fits your lifestyle. Essentially, there are two separate ways to pay for a diamond ring: save up the total cost or pay monthly. Most people prefer to save up the total cost of the ring and pay for it this way. While there are many advantages to saving up, the primary problem is this takes time. For example, if you decide you want a $5,000 one carat diamond ring, you will have to put money away little by little to afford this. On the other hand, certain windfalls like tax returns of annual bonuses can provide the total amount needed to afford a diamond engagement ring. With some careful planning, this can help you decide when to buy the ring and propose.

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Have you started saving up to propose this Valentine’s Day?

How Much Can You Afford In Monthly Payments?

Another way to afford a diamond engagement ring is to set up monthly payments. Many companies offer financing for jewelry purchases, such as Affirm. Although interest rates can range widely from 10% to 30%, monthly payments for an engagement ring allow many more people to propose. However, one thing to consider with monthly payments is determining your ring budget. While many people think about only the final cost, the real way to decide how to afford an engagement ring is to figure out your monthly payment. If you can afford a $400 monthly payment for 12 months, then your total budget for the ring would be $4,800. Additionally, you must factor in your monthly interest payment. This will help you decide which diamond ring you can truly afford.

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The Best Engagement Rings of 2017: Part 3

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we’re finishing up our best engagement rings of 2017 countdown. Today, we take a look at the top 3 most popular engagement rings from Adiamor this year. As a reminder, these rings were picked by our Facebook followers. Click here to see the earlier parts of our end of the year countdown: Part 1, Part 2.

Best Engagement Rings of 2017 #3

halo engagement ring

Rounding out the top three best engagement rings of 2017 is the French cut halo engagement ring for a rectangle diamond. This elegant setting features approximately 0.35cttw along with a stunning 2.5 carat radiant cut diamond center stone. It’s no surprise to see this gorgeous ring at the top of our year end favorites! View more of R2964 here: https://goo.gl/2Vn20d

Best Engagement Rings of 2017 #2

rose gold engagement ring

Rose gold engagement rings are routinely one of our best sellers. Accordingly, its no shocker to see this beautiful ring at #2! The Adiamor hand engraved pave halo engagement ring contains 38 brilliant cut round diamonds totaling 0.56cttw. Shown in rose gold with a 1 carat cushion cut  diamond enter stone and a beautiful engraved detail that runs along the side profile of the halo ring. View R2839 here: https://goo.gl/DpMQ58

Our #1 Best Engagement Ring of 2017

best engagement rings solitaire

We’re finally here at the top of the list! Our most popular ring of 2017 is the Adiamor tapered solitaire diamond ring! This setting offers an antique flare with a detailed hand engraved design. This versatile setting is shown in 14k white gold with a 1 carat princess cut diamond center stone. View R2956 here: https://goo.gl/ZTY7P9

At Adiamor, we love creating custom designed engagement rings for our customers. We know that buying an engagement ring is a once in a lifetime event, and we’re truly blessed to be a part of so many new families each and every year. We hope you’ve enjoyed following along with our best of 2017 countdown, and we look forward to another year of designing unique engagement rings in 2018! Happy holidays!

 

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Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 2

This week on the Adiamor blog, we’ve been counting down our top 10 best engagement rings of 2017. Yesterday, we covered rings #10 through #7. In part 2, we present rings 6, 5, and 4. All of these rings were created this year and posted on our Facebook page. We compiled our followers favorite rings from throughout the year, and today we continue the countdown. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to see our best engagement rings of 2017, and check back tomorrow to see the final 3 rings!

The Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #6

milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring

At #6 of our best of 2017 is our Adiamor milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring. This engagement ring is pave set and features six brilliant cut round diamonds totaling 0.20cttw and four round cut blue sapphires. Our sixth most popular engagement ring of the year is shown here with a 1 carat radiant cut diamond center stone. Click here to learn more about R2773s.

#5 Favorite Engagement Rings of 2017

pave halo engagement ring

At #5 on our most popular rings, we have the Adiamor 3 row micro pave halo engagement ring. A highly customizable ring, it is shown with a 1 carat  radiant cut center diamond. The halo on this ring is rose gold, and the band is shown in white gold. To view more photos of R3081, click here.

The #4 Most Popular Ring of 2017

French cut diamond basket engagement ring

For many people, 2017 was the year of the rose gold engagement ring. It’s no surprise then to see this beauty at #4! This Adiamor French cut diamond basket engagement ring is gorgeous in rose gold. Shown here with a 0.75ct oval shaped diamond center stone and approximately .50cttw sparkling diamonds half way around the 2mm band. View more photos of R3043 here.

Check back in with the Adiamor blog tomorrow to see the final three rings on our list! If you missed part 1 of our best engagement rings of 2017, click here to get caught up!

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The Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 1

As we reach the final stretch of 2017, we thought it would be a good time to reflect. Looking back at all the rings we shared on Facebook this year, we made a list of our top 10 most popular engagement rings of 2017. Keep reading below to learn more about each of these rings in part 1 of our best engagement rings round up!

Our Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #10

french cut cushion halo

Our top 10 list was generated by our followers on Facebook. First on the list is the Adiamor French cut cushion halo engagement ring. This particular platinum version is shown with a 1 carat cushion cut diamond center stone.  Click here to view more photos of R2940.

Best Rings of 2017: #9

vintage leaf diamond engagement

At #9 we have our Adiamor vintage leaf diamond engagement ring. Available in multiple ring metals, it is shown here in yellow gold. This ring looks great with many types of diamond shapes, but it is pictured with a 0.75ct  oval cut diamond center stone. Check out more photos of R2994 here.

#8 Best Engagement Ring of 2017

french cut basket setting

Coming in as the 8th most popular ring is the Adiamor 2mm French Cut Basket engagement setting. This pave engagement ring is perfectly proportioned with a 2mm band. Also, the ring is shown with a 1.5 carat round cut center diamond. View more photos of R3071 here.

Most Popular 2017 Engagement Ring #7

perfect solitaire

Our perfect solitaire is classic and elegant, making it the perfectly placed at number 7 on the list! One of our all time favorites, it is shown here with a 1.60 ct round cut center stone. The band is slightly knife edged, and the basket is perfectly scalloped. Learn more about R3099 here.

Check back later this week for Part 2 of our Best Engagement Rings of 2017!

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When To Wear Your Engagement Ring To Work

According to the Mohs hardness scale, diamonds are on of the strongest substances on earth. However, diamonds can still be scuffed, chipped, or knocked loose.  Additionally, precious metals are often very soft. Pure gold, for instance, is much too soft to use for jewelry. For this reason, most engagement ring settings are made from common alloys such as 14k or 18k gold. Because engagement rings consist of precious metals and gold, wearing them to work is not always the best decision. Depending on your ring style and your career, you may wish to rethink whether or not to wear your engagement ring to work.

How Does Your Career Affect Your Ring?

Depending on your career, you may want to skip wearing your engagement ring to work altogether. Women that work extensively with their hands or with machinery probably fall in this category. In these cases, it’s probably best to keep your engagement ring in a safe spot, such as a ring box. Additionally, women who are care givers should be careful with their diamond ring as well. With so much contact with others, it is possible diamonds on a pave set ring to be knocked loose. Finally, women who work primarily with strangers and the public, such as social workers or police officers, should be careful. However, women who work in an office may find that wearing an engagement ring to work creates little issue.

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A ring with 6 prongs will be more durable to wear to work

Your Engagement Ring Style

In addition to determining if your career will prevent wearing your engagement ring to work, consider the ring style too. Modern rings, which often feature channel set diamonds and smooth edges, are less likely to cause problems. Additionally, solitaire diamonds with tension settings tend to be more durable. Finally, even if your engagement ring features a 4 prong setting, pave diamonds, and a knife edge, you can still wear your ring to work. Be mindful of your ring, your hands, and consider an alternative when necessary. One popular alternative is to wear the ring on a chain during tasks that may damage the ring. In the end, the best thing to do is be cautious. However, over time, your ring will feel as if it becomes a part of your fingers, and you will be more confident wearing your engagement ring to work.

Shop Adiamor’s selection of diamond engagement rings today!

 

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What To Do When She Doesn’t Love The Ring

Planning a proposal can be hectic and stressful. Between deciding on the right time and place to picking out the perfect ring, there’s a lot to keep in mind. Additionally, it can take months to get everything in line. Getting engaged means deciding on a lifelong commitment, including winning the favor of her friends and the blessing of her family. On top of everything, she’s got to love the ring! However, even with hours of planning and asking the opinion of everyone you trust, there’s a chance you messed up. She might still say “Yes!” to the idea, but if she hates the ring you must replace it immediately.

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Not everyone gets the ring right the first time.

Learning Her Style So She’ll Love The Ring

Many people simply aren’t good at shopping, and that’s because they don’t know enough about style. Whether its being impatient and settling or feeling intimidated by the research, many first time diamond buyers make mistakes. However, the majority of wholesale diamond sellers provide great diamond education centers. These can help you be an informed shopper to get it right the second time. With these guides, you will have a better understanding of diamond pricing, ring metals, and much more. Plus, you can learn which type of metals and diamond shapes represent her style. This will make the second ring the one she’ll love forever.

Fixing It Together

When all else fails, the best option for replacing an engagement ring is to shop together. Since she’s already accepted the proposal, now is the time for her to love the ring she’ll have forever. Even if she would still prefer you to do the final shopping, one great way to learn her likes and dislikes is design your own engagement ring. She will be able to pick out the style, diamond shape, and much more. This will ensure she gets the ring of her dreams.

Finally, be sure to note the return policy of where you are shopping. This will ensure that you can exchange the ring just in case she doesn’t love the way it looks on her hand.